avon calling… to destroy america!

Send in the ClownsJohn Edwards was right. There are two Americas. The problem is that those two Americas make up the constituency of his party. The very rich are attracted to the Democratic Party because they’re able to “do something” to help others without lifting a finger themselves. Plus, their wealth insulates them from the consequences “progressive” policies have on the average American.
The poor, meanwhile, become dependent on the government, which is the way government and the aristocracy prefers it. It helps ensure the perpetual power and wealth of those in power as the rest of us are forced into dependency by the policies of the powerful.
I happened across a Q&A in USA Today with Andrea Jung, Avon’s CEO. As you may already know, Avon sells cosmetics. But more importantly, Jung is a big supporter of “change”, particularly since the consequences of change are unlikely to affect her since she’s taken home about $36 million over the past five years.
“Without being a political pundit, each one of us has come into a leadership role knows that the first 100 days will be looked at. President Obama’s 100-day plan is pretty impressive. I think it’s a Wow 100-plus days. The administration is not operating from fear, it is trying to drive change for the future, and that’s a good thing,” Jung said.
Good lord. Jung’s missive about the first 100 days totally misses the mark. What the hell is a “Wow 100-plus days” anyway? You mean ramming trillions of dollars in unnecessary spending down our throats without giving anyone a chance to read the 500-lb. bill? You mean the litany of tax cheats and other ethically-challenged people Obama tried to foist on our system?
Then she has the nerve to say “the administration is not operating from fear…” Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel said it best: “You never want a serious crisis go to waste.” It is obvious the administration was operating from fear, and playing on the fears of the American people in order to implement its left-wing agenda.
Given this foolishness (and the response to her foolishness could fill volumes), how can you possibly trust anything else she says, whether it’s about politics or business? But again, Jung represents the new narcissistic aristocracy in America. When cap-and-trade and a new health care program goes down, Jung’s millions will shield her from the consequences.
When energy prices double and triple all in the name of reversing mythical, magical “global warming” (now called “climate change”) through cap-and-trade, Jung will continue to jet around the world, burning petrol like no tomorrow. Meanwhile, everyone else better figure out how to squeeze into those freaking clown cars, or add another two hours to their commute as they mount their bike for the 20-mile ride downtown. It’ll be like China, but without good Chinese food!
But it’s all worth it… this change that Jung is helping foster through her support. We’re all going to have to make adjustments. Well, maybe Jung won’t have to make any adjustments. I very much doubt that Jung will face the same health care system enjoyed by the average American. There will be no rationing, no interminable waiting lists, and no being subject to the whims of a faceless bureaucracy for Jung.
In Jung’s brave new world, everyone else must pay the penalty to make her feel good about “doing something”. Jung gave $30,800 to Obama’s campaign in 2008. Something tells me that if you can throw around $30,000 you’ll probably do just fine when the inflation, high interest rates, skyrocketing costs of fuel and health care, and all the other you-know-what hits the fan when the Obama administration’s runaway spending starts to pay dividends.

0 responses to “avon calling… to destroy america!

  1. What I believe Brown was trying to communicate was the apparent bias in your writing. You seem to be suggesting that wealthy Dem’s are only looking out for themselves. However, this is not an issue of political affiliation. The problem is the motivations of the extremely wealthy influencing public policy and how people use this power to their advantage. You seem to completely ignore the fact that wealthy republicans have done the same thing. The wealthy have hurt America, not the evil liberals.
    If both parties are making the “wrongs” then why are you making this a partisan issue? For someone who values objective truth, I am surprised at the lack of factual evidence supporting your theory about why some wealthy vote democratic.

  2. One note of clarification… two-thirds of the super rich (those making over $30 million) voted for Obama.
    The vast majority of people making $1 to $10 million voted for McCain. In other words people who had more to lose (i.e. the “working wealthy”) voted for McCain, while the tycoons voted for Democrats.
    This fits Club Soda’s assertion that “the very rich are attracted to the Democratic Party because they’re able to “do something” to help others without lifting a finger themselves.”

  3. Thanks for the link and clarification. I was not aware of those stats. I can see the chain of logic in Club Soda’s argument.
    However, the part I was mostly referring to is Soda’s comment below:
    “The poor, meanwhile, become dependent on the government, which is the way government and the aristocracy prefers it. It helps ensure the perpetual power and wealth of those in power as the rest of us are forced into dependency by the policies of the powerful.”
    Where did this come from? This is by far the strongest statement in the post and is not backed with any evidence. Plus, look at the income gap. It’s not like the rich were losing money with a republican at the helm. So how does voting for Obama ensure their wealth? Please explain.

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