Do You Really Want “Fairness” Mr. President?

Charles Krauthammer rarely misses the mark, and his April 3rd 2009 editorial (“Obama’s Ultimate Agenda“) is no exception. He speaks to the president’s drive to secure “fairness” in our society.

Obama is a leveler. He has come to narrow the divide between rich and poor. For him the ultimate social value is fairness. Imposing it upon the American social order is his mission.

Fairness through leveling is the essence of Obamaism. (Asked by Charlie Gibson during a campaign debate about his support for raising capital gains taxes — even if they caused a net revenue loss to the government — Obama stuck to the tax hike “for purposes of fairness.”)

Now add to that the video below…

So how do the “old-school fiscal conservatives” convince Obama that his EU brand of “fairness” is simply just a bunch of hooey? It’s very simple really… We look at two of his passions (movies and sports) and apply the “EU FSB/Obama Fairness Doctrine”.

Is it fair that movie stars and pro athletes make tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars while the average cop or teacher makes $40,000/ year? Why of course not. And since the entertainment and sports industries play a major role in our national/global economy, I say we follow the president’s lead and cap actors’ and players’ salaries at $40,000. We should also cap  producers’ and coaches’ salaries at $250k…

There Mr. President… Now settle down and see just how compelling your movies and your sports are after that bit of “fairness”.

Alan Speakman

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