In his first major speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama complained about how he has too much money. The speech occurred during his trip to Africa, which happens to be the poorest Continent on the planet.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 17, 2018
Leading up to his claim that he has too much money, the former President spoke out in favor of collective bargaining, breaking up monopolies, and progressive taxation, among other policies. He somehow felt that these policies would be of help in a poverty ridden place such as Africa, where being able to consistently put food on the table is a luxury.
After preaching to the crowd about how he knows how to fix all their problems, Obama quickly switched subjects stating “I should add by the way, right now I’m actually surprised by how much money I’ve got,” adding that “there’s only so much you can eat. There’s only so big a house you can have. There’s only so many nice trips you can take. I mean, it’s enough.”
Beyond making an obvious humble brag/complaint, Obama demonstrated his clear lack of understanding when it comes to capital. It isn’t surprising that somebody like Obama, who has never owned a business, would feel as though he has too much money. He doesn’t understand that the majority of people with large sums of money generally invest it in order to make more money, and in turn, create jobs.
But former President Obama has no idea about what goes into creating jobs. He famously made that clear in 2012 with his “you didn’t build that” statement made as a jab at business owners taking pride in the businesses they built.
Former President Obama was in Africa to commemorate the 100th birthday of South African revolutionary, and avowed communist, Nelson Mandela. While on his trip he also visited Kenya, the birthplace of his father.
Political Saint Louis Prosecutors Won’t Charge BLM Rioters That Trespassed on McCloskey’s Property
But they’re still prosecuting the McCloskeys.
Saint Louis prosecutors are declining to pursue criminal charges against Black Lives Matter rioters that trespassed on the property of Mark and Patricia McCloskey in June, setting off an armed confrontation with the couple that became national news.
City counselor Michael Garvin announced that the city had decided “prosecution is not warranted” against the riotous BLM trespassers in the case.
The ‘protestors’ in question had been previously citing for trespassing. At one point, a gate to the private community in which the McCloskeys live was broken open, but it doesn’t appear anyone is being charged for causing property damages to the wall. Some the rioters had threatened and waved pistol magazines at the McCloskeys before they trespassed on their lawn.
Although the BLM rioters are getting off scot-free, George Soros-funded Saint Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner is still pursuing a highly dubious and politically charged criminal case against the McCloskeys for the actions in the standoff. Attorneys working for Garder reassembled the courtroom prop that Patricia McCloskey was holding in the event into a working firearm in order to file charges, and they’re doing so against the wishes of a Saint Louis police captain who declined to sign off on a probable cause statement accusing the McCloskeys of illegally brandishing firearms at the unruly mob that had broken into their gated community.
This is an example of anarcho-tyranny at its finest. The thugs who trespassed and threatened the couple at their own home are being babied and let off the hook, while the couple that merely stood on their own property holding a gun and urging the rioters to move along are being maliciously prosecuted. Fortunately, Missouri Governor Mike Parsons and President Donald Trump have both identified the prosecution against the couple as the sham charges, indicating a pardon would be provided if the case somehow is adjudicated against them.
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