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Barack Obama Complains About Having Too Much Money During Speech In Africa

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Elitists Ready State-of-the-Art Doomsday Bunkers as Coronavirus Pandemic Worsens

It’s good to be a plutocrat!

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While ordinary Americans deal with the coronavirus pandemic and the many anxieties that accompany the unprecedented crisis, the super rich are retreating to state-of-the-art bunkers featuring bowling alleys, swimming pools, and other amenities.

The providers of these doomsday bunkers are reporting a drastic increase in business, with coronavirus hysteria causing at least one economic sector to boom.

“As unpopular as coronavirus is, it’s getting the publicity of a Backstreet Boys hit in the ‘90s,” said Gary Lynch, general manager of Texas-based Rising S Bunkers. “People have an infatuation with it.”

Business is good for Lynch and other bunker manufacturers, as the ultra rich scramble to use their remaining wealth to seclude themselves. There is no limit to the luxuries that can be provided in a modern bunker, with many of these bunker models resembling mansions.

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“Movie theaters are common,” Lynch said. “We built one in California that has a shooting range, swimming pool and bowling alley.”

Lynch offers 24 different options for individuals wishing to purchase a bunker. The smallest model costs $39,500 and includes a custom air filtration system, bunk beds, a functioning toilet, and a kitchen counter. A more decadent set-up is the Fortress, which costs $1.009 million, including 15 private bedrooms, 42 bunk beds, a panic room, and a room to house guns.

The most garish model of all is the Aristocrat, which features a sauna, hot tub, swimming pool, gym, greenhouse, billiards room and garage. It costs an incredible $8.35 million to construct and is off limits to all but the super rich. Coronavirus is causing a run on these types of shelters, Lynch explains, as high-class Americans realize the necessity of extreme preparedness.

“In 2008, I talked to a guy for four-five months who was thinking about purchasing a shelter. I think he probably used the coronavirus to convince his wife, because he finally just bought one,” Lynch said. “That’s how most buyers are; they’re not in it for one single reason.”

The providers of these bunkers feel they are supplying a much-needed service in the market to alleviate the authentic fears of families in an increasingly topsy-turvy world.

“We don’t create fear. We resolve it. The true elite all have backdoor plans. They’re jumping on planes and flying to islands,” said Robert Vicino, who is CEO of the shelter-building company Vivos. “We give people the peace of mind that they have their own backdoor solution for when it’s time to take shelter.”

Vicino noted that his clientele has moved from middle class to upper class in recent months, as the wealthy no longer feel insulated from the rest of society from their gated neighborhoods. He reports that interest in his bunkers are up 1,000 percent year-over-year, and sales are up 400 percent, as doomsday fever sweeps throughout America.

“As long as time permits, we will continue to build bunkers. This world won’t be safer tomorrow,” he added.

For the Americans without the wealth to retreat from society, they will have to deal with a tumultuous and dangerous reality for their loved ones as the coronavirus pandemic continues without any sign of slowing.

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