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'At a certain point you've made enough money' - Obamas looking to buy a $15 million vacant lot on Martha's Vineyard
Do as I say, not as I do-ism.
Conservatives generally believe that the accumulation and maintenance of wealth is a good thing. We like money, we admire success, and we don't view those who've achieved a significant fortune with contempt. We're aware that well-funded bank accounts provide employment, stimulate the economy, and keep the country humming along.
The left disagrees. If you're rich, you aren't paying your fair share. Heck, even if you're not rich you should be taxed more. To them, the wealthy are like dragons - sleeping on a mountain of ill-gotten gold - lording over the peasants with filthy, probably-stolen, lucre that they couldn't spend in a hundred lifetimes. No one needs all that cash, and really you should only have what you the government decides you should be allowed to keep.
As we know, they never self-apply this standard. We've done a thousand pieces on how leftist-statism is built on a do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do foundation, but fatcat Dems keep offering new examples. It's just so easy to point out their hypocrisy, that we'd be fools to stop doing it.
Enter former President Barack Obama: a man who wants to "spread the wealth around" and who once famously said "at a certain point you've made enough money."
...According to Realtor.com, he's looking to purchase one of two vacant lots on his favorite vacation Island, Martha's Vineyard. Of course, he doesn't want to live inland like some commoner, so both properties are ocean front. They're also not cheap. The man who wonders when 'enough is enough' is looking at plots that start at $12 million and, remember, that's without a house.
I screen capped the article, because this is the kind of piece that, for some reason, seems to have an odd habit of disappearing:
Ahhhh. "Heaven on Earth." Isn't that what we all want? Good for the Obamas. It's nice to be so incredibly wealthy that you can purchase, or even consider purchasing, such a piece of property. Why, just imagine the stately manor that one could build on such beautiful land!
...Y'know, if you weren't a real true-believer in that whole wealth redistribution thing.