In his quest to appear to relate to the commoners, Obama takes a page from Bloomberg
“The president does not get paid that much. He is on a budget, too.”.
and joins the common complaint
He says he and first lady Michelle Obama took a hit like everybody else when the economy nearly collapsed, telling ABC that a college fund for daughters Malia and Sasha has gone “up and down” with the stock market.
How endearing! Losing investments on Wall Street is indeed Everyman’s plight!
And on the other hand, how does he know the value of his investments? Shouldn’t those be placed in a blind trust to insure he wouldn’t be too invested in Wall Street?
Silly me, I am talking about the good ol’days when appearances of propriety counted.
That also explains his vested interest in Wall Street.
And don’t forget his humble beginings, please!
“it was just a few years ago that we had high credit card balances, we had two kids, thinking about college. We had our own retirement accounts, wondering if we were going to be able to get enough assets in there.”
Geez, being a Senator is hard! . And arugula prices had gone through the roof!
Oh, the humanity!
But relax, people. Obama is one of us! Assets, college funds – WTF are those?
Aren’t you feeling better now financing his lavish parties and vacations with your taxes?
But I get it now. Goldman Sachs, AIG, Lehman Brothers BP – they are not the only ones losing on Wall Street. Obama is too.
And once the cat food commission gets its hands on our social security, you too will know the agony of being an investor – though not by choice I’m afraid.