After going on the attack against GOP nominee Mitt Romney for his record of success at Bain Capital, President Obama has refused to return the $7,500 in campaign contributions from two Bain employees.
Though the Obama campaign has repeatedly attacked Mitt Romney for his career at Bain Capital, President Obama still accepted $7,500 in campaign contributions from two Bain executives. His campaign press secretary, Ben LaBolt told The Politicker the president has no intention of giving the money back.
So that's the price of hypocrisy? $7,500? While that may seem like a lot, in a campaign that is likely to see the President raise and spend close to a billion dollars, $7,500 is a drop in the bucket.
The President went on to defend his hypocrisy, saying Mitt Romney doesn't have the right idea about what it takes to lead our nation:
“If your main argument for how to grow the economy is, ‘I knew how to make a lot of money for investors,’ then you are missing what this job is about,” President Obama said. “It doesn’t mean you weren’t good at private equity. But that’s not what my job is as president. My job is to take into account everybody, not just some.”
The problem with your logic, Mr. President, is that every American taxpayer is an investor. We give of our hard-earned wages to ensure the continued survival of our great nation. So is it wrong to expect a rate of return on that investment?
Unfortunately, Obama doesn't care about the 53% of Americans who pay taxes—those investors in our great nation. Instead, he has cast his lot in with the 47% of our nation who do not give of themselves, who do not financially support the success of the United States.
Just look at the President's record of sympathy for the radical Occupy Wall Street movement, and those of his Democrat colleagues like Ohio's senior senator, Sherrod Brown. Even after dozens of arrests over the last few weeks, the President refused to recant his support for the violent movement.
That's the America Barack Obama supports—one of violent socialism where taxpaying citizens are treated as the lowest class of citizens simply because they had the audacity to be successful members of society.
Perhaps President Obama would do well to look out for the country's investors a little more, sympathize with radical socialists a little less, and give the hypocrisy a rest.
And it probably wouldn't hurt to pass a budget either.