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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Joke of the Day: Obama to Encourage 'Responsibility?'

Supposedly Barack Obama will call on Americans to "sacrifice" and will stress "responsiblity" in his inaugural address.

Rahm Emanuel, who will be chief of staff in the new White House, said: "We need that culture of responsibility, not just to be asked of the American people, but its leaders must also lead by example."

Responsibility? Is that what bailing out homeowners or car companies is called these days? Sacrifice? What are the 50%+ marginal tax rates, the increasing unemployment, the declining stock market and home values? Isn't that sacrifice enough? When is the government going to "sacrifice" part of its budget like every American family and company is forced to do during a recession?