Posted by Christopher Johnson | Friday, August 26th, 2011 | Uncategorized | 54 Comments
Mr. President? I know that you and I haven’t exactly been close. The fact of the matter is that I’m probably going to vote against you next year since I enthusiastically support [INSERT NAME HERE].
Nevertheless, I would like to take a more constructive tone around here than I have in the past so in that spirit, I propose two moves you might make to help the economy. Granted neither will save anywhere near the amount that needs to be saved but they will help counter the prevailing notion that you are nothing more than a hard-left social engineer gambling with the house’s money.
First off, rescind this idiocy:
The economy remains in shambles yet President Obama keeps wasting taxpayer dollars expanding an already bloated U.S. government, this month launching a new office to help build a “diverse and inclusive workforce” at all federal agencies.
The new Office of Diversity and Inclusion will ensure that the entire U.S. government develops comprehensive strategies to drive and integrate diversity and inclusion practices. It will assist the different agencies in building a workforce that “respects individual and organizational cultures” by examining policy options, data trends and employee survey findings.
The goal is to eliminate demographic group imbalances in targeted occupations and improve workforce diversity. To attain this, special initiatives have been created targeting specific groups, including Hispanics, African Americans, American Indians, women and gays and lesbians. The idea is to create a workforce that truly reflects America’s diversity, according to the Obama Administration.
In fact, the Obama executive order creating the new agency assures that it will promote the federal workplace as a model of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. It will also establish a coordinated government-wide initiative to promote the cause. The investment is worth it because a commitment to equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion is critical for the federal government as an employer, according to the commander-in-chief.
Sir? I assume you’re going to pay the diverse people who diversely work in your diversity office. Since nobody likes unemployment, these people are going to have to justify the salaries they receive. So we can expect them to produce entire libraries full of studies, reports, analyses, recommendations and regulations(“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of trees suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly cut down”), all to advance a cause about which nobody anywhere gives a crap.
When most people have to deal with any government office, be it the IRS, Social Security, the Passport Office or any other, they prefer dealing with an office that is competent. They want to know that the information they receive is accurate or the forms they request are the forms they need. Nobody but a blockhead ever says, “Well, the IRS sent me the wrong form, my taxes are going to be late and I’m going to have to pay hundreds of dollars in penalties but golly, that was one diverse office!”
Second thing you can do is to remind your wife of the fate of Marie Antoinette.
The Obamas’ summer break on Martha’s Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets.
But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances.
White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers’ money on vacations alone in the past year.
Branding her ‘disgusting’ and ‘a vacation junkie’, they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol.
The ‘top source’ told the National Enquirer: ‘It’s disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage of her privileged position while the most hardworking Americans can barely afford a week or two off work.
‘When it’s all added up, she’s spent more than $10million in taxpayers’ money on her vacations.’
The First Lady is believed to have taken 42 days of holiday in the past year, including a $375,000 break in Spain and a four-day ski trip to Vail, Colorado, where she spent $2,000 a night on a suite at the Sebastian hotel.
And the first family’s nine-day stay in Martha’s Vineyard is also proving costly, with rental of the Blue Heron Farm property alone costing an estimated $50,000 a week.
The source continued: ‘Michelle also enjoys drinking expensive booze during her trips. She favours martinis with top-shelf vodka and has a taste for rich sparking wines.
‘The vacations are totally Michelle’s idea. She’s like a junkie. She can’t schedule enough getaways, and she lives from one to the next – all the while sticking it to hardworking Americans.”