It’s all about the little guy

https://i1.wp.com/newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/main_photos/2013/August/Hannity%20Limbaugh%20O%27Reilly.jpghttps://i1.wp.com/blogs.kansas.com/weblog/files/kochs7.jpg

Never doubt that these people care deeply about the vast swath of Americans who believe their every word! Never doubt it!

They know America will be destroyed if everyone can afford health care for their kids. Destroyed I tell you!

And, according to them, they’ll save us from health care, a dismal fate, and they are brave. Brave I tell you!

  • Rush Limbaugh – NET WORTH $400 million
  • Sean Hannity – NET WORTH $39 million
  • Rick Scott – NET WORTH $85 million (down from a reported $250 million in 2010 after he spent $75 million of his own money on his 2010 campaign for FL governor and since it’s rumored he’ll spend $100 million of his own money for the 2014 election . . . puzzling numbers but then I was never very good at math.)
  • Koch brothers – NET WORTH more billions that I can count
  • Sarah Palin – NET WORTH $16 million
  • Rupert Murdoch – NET WORTH $13 billion
  • Donald Trump – NET WORTH $150 million
  • Anne Coulter – NET WORTH $9 million
  • Glenn Beck – NET WORTH $150 million
  • Dick Cheney – NET WORTH $12 million
  • Bill O’Reilly – NET WORTH $75 million
  • Newt Gingrich – NET WORTH $7 million (which is a disgrace since he’s earned $100 million since he left government)

 

39 responses to “It’s all about the little guy

  1. Don’t forget our pal Stuart Varney, net worth > $10 million

    Like

  2. Why don’t I have relatives like these people? It’s just not fair!

    Like

    • Because sted,, you wouldn’t want to claim them as family. That’s why!

      Like

      • You can tell what God thinks of money by the people he gives it to.

        However, having said that, there are exceptions. Look at Bill Gates,. he has committed himself to dispersing the vast majority of his wealth to the improvement of mankind.

        Like

        • Hi Bill, welcome to my place! I like that ‘what god thinks of money’ thing. Gates and others are the exceptions that ‘prove the rule’. My grandmother used to say ‘them that has gets’. She understood perfectly.

          Like

  3. Given the method of implementation, America could well be destroyed “if everyone can afford health care for their kids.” I’ve got to “fear quote” that though, since Obamacare isn’t likely to achieve anything close to that or any other of its touted aims and benefits.

    You love to ignore that you can be against something while still being in favor of what it is touted as being for.

    Like

    • jonolan – You mis-characterize me; people share our goals but disagree fiercely about how to achieve them. But let’s not pretend that universal coverage would be possible in a ‘free market’. So to claim one favors covering all the dear little kids while being dedicated to stop or destroy the only way to get there . . . disingenuousness of the purest sort.

      Like

      • Funny, I thought access to needed healthcare was the goal, not universal access to health insurance. Now, if we stay strictly within the health insurance – as it is used today in the US – paradigm you’re right in that it can’t be done with anything resembling freedom.

        Like

        • Picky, picky, picky πŸ˜† Health ‘care’ is the goal. “Coverage’ is the current means but certainly not the only one.

          Free market equals ‘freedom’?

          Like

          • The Free Market is part and parcel of freedom in general but what I meant about ” it can’t be done with anything resembling freedom” goes well and far beyond that.

            I also think that, if we abide by “the current means,” the losses of individual freedom will compound because the government becomes our and our brothers’ keepers. This is already happening in the UK and other nations where they’ve already gone down this sort of road.

            Like

            • Well, just to clarify, here in the UK we have free universal health care from craddle to grave. Everyone pays in – everyone has access. America is the only developed country that doesn’t have some form of universal health care for it’s population. We are not denied access because of pre-conditions (that’s a lovely one that is), or our ability to pay.

              Are there problems with the National Health service? Yes there are – plenty. The country strives to get it right in changing demographics and new deseases and conditions brought on by a changing lifestyle.

              In America, it seems to me, that to offer free medical care (although its’ not free because we all pay for it) is somehow an infringement of one’s freedom – which is just complete bull***t. Sadly, Obamacare falls well short of the mark because of the politics of such notions. The only freedom infringed is that of the medical and insurance industry to charge what they like and restrict those who benefit.

              Like

              • Bill, I’m always astonished by those on the right here who talk about the deficiencies of UK and Canada as though what we have is perfect, when in fact what we have is not only unfair but increasingly substandard. Our life expectancy has now dropped to #37 in the world. My Canadian friends love their medical care system and are flummoxed by our strangeness around the issue.

                Like

  4. One who to remove Obamacare is for opponents to volunteer to purchase insurance for the uninsured … and this group could help many!

    Like

  5. Small communities are communal. Studies show we start to disconnect in our brains after roughly 150 human connections. This is why it is relatively easy for most people to step over homeless people in the streets of big cities. We are disconnected, in a smaller community you would either know that person directly or at least know their family. Try stepping over them if that is the case, highly unlikely.

    Like

    • Smaller communities are communities. What we have is a population. You’ll also note that most of those with some sort of problem are those who aren’t part of communities within that population.

      Like

  6. Reblogged this on The Fifth Column and commented:
    I haven’t visited “Whatever Works” for a while. This particular entry caught my eye and I decided to share it. (Thanks Moe…)

    Like

  7. Wow!!!! Yeah, they care …
    Reblog: http://hrexach.wordpress.com/

    Like

  8. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Yeah, they care! They care sh*t!!!

    Like

  9. Brave…yep. Beck and the other talkers portray themselves as such rebels, they’re risking so much! In reality, they’ve found quite the comfortable way of making money for themselves…by fleecing people looking to believe in something.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s