Over the week-end I have been investigating various websites in an effort to determine some definitive information about the sacrifices we Americans have been called upon to make by our President Barack H. Obama. Interestingly I found numerous sites and various reports from both the left and right relative to comments made by our President.
Permit me to draw your attention to a specific Editorial titled “Sacrifice Today Needed for Prosperity Tomorrow” written by Representative Martha Roby (R-AL):
After reading Representative Roby’s editorial I was most impressed with this freshman Congresswoman’s comments and it is encouraging to note there are some people in Congress who get the severity of our economic condition. I was drawn to the specific remarks of President Obama’s historic inauguration in January 2009 when he said the following speaking of a growing deficit and a costly recession: “Given these realities, everyone in the chamber – Democrats and Republicans – will have to sacrifice some worthy priorities for which there are no dollars. And that includes me.”
We have continued to hear about sacrifice from the President since his early days in office, and more than two years later we have witnessed millions of Americans sacrificing under the pressures of this economy. Is there one single incident where our President or any member of Congress has sacrificed as a result of this devastating economy? I always thought sacrifice began at home, but apparently our President and Congress believe they function in a totally isolated and privileged world. Thanks for nothing guys, because what is good for the goose is good for the gander, and we voters should not forget that when we return to the polls.