Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Reason for Tea Parties

It's because of people like Robert Creamer. Who's Robert Creamer? You ask.

Well, Creamer is headed to Le Hotel Greybar after pleading guilty to tax violations and bank fraud for swindling 9 institutions out of $2.3 million dollars.

But wait! It gets better:

Robert Creamer, a political consultant married to four-term U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, could face four years in prison on the two felony counts when he is sentenced Dec. 21.

'In my heart, I know that these mistakes do not define or diminish this good man, or the good work that he has done over the last 40 years or that he will do in the future,' Schakowsky, D-Ill., said after her husband's court hearing.”

Actually, Congresswoman Schakowsky, that's not true. He's an admitted liar, cheat, and swindler. Any it's not improbably that you benefited from the $2.3 million dollars.

Still, it's just a story about yet another Democratic politician who believes that taxes are for the little people.

Until this:

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) blasted 'tea party' protests yesterday, labeling the activities 'despicable' and 'shameful.'

'The ‘tea parties’ being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs,' Schakowsky said in a statement.”*

Yes, that's the same Rep. Jan Shakaowksy. You have to admit; it takes a certain amount of crust to call tax protesters 'despicable' and 'shameful' when hubby just confessed the other day that he's a tax cheat.

So, who's really 'shameful' and 'despicable' here? Tax protesters, or Congresswomen who have likely materially benefited from their husband's crimes?

But in a congress of Leona Helmsleys...

*And by the way, even the Obama Administration isn't stupid enough to claim that their debt plan will create 3.5 million jobs. They are only claiming that they will create or save 3.5 million jobs. So as long as 3.5 million Americans remain employed, they're covered.

But these kinds of sophistry are apparently well beyond the 40 watt bulb powers of Congresswoman Schakaowsky, married to a swindler and tax cheat, but yet willing to pass judgment on others.

HT: Instapundit