Obama teleprompter jokes have become legendary. It is referred to as TOTUS, a take off on POTUS or President of the United States. Obama cannot give a speech without one.
While Obama and his teleprompter have become something of a joke, spending by the White House is not a joke. The White House, according to the Washington Times, is spending $100,000 of taxpayers’ money on an outside “media coach.”
You cannot make this stuff up.
Michael Sheehan, who is a long time Democratic media guru, has secured a $100,000 contract with the White House. Hillary Clinton described him as the man who helped her “master the teleprompter.”
Great! Tax dollars are going to help provide Obama with a teleprompter coach.
Sheehan’s company has received $60,000 from the White House for consulting services since 2009. The White House has also spent $100,000 on a speechwriting contract for Joe Biden.
Over the last two years, the White House has spent over a quarter of a million dollars just on speech writing consultants.
The White House has seven speechwriters. They are paid a total almost $700,000. The Chief speechwriter makes almost $175,000 a year!
How many speeches does Obama give a year? Why are we paying for consultants, whose sole job is to make Obama look good?
America is in the throes of the Obama economy. This is the worst economic downturn since the great depression. You would never know it in the Obama regime.
As gas goes above $4 a gallon and by Memorial Day it is predicted to be about $5 a gallon, and many Americans are having to make painful decisions about spending, why are we using our tax dollars to give Obama a teleprompter coach?
How many speechwriters does one man need? We are running record deficits and have a record national debt. Our government needs to start doing some serious belt tightening.
Sheehen has a long history with the Democratic Party. He has coached every Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate as well as major convention speakers for the Democrats since 1988. Hillary Clinton’s praise of him is effusive.
The dirty secret of Democrat politics is that when Democrats get into power, part of their view of the government and taxpayers is that they exist to help Democratic politicians reward those who have helped them get into power.
Sheehan is a Democratic Party enabler. If Obama feels like he needs a teleprompter coach, let him pay for it himself. He is a multimillionaire. After all, as he has said, this is a time for shared sacrifice, so Obama’s sacrifice should be he foots the bill for this himself. After all, he is among the wealthy that he is always saying should pay their fair share.
Of course, we know that never applies to liberals, who simply want others to pay.
Meanwhile, as Congress looks for ways to slash the budget, eliminating these consulting contracts for the White House and cutting the White House speech-writing department would be a small but significant step.
Consider this a "me, too" post!
Taxpayers paying for presidential speechwriters AND coaches masks the nature of the man. The president is in a sense less 'real' because of this.
When I visit the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials in D.C., and read the words on the wall... I am utterly moved by those words. That eloquence, that honesty - came from their minds directly, and not from someone else.
Perhaps we need to refer to our president as editor-in-chief?
Let Freedom Ring: Congress has too much access to our money, that's the problem.
They can tax us into poverty while they spend and spend. That's why the Fair Tax is bogus, it does not prevent congress from increasing taxes or limit their spending.
Also bogus is the balanced budget amendment because it also does not limit spending it only requires the congress to balance the budget. "BY RAISING TAXES" CAlifornia has a balanced budget law, did it stop them from spending? NO! It did nothing but lead to higher taxes and new taxes.
Read "Regaining Freedom" om my Tea party web page, it has the solution.
Perhaps you should read this:
First of all we don't even want to HEAR HIM SPEAK!! So that right there makes it too much that we are spending! Second why is it that liberals can't DO ANYTHING THEMSELFS? NOTHING, ZIP, ZERO, ZILCH! It is amazing. There is a youtube Video..it is a "Movie Trailer." called the Presidents speech...if you want to die laughing I highly suggest watching this. :)
We are about to have a financial Collaspe in the upcoming year...my hubby and some friends of ours are prepping for this..we have a high food Stroage, we have blankets that are on reserve, we have gas and prepped that as well, we have all that you can imagin. WE have monet set aside...ect...and this idiot is spending money on speeches that we just don't want to hear? ARE YOU FRIGGEN KIDDING ME? Maybe they need to seek major help with a Doctor because they jsut can't stop this spending Spree....they are making my Husbands EX-WIFE look like a saver. Good GOD!! This should not be allowed! SICK..JUST SICK!