Making the rounds promoting her new album, she sat down this week for an interview with the Associated Press and as usual, politics entered the conversation. She voiced nothing new, proclaiming as usual, her loyalties to the Democratic Party, her wish for Hillary to run, how women are still regarded as “second-class citizens” and this praise for Obama: “I think we have advanced with Obama, and I think people are giving him a hard time, which is not fair because this Affordable Care Act is working and it’s going to help a lot of people. But it’s like Greek tragedy, you know, they always try to bring down the gods, bring down the kings, bring down the leaders. Oh my, there is just so much in that quote. Let’s break it down, shall we?
“We”? Who is she referring to? Certainly not the average working and middle class American. For us, wages are down and net worth has plummeted. Home ownership is down. Food prices, gasoline, energy and rents, all up. High paying job prospects is dismal. The Labor Participation Force is at a record low with almost 93 million potential workers not participating in August 2014. For monitories, things are worse.
There is one group for which her claim rings true: 1%’ers like herself. If by “we” she means folks like her, the uber-wealthy, she’s right on. For the rich, things are swell. Really swell. According to Bloomberg Business, the richest of the rich became $524 billion richer in 2013 alone. The Dow Jones is breaking record after record. You can bet that Bab’s investment portfolio has grown nicely under her favorite President’s stewardship. I have no problem with any of this other than the hypocrisy of ultra wealthy liberals like Streisand. I do not mean to eschew the rich. I only wish wealthy liberals would embrace and celebrate their wealth instead of making excuses for it.
As for the Affordable Care Act, what would she know about it? Do you think she even knows what a health insurance bill looks like? She is so far removed from the perils of ObamaCare she has zero credibility to champion it.
My favorite part of her aforementioned quote is a classic Freudian slip. Yes, Bab’s, we all know that you rich progressive liberals think of Obama as a King; A god. And we proletarians are mere subjects not invited, as you are, to His Court.
For those struggling and in need of charity, you’d be better off hoping that more of the richer rich are conservatives, not liberals like Streisand. Why? Because study after study shows they give considerably more to charity than folks like Funny Girl.