Hannity special spotlights Extractor Economics: America’s real privileged few as economy shrinks.
Bill Moyers and Extractor Economics.
The economy shrinks. And the Constitution is under liberal assault yet again.
We’ll get to Mr. Moyers — and ex-US Senator Russ Feingold in a moment. So too the shrinking economy, as announced yesterday by the Commerce Department.
But first: What exactly is the “Extractor Class” — and who are they?
They are liberals who gain wealth by using the government to take your money. To (excuse the imagery) milk you like a cow. And make themselves rich.
Last week Sean Hannity did an entire special called Boom Town, spotlighting Extractor Economics. Working with filmmaker Stephen Bannon and author Peter Schweizer (Schweizer has written Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy, and Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich Off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to Prison), Hannity zeroed in on what just what Obama’s “fair share” redistributionist economics really means.
To wit: You get poor, Washington gets rich.
While the economy shrinks, while the poverty rate soars in the rest of America, the nation’s overall unemployment rate rests yet again at 7.8%, the black unemployment rate jumps to 14%, and the number of Americans desperate for food stamps keeps rising to record levels not seen in almost fifty years — Hannity’s special zeroes in on the blunt fact that Obama’s Washington is awash in Lamborghini dealerships, fine wine, expensive housing, and hoity-toity restaurants.
What drives Washington’s soaring affluence — an affluence denied to the rest of America? What is taking your money and redistributing it to a relative handful of people inside the Washington Beltway?
Let’s take the Hannity story and move the ball a bit further.
How does this game work? How does the money taken directly from your pocket — your paycheck, your savings, your investments, your company — fatten individual wallets in one of the biggest liberal redistributionist scams of the day?
Let’s run through some current news stories involving Washington and see what’s happening.
We will start with:
• The National Labor Relations Board
You remember this story from a few days back. A federal appeals court ruled that President Obama violated the Constitution by making recess appointments of three members of the NLRB — when the U.S. Senate wasn’t in recess. The lawsuit was filed by a group of people — among them Mark Levin’s Landmark Legal Foundation — who are determined to see that Obama is called on his repeated and increasing attacks on the Constitution.
But for the moment, put the issue of the Constitution aside.
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