This is Obama “living rich.”
It’s one thing if one makes one’s money in private industry where one must negotiate the whims of the market (at least to some degree) on the way to riches. (Hell, if one inherited money at least one is spending one’s own money.) It is quite another for someone to make one’s bones as a politician like Obama has. As Truman said, one can’t get rich in politics unless one is a crook. Well, here you go. Case in point.
That Mr. Obama was also talking at a “climate change” conference is just icing on the cake. He is the classic politician crony capitalist. Make regs and regulations that hurt the middle class (but give nods to contituencies that pad his bottom line) and then enjoy life as one of the banker class – because fundamentally that’s what he desires to be. Obama wants to be one of “them.” It’s all too obvious.
At least Jimmy Carter, for all his faults wasn’t an ass post presidency like Obama. – But that’s Obama for you. Classy.
Former President Barack Obama traveled to Italy this week to make a speech on climate change at the “Seed & Chips: The Global Food Innovation Summit” in the city of Milan.
It seems like Obama has taken a page out of Leonardo DiCaprio’s book of “do as I say, not as I do” and took a private jet to Milan. Not only that, he had a 14 car convoy to get into the city, which also included protection from above with a helicopter.
It doesn’t end there. According to The Daily Mail, 300 police officers were used to protect the former president.