March 11, 2009

This article just highlights how out of touch the Limbaugh National Committee really are:

Nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host Mike Gallagher lamented this morning that his failure to sell his own house, that he recently placed on the market, was due to the psychological effects burdening the wealthy resulting from the class warfare propagated by President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats.

Gallagher was attempting to make the case that the economic policies of Democrats in D.C. have driven fear into the rich, which has translated into the wealthy being too scared to spend their money. As a result, wealth is not having the ‘trickle down effect’ on the nation’s working class who rely on the nation's upper class for jobs.


"I decided to put my house on the market. Three weeks. And it’s a house – and I’m not bragging – it’s a house with a ‘wow factor.’ You walk into the house and you go, ‘Wow.’ It’s got all the nice little bells and whistles, it’s got the electric shades that go up and down, and the sound system, and the beautiful pool. I’m a lucky guy. Three weeks – not a single phone call."

Dripping with irony, Gallagher, a fierce proponent of ‘individual responsibility,’ recently lambasted home buyers facing foreclosure who had purchased homes they could not afford and were seeking bailout money or to have the federal government intervene and stop foreclosures. Last week, Gallagher highlighted the story of a bus driver who had purchased an $800K home, which is now only worth $600K:

"I dare you to feel sorry for her…how about this, honey? Pay your mortgage!"

In short, Gallagher believes in individual responsibility and the importance of micro-economic behavior when it comes to people who can’t afford their mortgages, but attributes (Democratic) macroeconomic governmental policies for his inability to sell his own house.

Gallagher, by the way, did not mention the listing price of his home on the air.

Maybe people are making responsiblitiy a high priority? Gallagher, not the comedian is complaining becasue his house has been on the market all of three weeks without even telling us what his selling price is. Welcome to the horrors that all of Americans are facing, but at least he isn't in foreclosure.

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