Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Matt Mead : "I'm Not Interested in a Non-Profit where a director is making $5M a year"

-- "I do think that at a certain point you've made enough money."
-- "I'm Not Interested in a Non-Profit where a director is making $5M a year"

After one of Obama's famous liberal blubberings, Thomas Sowell wrote : "One of the many shallow statements that sound good-- if you don't stop and think about it-- is that "at some point, you have made enough money." 

Sowell is reacting to Obama's speech he gave to a stacked audience in April : Obama: "I Do Think at a Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

Sowell continued : "when politicians think that they should be deciding how much money is enough for other people, that is starting down a very slippery slope."
... "Are we really so eaten up with envy, or so mesmerized by rhetoric, that we are willing to sacrifice our own freedom by giving politicians the power to decide how much money anybody can make or keep? Of course, that will start only with "the rich," but surely history tells us that it will not end there."

Interesting.  And that is easy to understand.  After all - who is government to be saying that how much money someone makes is too much?

Here is what Matt Mead had to say ... with the question included, so nothing is out of context.

Just what kind of principle does Mr. Mead stand for?
Mead and Obama - it seems the words are all different but the message is the same.
No wonder the Democrats were drawn to him.

The exact claim that he makes, 'I should appoint myself director of the Mead for Money Not for Profit' ... is that not what he has done for his own campaign?

When you "donate" money to a PAC, it becomes tax deductible, does it not?  Mr. Money Mead financed $897,000 of his own money to his campaign.  By the way, the Mead campaign made up 41% of the accumulation of all campaign finances just before the primary election.
Even if Mr. Mead didn't make good on any tax deductions, he sure as heck made good on all the money he spent on high dollar advertising with the Casper Red Star ... August 15 - Trib Endorses Mead

When asked about the growth of government during the Gov. Dave years ...
Matt Mead: "I think the governor has responded accordingly to that and in a proper way.  And so ... I do not think the growth of government in the last 6-7 years has been excessive" audio clip

Question: How can a "Republican" say that he agrees with the growth of government that a democrat has advocated and charged for 8 years?
Answer: Republican in name only.

------- Obama : "I do think that at a certain point you've made enough money..."


Like a good seasoned politician, Mr. Mead seems to be doing nothing but buttering voters up.
With support from Unions, a strange history of trying to ban guns, praise to Gov. Dave and the growth of government, and arguably the most democratic voter turn out for a Republican candidate in Wyoming history ... what is there about Mr. Mead that is conservative?

Recall the primary election results: with 71% of the Republican voters who did NOT vote for Mead ... there is a significant gap of principles to those of conservatives.
With 71% out there disgruntled - there is significant opportunity to defeat Mead in November.
With Taylor Haynes now in the race running as an Independent, Conservative, Constitutionalist, WRITE IN candidate - How will the people of Wyoming weigh their decision come November?

Matt Mead - again compared to Obama with an increase in fuel tax ...


More Reading / References ...
Examiner - Matt Mead and gun rights, similarities to John McCain and Dave Freudenthal
Wyoming Tribune Eagle - Is Wyoming Government Too Big?
WyPoli -- Open Book Finance - Can You Buy Votes in Wyoming? *NEW STAT!*

Thomas Sowell - "Enough Money" -- HOME PAGE

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