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Tom Harkin on Wealth (Re)Allocation

harkinJanuary 2015 cannot get here soon enough. That’s when Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) will no longer be a U.S. senator. Harkin will not seek re-election in 2014. That’s good for, at least, two reasons. First, Harkin is a very hard left liberal, and his absence, regardless of who Iowans elect in his place, cannot but help the U.S. Senate. Second, Harkin’s absence will reduce nonsensical statements. On the down side, we will be deprived of a clown at which to laugh.

This 1:12 video of Harkin says it all. Harkin denies that we have a spending problem (15 second point). He says, “Is It a Spending Problem? No … It’s a misallocation of capital, a misallocation of wealth.” As if that wasn’t bad enough, Harkin blamed hard-working Americans for the misallocation problem. At the 58 second point, Harkin says, “All of this wealth has been accumulated by hard-working Americans has been accumulated in fewer and fewer hands all the time.”   [emphasis mine]

So, I guess that in HarkinWorld, being a hard-working American and trying to reap the rewards of your own efforts, to accumulate wealth so you are not dependent upon the government, is bad.

But Harkin somehow seems to avoid his own words, thus making him a colossal hypocrite. According to Roll Call, Harkin is number 27 on the roll of richest men in politics, worth $10.5 million. According to Roll Call, “According to Harkin’s financial disclosure forms, his minimum net worth has essentially doubled since 2006 because of his wife’s purchase of about $5 million worth of stock in 2007.” It sure seems to me that $10.5 of capital gives Harkin quite an opportunity to at least begin to correct the misallocation problem. Will we soon hear of an announcement from Harkin’s office? Don’t hold your breath.

Harkin’s remarks are simply unbelievable! We would cry if we did not laugh at Harkin’s statement.

But that’s just my opinion.

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  1. JoeKidd says:

    Hearing the name Tom Harkin will always evoke this one craven image: The day that Barack Obama, while attending Tom Harkin’s Iowa Steak Fry, willfully decided he would not put his hand over his heart during the playing of the National Anthem. Hell, Obama would not even stand at attention! Think about that.

    United States Code, 36 U.S.C. § 301, states that “during a rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.” Except for Obama.

    TIME captured the image for all eternity, one so disrespectful, it seared minds like a lightning bolt that scorched the Earth where Obama once stood.
    http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1662530_1446035,00.html

    PS- I’m just one American who sees RIGHT through the person who’s pictured there on the left.

  2. Jan Brown says:

    The year of 2014 is “THE YEAR OF THE GOLDEN EGG” for all proclaimed ‘conservaties’ that have been clamoring to “take back our government” IF we get our act together! Every state has its own Mark Rubio or Ted Cruz. There are 22 plus seats open in 2014, If we truly are serious, then every single one of us must stop whinning, & get to work finding the him or her that can win & carry our message forward. We, in Texas, got our Ted Cruz & now John Cornyn is up for re-election & there is no heir apparent & perhaps there is no need. Still, he needs to be re=evaluated & test scores (votes) checked. No one person will satisfy everyone, so egos must be set aside & remember that if ‘some’ of your requirements need to be set aside, your principals can remain intact…An ‘ideal’ candidate left in the closet does no one any good…Get with your ‘groups’ or organizations & start the process, ask your group leaders to begin inter action with other ‘groups’ that are like minded. All of that power of the Tea Parties is still available IF we use it!!

    This is the time to act, not complain. The Harkins need not be replaced with ‘more of the same’. OUR future is in OUR hands. What will we do with it?

  3. MM says:

    I’ve hated this douche for 30 years-he’s a lying hypocrite, a disgusting POS that’s the epitome of what’s wrong in Congress-remember the picture of him and Kerry down in Nicaragua with their noses in Ortega’s asscrcack-and gee, doubled his money in a couple years when his wife plunked $5M!!! down in the stock market, no insider information here.

    Scum doesn’t begin to come close to what he is.