Lectures on houses that are "too big"

© 2018 Jim Spence - Barack Obama is bucking for a unique title. Seemingly, he has a desire to be known as the Jimmy Swaggart of ex-presidents.
Earlier this month Obama was in South Africa pontificating on the excesses of the world's wealthy. He spent considerable time whining about "wealth inequality." This was also a favorite topic of Obama's fellow socialist and buddy the late-Hugo Chavez, who if he were alive today, would be witnessing the inevitable starvation his equality obsession foisted on millions of Venezuelans. Admittedly his countrymen are starving quite "equally" than they were prospering, when those nasty capitalists had a say in how Venezuela was run.
Interestingly, Obama did manage to concede that somehow while working as a “government servant,” he earned the more than $20 million. He earned that tidy sum between 2005 and 2016. This income stream does seem vastly different than the income of the average American.
Still, at least in his rhetoric to his devoted followers, it would seem that Mr. Obama continues to be deeply concerned with “income inequality.” He lectured his audience that those who have more money should share their earnings with the less fortunate.
“There’s only so much you can eat. There’s only so big a house you can have. There’s only so many nice trips you can take. I mean, it’s enough,” Obama proclaimed self-righteously.
It never occurred to those in attendance, or those reporting on his ironic exhortations, that he was living quite lavishly after having traveled tens of thousands of miles from home while working people paid the costs. And how about those Obama homes?
The Obamas have two homes, including their second home. Their second home has eight-bedrooms and nine-and-a-half bathrooms. Apparently the Obamas have to have all those extra bathrooms because most of the people they hang out with are full of feces.
There is even more interesting news. Their mansion is reportedly being expanded. It seems the modesty and equality-minded Obamas are having an in-ground swimming pool installed and are also adding another terrace.
The Obama's 8 bedroom second home
Somehow the media and the audience could not grasp the dripping hypocrisy when Obama said, “We’re going to have to worry about economics if we want to get democracy back on track. We’re going to have to consider new ways of thinking about these problems, like a universal income, review of our workweek, how we retrain our young people, how we make everybody an entrepreneur at some level. History shows that societies which tolerate vast differences in wealth feed resentments and reduce solidarity and actually grow more slowly. And when economic power is concentrated in the hands of the few, history also shows that political power is sure to follow and that dynamic eats away at democracy.”
Oh really? All of this...."Do as I say not as I do" drivel is mindful of Al Gore’s carbon footprint. Spare us the lectures pal until you downsize and give away your fortune. Your pension should do nicely if what you say also applies to you.