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RIP Margaret Thatcher

2013_04 17 Thatcher funeral program

Britain’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, was honored in a ceremonial funeral service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Thatcher died of a stroke on April 8, aged 87. 

2013_04 17 Thatcher funeral procession

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip were among the more than 2,000 mourners who attended the service.

At least 170 countries were represented among them.

President Obama sent … nobody.

Many viewed the snub as evidence of Obama’s disregard not only for the Iron Lady, but also for the Special Relationship that, until Obama took office, had flourished between the US and the UK. I am among them.

Daniel Hannan, who represents England in the European Parliament tweeted a thanks to Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper for attending the funeral in person.

2013_04 18 Hannan tweet

Others retweeted and added their own sentiments:

  • Apologies, sir.
  • RIP Dear Lady.
  • We hope you know the sadness of US @ loss. Not all are as insensitive as some DC politicians.
  • Many Americans were there in spirit.
  • We are ashamed of our President’s lack of respect for Prime Minister Thatcher.
  • He couldn’t even send Biden, or Michelle, or even Kerry.
  • Way to “restore America’s standing in the world”, Mr. Obama. (2008 campaign promise)
  • “Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” – William Shakespeare

There were some Americans at the funeral:

Former Vice-President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan was unable to attend in person, but sent a representative.

2013_04 17 Thatcher funeral casket

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The Legacy of the Iron Lady

RIP Margaret Thatcher [3:04]

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Socialist Death Spiral

As Maggie Thatcher famously opined,

“The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

These 11 States now have more people on welfare than they do employed.

Death Spiral - 11 states with majority on welfare

Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2011, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support. What’s the problem with that much support? Well, the median household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day. To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for a 40-hour week, while the average job pays $25.00 an hour.

Sources:

Thatcher quote TRUE @ http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/thatcher.asp

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This is like shooting fish in a barrel

These Alinsky Alerts practically write themselves.

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H/t to Legal Insurrection for both.

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