Yesterday, there was a near-riot in Atlanta, Georgia, when 30,000 people stood in long lines in the sun in 90+ degrees heat, just for a chance to obtain an application form for a Section 8 public housing voucher. Some had waited in line for two days for the applications.
Police were in riot gear. People collapsed in the heat. Emergency personnel drove up in a pickup truck and handed out bottled water. People were carried off on stretchers. 62 were treated for heat-related issues; 20 were taken to hospitals, including a baby who went into a seizure.
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is a government subsidized housing assistance program for a low income family or individual. The tenant pays about 30% of their monthly income for rent. Section 8 (i.e., taxpayers) pays for (subsidize) the rest.
As you saw in the news video, the vast majority of the crowd were black Americans. 93% of black voters had voted for Obama in 2008.
Meanwhile, Michelle Antoinette Obama was living it up in the seaside resort town of Marbella, Spain:
She flew on Air Force Two (cost to taxpayers: $147,563) and was accompanied by 40 “friends” and 68 “security agents,” who commandeered 60 rooms in the 5-star hotel, Villa Padierna, where rooms go for as much as $6,500 a night.
And disgraced but shameless Congressman Charles Rangel, with 13 ethics charges by the House ethics committee, whooped it up with a who’s who of Demonrat officials to celebrate his 80th birthday last night. Rangel reportedly left the stage “dancing,” saying “This damn sure ain’t no funeral, is it?”
Let them eat cake!