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hah is it a midwest thing?

May 3, 2008

From Obama’s book <u>The Audacity of Hope<u>:
“I simply believe that those of us who have benefited most from this new economy can best afford to shoulder the obligation of ensuring every American child has a chance for the same success.  And perhaps I possess a certain Midwestern sensibility that I inherited from my mother and her parents, a sensibility that Warren Buffett seems to share: that at a certain point on has enough, that you can derive as much pleasure from a Picasso hanging in a museum as from one that’s hanging in your den, that you can get an awfully good meal in a restaurant for less than twenty dollars, and that once your drapes cost more than the average American’s yearly salary, then you can afford to pay a bit more in taxes.”

My honest opinion of this book: I like the guy.  That’s really as far as I’ve gotten, but important nonetheless.

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  1. May 8, 2008 4:26 pm

    I don’t think its a midwest thing. I lived there my whole but I think if you earn the money you should keep it :D. Then again I have been called cold hearted more than once (you told us we that Irvine people should post a comment so I did :-P)

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