Dana Rohrabacher Identifies National Income Disparity Cause

Since 1993, the wealthiest one percent of Americans have captured 50 percent of the nation's economic growth.

If that fact alarms you, Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher knows who to blame for the 18-year-old crisis: a Chicago constitutional law professor.

You may have heard of him.

His name is Barack Obama and he is now president of the United States.

But in 1993--when the top 1 percent began its most recent, dramatic income percentage surge, nobody knew of Obama. He wasn't even in the U.S. Senate or even a local elected official. He was a constitutional law professor in Chicago and an associate in a private law firm.

In an Oct. 26 Twitter post, Rep. Rohrabacher--a master of twisting facts to fit his mind-boggling partisan rants--wrote, "If rich getting richer it is because our Chicago machine Prez has channled [sic] $ billions to his cronies, while putting us $ trillions in debt."

So, in Rohrabacher's mind, Obama--who has advocated new taxes on the wealthiest Americans--is a tool of the wealthiest Americans while the congressman's Republican Party, which has adamantly advocated reducing taxes on the wealthiest Americans, is protecting the middle class--a group that got tax breaks under Obama without a single GOP vote in the House of Representatives.

This career congressman has never been a clear thinker, but I'm guessing he was a bit rattled yesterday about a news report that he has been converting campaign contributions into personal family income

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

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Dana Rohrabacher is my congressman and I'm having a very hard time connecting with him. I've called his office {(714) 960-6483} at least 7 times in the last 12 weeks inquiring when he is meeting with his constituents. It seems that he doesn't plan on EVER having a town hall meeting. If Mr Rohrabacher is your Congressman too, please call his office and encourage him to have a town hall  meeting

Jack Grimshaw
Jack Grimshaw

Increasingly, one gets the impression that Mr. Blobhead may be suffering from PTSD ... Post-Traumatic Surfing Disorder  - ie: getting bonked on your oversized bonce by your board. (Obviously not gonna be the military version of the syndrome, as the gentleman's service record, or lack of, is well known.)  Any professional politician who kicks 50% of his campaign contributions into his wife's pocket would be well advised to shut the hell up about money being channeled to cronies.


Rohrabacher has, and always will be, an embarrassment to OC. It never ceases to amaze me that the Republican party can't find someone better to represent that district.He has been in the congress for 4 decades and still can't get a leadership position.At least the Repub's are smart enough to realize a national forum would just show the entire country what a foolish man they support here.

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