three better men © by timsnell

22 September 2012 –

Pearl Jam’s lead singer and rock icon, Eddie Vedder, was quick to state his disappointment over Romney’s 47 percent comments.

The 47-year-old said of Romney’s comments: “I’m an example of someone who never made it to university. I did have this dream to be a musician. I felt that this dream had an expiration date. It [his job as a security supervisor] was that job which allowed me to keep affording to guitars and microphones. For me, it all began with that ability to get the proper training for a decent job. It’s very upsetting to hear a presidential candidate be so easily dismissive of such a ginormous amount of the population.”

Thursday night, at the home of Don Miggs and Lisa deBartolo (daughter of former owner of the San Fracisco 49ers, Eddie DeBartolo Jr), Vedder performed for the president and a room of guests in Florida and helped net $1.7 million. There were 85 guests who paid $20,000 each.

Vedder sang four songs: “Rise,” “Without You,” “Millworker” and “Rockin’ in the Free World.”

President Obama’s Remarks To Eddie Vedder

President Obama thanked him for “for that unbelievable performance but more importantly for that story … for you to share that story with us, Eddie, speaks volumes not only about you but about this country,” Obama said. That story captures better than anything what this campaign is about and what this country is about.”

Was Eddie Vedder Aware Of The Following?

While Eddie Vedder is to be admired for his success and hard-work, we were wondering if he was aware of the following.

1) We now spend every red penny of taxes paying for interest on our $16 trillion debt and for entitlements and welfare. Incredible, all money needed to operate the federal government is borrowed: that includes defense (only 19% of the budget), education, etc.

2) There are not enough rich people to pay the bill; they would have to pay a tax rate of 142%, just to cover ONE YEAR of the DEFICIT.?

3) You can now make as much sitting around doing nothing than working at a $60,000 job.

4) Mr. Vedder raised enough money to pay the government’s bills for 15 seconds.

According to The White House Budget Report for 2012 (page 171), the federal government is estimated to spend $3.728 Trillion (while only receiving $2.6 trillion in taxes).
So it costs $10 billion a day to pay the government’s (AKA we, the people) bills, or
$416 million an hour, or
$6.9 million a minute.
$115,741 a second.