Max Bialystock: The two cardinal rules of producing. One: Never put your own money in the show.

Leo Bloom: And two?

Max Bialystock:  Never put your own money in the show!

The Producers 2005

In both versions of The Producers and in the Broadway play. Max Bialystock raises money for his plays by diving into “little old lady land”

This came to mind when I saw this story at Politico:

Amid speculation that Hillary Clinton might make a run for the presidency in 2016, her husband is taking another swing at shrinking her lingering 2008 campaign debt, which totals $73,000 as of Sept. 30.

In an email to supporters Wednesday, Bill Clinton offered a chance to spend a day with him if donors chipped in to drive down his wife’s campaign debt before Dec. 6.

That Hillary might still have campaign debt 4 years after the race was not a big surprise, as the article says it was as high as 25 Million at one point, but what really struck me was the figure that is left after four years.


Now for me and you $73,000 is a lot of money.  If I had $73,000 more that I do now it would have a dramatic effect on my life and prospects, but Bill Clinton?

That thought seems to be a general theme in comments at Politico this one is typical:

$73,000??? Honestly, doesn’t Bill earn something like $100,000/speech. Maybe he could sign up for one more gig and pay the bill himself – or possibly Hillary could earn a few shekels now that she’s retiring.

That is the big difference between Bill Clinton and the fictional Max Bialystock.  Max was wearing a cardboard belt and needed to dive into little old lady land to do anything.  Bill Clinton turned his political career into a vast fortune. He could pay this debt off with no effort, his welcoming ladies young and old into presidential kneepad land is likely purely recreational. This fact obscures an overriding truth about the Bill Clinton way.

Yes it’s true Bill Clinton can retire this debt himself if he chooses to, but why would he choose to? As long as there are democrat donors willing to spend their money why would he ever think about paying this himself?

This not only makes him the perfect patron saint for the Democrat party but would make him an excellent Hollywood or Broadway producer.

I’ve been staying up later post-election and this has caused me to miss Morning Joe more often that not.

But today in the midst of the conservation on the Bi-partisan Joy terrible threat of Sequestration and the conversation turned to what to cut.

Joe Scarborough mentioned that Howard Dean would not want to raise the retirement age although in VT he was supposedly a deficit hawk.

Dean disagreed to some degree, he claimed he didn’t mind an increase in the age of social security but objected to any change in the qualifying age for Medicare because the Obamacare law covers seniors so poorly in terms of costs.

I was shocked SHOCKED!

For those who have forgotten Obamacare passed without a single GOP vote in the house and senate. Its 2000+ pages is 100% pure democrat.

Even in the preparation lets remember that Democrats had voting majorities on EVERY COMMITTEE IN BOTH HOUSES that any section of this bill came before

Therefore if we are to believe the left’s image of Republicans as propagated in the late election, this bill is free of all of the evils of the GOP. The bill by definition: No Racism, no Sexism, no favors to the Rich, no homophobia and of course no problems for the poor ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY POOR since the party that wants to throw them off of medicare and onto the street had nothing.

How then is it possible that the elderly might not be fairly treated by this now permanent national monument to the caring and compassion of the Democrat party?

Might it be because Barack Obama no longer has to face the voters in the future and the democrats remaining in congress who voted for the bill are in districts so blue you would think they were in the ocean?

Nancy Pelosi told us two years ago we had to “pass the bill in order to see what’s in it”. Now that America has chosen to keep Obama and by extension Obamacare it I wonder what other surprises they will feel safe to share with us.

I’m sure it’s nothing, I trust that Obamacare will take care of the American People just as effectively as Obama has dealt with Hurricane Sandy.

It’ll be fun to find out!