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“I Have Enough Money”
Coach Is Right ^ | 6/29/2011 | Basil Irwin

Posted on 06/29/2011 7:53:56 AM PDT by Asok Asus

"I Have Enough Money"

In David Mamet’s recent book, “The Secret Knowledge”, he quotes President Obama as saying,

“The individual at some point must be able to say:

‘I have enough money. [Therefore, I no longer need to work, toil, or sweat; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to earn and pay taxes; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to plant or harvest; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to build or produce; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to use my skills, my cleverness, or my muscles; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to use my education (achieved at great public expense; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to apply my vast knowledge and experience; after all, I have enough money.

I invented electricity, the light bulb, the telephone, the automobile, the television, the PC, the Internet, and GPS, but I no longer need to invent nor innovate; after all, I have enough money. I discovered cures for infection and disease, but I need discover no more; after all, I have enough money.

I no longer need to tend the lame, the ill, or set broken bones; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to defend my country from its enemies; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to protect my fellows from evil lawbreakers; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to extinguish the fires which may burn my fellows and their homes; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to teach my fellows and her babies; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to study or learn; after all, I have enough money.

I no longer need to sing or dance; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to create art, music, or stories; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to build, operate, or repair power, gas, water, waste-water, telephone, Internet, or highway systems; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to mine coal, oil, metals, or minerals; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to make steel, cement, lumber, gasoline, or electricity; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to operate trucks, trains, airplanes, or ships; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to clean things or collect refuse; after all, I have enough money.

I no longer need to work in factories to manufacture useful and delightful things; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to raise cows, pigs, or chickens; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to milk the cows or gather the eggs; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to fish the seas and lakes; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to tend orchards or harvest their fruits; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to make bread, butter, cheese, beer, or wine; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to prepare wonderful meals for my fellows; after all, I have enough money.

I no longer need to build new homes, buildings, or factories; after all, I have enough money. I no longer need to repair leaking roofs, cracked foundations, clogged plumbing, shorted wiring, failing computers, faulty appliances, or broken glass; after all, I have enough money.

I no longer need Obama to be President. After all, I have enough money.]’”


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Hey, President Zero, see what happens when people have enough money?
1 posted on 06/29/2011 7:54:02 AM PDT by Asok Asus
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To: Asok Asus
David Mamet:

New Conservative Hero.

2 posted on 06/29/2011 7:58:52 AM PDT by floozy22
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To: Asok Asus
That statement was right up there with "I won" in terms of ignorance and arrogance.
3 posted on 06/29/2011 7:59:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: All

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4 posted on 06/29/2011 8:03:23 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Asok Asus
americaafterobama
5 posted on 06/29/2011 8:08:05 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: FrankR

That drawing is epic.


6 posted on 06/29/2011 8:12:28 AM PDT by albie
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To: Asok Asus
To the stain, we say:
"By what right, by what code, by what standard?"

"I refuse to apologize for my ability - I refuse to apologize for my success - I refuse to apologize for my money."

So you think that money is the root of all evil? Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them.
Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers (the socialists), who claim your product by tears, or of the looters (liberals, communists), who take it from you by force (or of the federal congress and senate who take it from you by law).
Money is made possible only by the men who produce.
Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to be the tool by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of men. Blood, whips and guns – or dollars. Take your choice – there is no other – and your time is running out."

7 posted on 06/29/2011 8:13:15 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be ERADICATED....NOW!!)
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To: albie

“That drawing is epic”.

...bad choice. I meant nauseating.


8 posted on 06/29/2011 8:13:58 AM PDT by albie
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To: Asok Asus
After all, I have enough money.

Well then you should be scared as hell of Obama and his cronies.

9 posted on 06/29/2011 8:14:09 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: Asok Asus

Mamet’s book is the most important conservative political book I’ve read in more than a decade.

Freepers must buy, read, and study it.

It is so innovative in its thinking and so devastating to the left. it puts to shame the books by all the famed broadcast conservative commentators. it even goes beyond Sowell (while quoting him.)

You can spend a fascinating read just contemplating a paragraph, which presents our ideas in a new and intelligent way.

I was saying: “Wow! Honey, listen to this!” repeatedly while reading.

The footnotes alone are better than any book by the mass of popular conservative authors.

This is one to OWN.


10 posted on 06/29/2011 8:21:02 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (End the "Fiscal Fiasco" in 2012!)
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To: albie

Can’t it be both.

I think the term used nowdays is “epic fail”.


11 posted on 06/29/2011 8:27:17 AM PDT by NathanR
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To: albie

Can’t it be both.

I think the term used nowdays is “epic fail”.


12 posted on 06/29/2011 8:27:20 AM PDT by NathanR
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To: Asok Asus

I no longer need Obama to be President. After all, he has enough money.


13 posted on 06/29/2011 8:27:20 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Asok Asus
I invented electricity, the light bulb, the telephone, the automobile, the television, the PC, the Internet, and GPS, but I no longer need to invent nor innovate

Maybe an Urban Legend, but there's a story about a guy working at the U.S. Patent Office in the 1840s who quit - "There's no career here - we've invented everything we're going to need."

As some wit said, "If history doesn't repeat, it sure echoes."

14 posted on 06/29/2011 8:34:22 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: 5thGenTexan

“I no longer need Obama to be President. After all, he has enough money.”

And he and Michelle have had enough vacations at taxpayer expense.


15 posted on 06/29/2011 8:44:50 AM PDT by spaced
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To: Asok Asus

I don’t, gimme some of Bama’s stash.......


16 posted on 06/29/2011 9:11:09 AM PDT by sniper63 (Ever wonder why they call themselves Hamas, but don't eat pork?)
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This is the welfare mentality, to have enough (government) money to be free of any labor.


17 posted on 06/29/2011 9:17:15 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This IS my blog site.)
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To: Asok Asus

Very nice. But the real deal is how Obama will cheat his way into a second term. Attention needs to be paid.


18 posted on 06/29/2011 9:18:51 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Asok Asus
0bama is right:
The individual should be able to say when he has enough money.

That's what 0bama said, but that's not what he meant.

What 0bama meant was that HE (0bama) should be able to say when the individual has enough money.

And that, of course, depends very much on who the individual is.

19 posted on 06/29/2011 9:19:32 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Asok Asus

When the producers have enough money, they go Galt.


20 posted on 06/29/2011 9:31:40 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: Asok Asus
“The individual at some point must be able to say:

‘I have enough money.

Life is a process of gaining the values necessary to preserve life.If one wishes to continue living, he never has enough of these values. Money is just a means of obtaining these values. So, one never has enough money.

21 posted on 06/29/2011 9:42:53 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Oatka

http://www.ideafinder.com/guest/archives/wow-duell.htm


22 posted on 06/29/2011 9:51:52 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Damn, it made a good story! :-)


23 posted on 06/29/2011 12:10:34 PM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: Oatka

Another lovely story brutally murdered by a gang of facts.


24 posted on 06/29/2011 12:29:58 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“When the producers have enough money, they go Galt.”

That’s exactly right. And that is exactly the point of his ode.

That’s the real reason our economy is in the crapper.

Everyone is Going Galt in every which way they can figure out how to do it.

No one in their right mind is going to invest in U.S. economic growth as long as Marxists are in charge of the economy.

It makes no sense to take additional risks to try to increase profits if those profits are going to be stolen by Obama and “redistributed”, whether such redistribution occurs via Obamacare, increased taxes, increased regulation, deliberately increased increasing energy prices, deliberate destruction of the currency via insane inflationary policies, or deliberate destruction of the Constitution by ignoring it.

U.S. economic growth will explode as soon as Obama is gone and his successor abolishes all of the job-killing programs, taxes, and regulations he promulgated.


25 posted on 06/29/2011 12:54:44 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the right stuff!)
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To: Sherman Logan
Another lovely story brutally murdered by a gang of facts.

Dammit, this carnage HAS to stop! :-) What will the Democrats base their platform on?

26 posted on 06/29/2011 1:24:51 PM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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