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Obama: Limited Gov't That Preserves Free Markets 'Doesn't Work. It Has Never Worked'
CNS News ^ | 12-7-11 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 12/07/2011 5:18:54 AM PST by radioone

CNSNews.com) - In a speech delivered at Osawatomie High School in Osawatomie, Kansas, on Tuesday, President Barack Obama argued that while a limited government that preserves free markets "speaks to our rugged individualism" as Americans, such a system "doesn't work" and "has never worked" and that Americans must look to a more activist government that taxes more, spends more and regulates more if they want to preserve the middle class.

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Obama should be rolling out his 5-year plans any day, now:

The Five-Year Plans for the National Economy of the Soviet Union (Russian: пятилетка, Pyatiletka) were a series of nation-wide centralized exercises in rapid economic development in the Soviet Union. The plans were developed by a state planning committee based on the Theory of Productive Forces that was part of the general guidelines of the Communist Party for economic development. Fulfilling the plan became the watchword of Soviet bureaucracy. (See Overview of the Soviet economic planning process) The same method of planning was also adopted by most other communist states, including the People's Republic of China. In addition, several capitalist states have emulated the concept of central planning, though in the context of a market economy, by setting integrated economic goals for a finite period of time. Thus are found "Seven-year Plans" and "Twelve-Year Plans". Nazi Germany emulated the practice in its Four Year Plan designed to bring Germany to war-readiness.

1 posted on 12/07/2011 5:19:03 AM PST by radioone
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To: radioone

Why doesn’t somebody ask the great Zero “if limited government does not work, then how in the hell did we get the middle class”?


2 posted on 12/07/2011 5:22:33 AM PST by ProudFossil
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To: radioone

PROOF of his abject hatred of the principals of our founding. He should be IMPEACHED for being a TRAITOR.


3 posted on 12/07/2011 5:24:59 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: radioone

The stupidity and absurdity of this mindless midget brain is only surpassed by that of the people that agree with him.


4 posted on 12/07/2011 5:25:47 AM PST by albie
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To: radioone

When was the last time we had limited government and free markets? 1790?

We’ve tried communism/socialism in various degrees since at least the turn of the last century, if not the turn of the previous one, and things have gotten progressively suckier.

How bad could things have “not worked” compared to what we have now?


5 posted on 12/07/2011 5:25:49 AM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: ProudFossil
Hitler is re-incarnated and this is proof.

These words are actually heard by people and they don't register in their brains ..

I expect Arlington to explode as men come forth to "reprimand" this boy evil.

6 posted on 12/07/2011 5:26:42 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
PROOF of his abject hatred of the principals of our founding. He should be IMPEACHED for being a TRAITOR.

Worth repeating! So I did!

7 posted on 12/07/2011 5:27:04 AM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: radioone

OK Bambi

You want 2 reconstitute the Soviet Union here, or maybe Communist China, Cuba or North Korea (that’s what yo Mama wanted). Even Castro admits Socialism doesn’t work.

How ‘bout you go back to your Totalitarian Collectivist Socialist Utopia? FOAD & leave the rest of us alone.


8 posted on 12/07/2011 5:28:01 AM PST by Blado (2008: Year Zero of the Zombie Apocalypse.)
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To: radioone

He’s really doubling down, isn’t it? And less afraid to espouse his communist roots and ideals. This man needs to go. I don’t care right now who the GOP candidate is.


9 posted on 12/07/2011 5:29:16 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: radioone
With all due respect Mr. pResident (absolutely NONE), I HATE WILLFUL INGNORANCE, which means I HATE COMMUNISTS, which means I HATE YOU.

(Sorry, had to vent that or risk head explode...thanks.)

10 posted on 12/07/2011 5:29:47 AM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: radioone
President Barack Obama argued that while a limited government that preserves free markets "speaks to our rugged individualism" as Americans, such a system "doesn't work" and "has never worked"...

Well, I suppose the previous two-hundred-thirty-five years never happened!


11 posted on 12/07/2011 5:29:57 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: radioone

How much more proof do we need to know that Obama has not seen the football since the kickoff? This is one of the most ignorant statements I have heard from him.


12 posted on 12/07/2011 5:30:08 AM PST by SailormanCGA72
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To: radioone

This is flat out Marxism. And the speech was a naked call to the OWS crowd and their supported for violent revolution. We are seeing riots across the world and Obama wants to bring it here. Scary times folks.


13 posted on 12/07/2011 5:30:15 AM PST by circlecity
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To: radioone

How in the world would this idiot have ANY idea about what does or doesn’t work? He has NO clue as he has never run even so much as a successful lemonade stand in the private sector!


14 posted on 12/07/2011 5:30:39 AM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: radioone

May God turn his lying tongue to stone.


15 posted on 12/07/2011 5:31:17 AM PST by liberalh8ter
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To: radioone

What is this? Some sort of Jedi mind trick?


16 posted on 12/07/2011 5:31:35 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: radioone

Obama doesn’t want a middle class. He wants a single class. He doesn’t believe in the unequal distribution of wealth; he believes in the equal distribution of poverty.


17 posted on 12/07/2011 5:31:44 AM PST by csmusaret (The only borders Obama has closed is a bookstore.)
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To: Thorliveshere


You are absolutely correct. He has to go.

I know for a fact that I will not like the Republican candidate based on what there is. However, anyone of of them is going to be better for the U.S. than Obamarx.
18 posted on 12/07/2011 5:32:31 AM PST by Misplaced Texan (July 4, 2009 - the first day of the 2nd Revolution!)
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To: radioone

How would Obama or his speech writer know what has or has not worked? Obama’s speech is all about lying to the masses. The false cosmology of the left leaves them useless and clueless as to the reality of American life.


19 posted on 12/07/2011 5:35:15 AM PST by x_plus_one (Obama: Brainwashing the masses to believe that racism is a greater danger than radical Islam)
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To: radioone
The hell they don't. They work great in Cuba.

Oh. Wait. No they don't. Cuba has the exact opposite of limited government and free markets. Cubans turn their houses into rafts to get off that island.

I must be thinking of some other island paradise. North Korea maybe? No. Well, I'm sure there's some place on earth where it can be demonstrated that limited government and free markets work but I'm having a brain freeze right now.

20 posted on 12/07/2011 5:35:35 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Barak; obama
such a system "doesn't work" and "has never worked"

Hey...MalcoX II, Steve Dunham Soetoro, Barry, Soebarkah, Hussein, and all your other AKA names and 17 Social Security numbers...and all your illegal alien relatives:

Speaking of "has never worked"...exactly what have you ever done in your lie of a life...besides being an ACORN occupunk?

21 posted on 12/07/2011 5:36:49 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: csmusaret

If you were paying someone to play president for 4 years and run interference for a moslem takeover of the government - you couldn’t do better than Obama. Once the courts officially accept sharia law and enough state and local elected officials buy into the social justice for moslems meme, christ will be history in North America.


22 posted on 12/07/2011 5:38:20 AM PST by x_plus_one (Obama: Brainwashing the masses to believe that racism is a greater danger than radical Islam)
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To: radioone

I think we may look back on this speech by Obama as the day his political fate was totally sealed. It needs to be.


23 posted on 12/07/2011 5:39:33 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: radioone

An affirmative action ghetto fool. He’s so stupid as to actually believe the rhetoric that’s been disproven throughout history. Only someone who basks in the shade of capitalism can be so stupid.


24 posted on 12/07/2011 5:41:51 AM PST by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul
Remember, Citizen... nobama hates you, hates your family, hates your success, hates Free America, hates Americans, hates the Constitution and hates the Bill of Rights. nobama is a hate crime foisted upon America. nobama is the Destroyer . Everything nobama does is intentional. God help us all.
25 posted on 12/07/2011 5:47:20 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: radioone
Hey Obama, you pathetic a**h**e. When has top down control of society by a political class ever worked? The reason that poverty exists in Altgeld Gardens and the rest of the communities you ‘organized’ is not ‘unfairness’, or income maldistribution, or too little government. It exists because of intrinsic social ills in those communities that will never be fixed as long as moronic idiots like you keep blaming it on others.

If you keep pushing for class war, you will eventually get it. Millions will suffer, and you will lose. That is an unquestionable certainty. The only uncertainty involved is the question of how much pain and suffering your approach will cause before it is added to the ash heap of history.

26 posted on 12/07/2011 5:47:54 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: LouAvul
“An affirmative action ghetto fool. He’s so stupid as to actually believe the rhetoric that’s been disproved throughout history. Only someone who basks in the shade of capitalism can be so stupid.”

Spot on and precisely correct.

27 posted on 12/07/2011 5:50:46 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: csmusaret
Obama doesn’t want a middle class. He wants a single class. He doesn’t believe in the unequal distribution of wealth; he believes in the equal distribution of poverty.

You are partially wrong. OZero does not want a single class, he wants a few elites over the unwashed masses. Think of the royal families of medieval Russia, 100 people controlling millions. In his case, Black Panther captains over all whites and infidels.

28 posted on 12/07/2011 5:53:43 AM PST by ProudFossil
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To: radioone
An American public high school is just about the only place where he could spew this nauseatingly truthless bile and get away with it due to the deep lack of acumen and appalling gullibility within his audience.

This sap-sucking traitor should be pilloried in public stockades and taunted repeatedly, then sent to Fulsom for thirty years of "kissing lessons" (hard time).

I'd love to meet him in person. I'd probably just point at him and laugh hysterically, especially if there were newsies with cameras rolling. Douchebag kommie.

29 posted on 12/07/2011 5:54:51 AM PST by Gargantua (Men ARE created equal, but 21 years later... you get my point.)
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To: LouAvul

Hey, you are insulting the ghetto folks. OB never lived in a ghetto. Most ghetto dwellers never leave their neighborhoods. This dude lived all over the world.


30 posted on 12/07/2011 6:01:20 AM PST by USAF80
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
A guy I know (who is a Democrat, of all things!) says O'Bunghole is the only president in his lifetime who he'd actually love to just walk up to and kick him as hard as he could right in the nuts. LMAO!!!

80)

31 posted on 12/07/2011 6:02:45 AM PST by Gargantua (Men ARE created equal, but 21 years later... you get my point.)
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To: radioone

Born of Marxists, raised by Marxists, taught by Marxists, befriended by Marxists...


32 posted on 12/07/2011 6:04:06 AM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: knarf

“I expect Arlington to explode as men come forth to “reprimand” this boy evil.”

Even if enough people complain about this, Hussein’s press stooge will just go on the air and tell us Hussein didn’t really say that, like he usually does.


33 posted on 12/07/2011 6:04:10 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: radioone
Apparently the Boy King has never seen this image.

When Obama looks at that he says, that darkness sure looks peaceful. The rest of humanity says, look at all those capitalist lights shining bright down south.

34 posted on 12/07/2011 6:07:43 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Gargantua

The question to your buddy would be whose nuts would he be kicking?


35 posted on 12/07/2011 6:12:21 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: radioone

How would the Cretin-in-Chief know?

To his simple mind, a beginning history class is more difficult than a course on manifold calculus.


36 posted on 12/07/2011 6:24:35 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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37 posted on 12/07/2011 6:24:39 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Da Coyote

“How would the Cretin-in-Chief know?

To his simple mind, a beginning history class is more difficult than a course on manifold calculus.”

I’ve gotta apologize for this one. To even imply that the dumbest president EVAH could even spell “calculus” is a goof of almost “progressive” proportions.

Let’s just say that Mr Butthole hid his grades for a reason.


38 posted on 12/07/2011 6:27:01 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: radioone

It’s early, but I’m trying to formulate a thought.

Yes, he wants to preserve the middle class.
We are the ones who pay taxes so the slackers
and crybabies get their gub’mint cheese.

The middle class has to be preserved to do all the
hard work, like worker ants.

And his ‘vision’ of bigger gov and more taxes
means that the middle class will NEVER have the
opportunity to become the UPPER class.

Preserve the worker bees, the Queen needs nectar
and the larvae need to be taken care of.


39 posted on 12/07/2011 6:30:12 AM PST by CaptainPhilFan
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To: ProudFossil

Bingo:

You hit the nail on the head.

Obama isn’t against HIS being rich.
He enjoys all the trappoings of the rich on our dollars’ while compiling his own rich’s.
He wants his race as Hitlker wanted the Aryan race.

Obama is a racist first and foremost.
And a bitter racist at that.


40 posted on 12/07/2011 6:31:18 AM PST by Venturer
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Bingo:

You hit the nail on the head.

Obama isn’t against HIS being rich.
He enjoys all the trappoings of the rich on our dollars’ while compiling his own rich’s.
He wants his race as Hitler wanted the Aryan race.

Obama is a racist first and foremost.
And a bitter racist at that.


41 posted on 12/07/2011 6:31:37 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Gargantua

You know Jesse Jackson? LMAO


42 posted on 12/07/2011 6:32:23 AM PST by Venturer
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To: radioone

43 posted on 12/07/2011 6:37:29 AM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: radioone

Those running for the Republican nomination need to jump on this. If they don’t, we lose.


44 posted on 12/07/2011 6:40:59 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: radioone

Oh, Lord, I know you set up kings and depose them. Please depose this man from office. Please!


45 posted on 12/07/2011 6:41:47 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: radioone

I agree that it hasn’t worked in the sense that he means “worked”. There is no system that will bring about universal equality of outcomes. There will always be income inequality because we can never get rid of talent, initiative, and work ethic inequality. There will never be a utopia where we all have equal bank accounts and all get to lay around while beautiful naked women feed us grapes.

There is no system that has brought more prosperity to more people while elevating the lot of ordinary people than the free market. And I would argue that a totally free market has never been tried. There has always been government interference from the start in this country. Even though in the beginning we had a relatively free market it has gotten more and more controlled in the name of fairness since the birth of the Republic.

Mr. President, give up. No one on earth is smart enough to run the economy. It can’t be done. Get out of the way and let people take care of themselves. They will do a better job than Washington ever could.


46 posted on 12/07/2011 6:42:09 AM PST by albionin
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To: ProudFossil

Well at least Barry has finally taken off the mask. The true Marxist has finally appeared. Know him, fear him, get rid of him in Nov 2012.


47 posted on 12/07/2011 6:46:52 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: radioone
that Americans must look to a more activist government that taxes more, spends more and regulates more

We had to enslave the free market in order to preserve it.

48 posted on 12/07/2011 6:47:35 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: radioone

Can the GOP please start labeling him as a Communist?

It is the TRUTH and it needs to be communicated before we are out of options.


49 posted on 12/07/2011 6:48:05 AM PST by R0CK3T
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To: Georgia Girl 2
The mask appeared long ago. He just told us yesterday. "It's not a mask".


50 posted on 12/07/2011 7:05:18 AM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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