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Obama Scolds American People...again
The Center For Individual Freedom ^ | February 5, 2010 | Editor

Posted on 02/06/2010 5:14:42 AM PST by yoe

Millions of Americans have lost their jobs and record numbers of families are losing their homes to foreclosure, but have no fear, Barack Obama just told us how to make it through these trying times.

At a town hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire, Obama gave the American people a lecture on weathering the financial storm: "When times are tough, you tighten your belts. You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college."

Excuse us? Does Obama really believe families suffering hardship and misfortune are buying boats and taking extravagant vacations? How dare the president lecture the American people, who are struggling just to make ends meet, when Obama himself fails to practice what he preaches? And as he chastises with one hand, he proposes even more economic hardship and misery with the other.

Obama’s reckless campaign of tax, borrow and spend is driving this nation over a financial cliff. According to his own administration’s latest estimates, the federal deficit for this current fiscal year alone is going to be a whopping 1.6 trillion dollars. Broken down by population, that's approximately 5,300 additional dollars of debt for every man, woman and child in the United States... and that's just for this year.

And to make matters worse, Obama’s proposed 2011 budget, released this week, would triple the national debt over the next 10 years. As Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee put it: " Not only is this budget worse than the last one, but it triples our debt within ten years, features gushers of tax increases, and relies on some partisan commission........

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1 posted on 02/06/2010 5:14:42 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe
If President Bush had made this speech after proposing such a budget as Barry did the MSM would be wall to wall coverage on how President Bush was “out of touch”.

Instead they will tell us all how profound Barry Hussein is for uttering such words of wisdom!

2 posted on 02/06/2010 5:18:16 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: yoe

Wow. I’m all for criticizing Obama for that speech, but it went right over this guy’s head. Obama wasn’t saying that he thought we were buying boats and blowing our money in Vegas, he was trying to sound like he understood why we were mad at the government. Of course, at the same time he was saying this, he was proposing a budget that was the equivalent of buy a yacht and blowing your money in Monaco.


3 posted on 02/06/2010 5:20:39 AM PST by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: yoe

It is becoming obvious that Obama is not even legally qualified to be the President. I am more qualified than he is. As a Merchant Marine Officer I have to hold Three FBI security clearances and offer written proof of past experience and school qualifications. I have to undergo drug tests and complete physical exams every five years. Obama on the other hand has shrouded his past in a cover up. He is spending millions of dollars to keep his past secret. Ridiculous.


4 posted on 02/06/2010 5:20:53 AM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: yoe



5 posted on 02/06/2010 5:22:04 AM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: yoe
He's a combination immature child (who has recently read a book on leadership) and obnoxious old professor.

Neither has any real experience nor any shame in giving advice without it.

Obama may be our first affirmative action president but reality just doesn't give a d@mn about his ethnicity.

IMO, this will not end well.

6 posted on 02/06/2010 5:22:06 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Luk 12:34 -- For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Not to mention the insanity of holding an expensive party about every other day for the past year, totaling $300-plus million-for the taxpayers!!!
7 posted on 02/06/2010 5:22:27 AM PST by Missouri gal
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To: screaminsunshine

Jimmy Carter was trounced by the American people after he delivered his “malaise” speech - which basically blamed the people for the bad economy.


8 posted on 02/06/2010 5:23:03 AM PST by gartrell bibberts (Sadly, liberals are often well educated but ignorant of history,.economics and civics.)
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To: gartrell bibberts

Get out the brooms for a clean sweep.


9 posted on 02/06/2010 5:24:30 AM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: yoe
There is just too much incentive for a congressman to spend. Combine that with a Pres__ent determined to destroy the country and you get national bankruptcy. This country needs a balanced budget amendment.
10 posted on 02/06/2010 5:26:59 AM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Nateman
Here is one book about our national debt and another about what led to the problem.

The first you can't read without kicking things around in anger.

11 posted on 02/06/2010 5:36:47 AM PST by Loud Mime (Liberalism is a Socialist Disease)
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To: gartrell bibberts
I see you're old enough, as I am, to remember that. It was the tipping point for Carter and opened the floodgates for his historic defeat. Will the same happen for Oscumbag? I hope so, but I sense an undercurrent of misplaced affection for this douchebag among a large portion of the electorate. It puzzles me to no end.

But isn't it ironic that we have a present-a-dent who lectures people about working hard and saving money when he himself has never had to do those things? What did he blow on that Hawaiian vacation he just took, something like four grand a night for ten or 12 days? A lot of the people he's lecturing don't make that much in a year. At least Carter had a business and grubbed around in the dirt for a living. Somehow, I can't picture The Chosen One doing that.

12 posted on 02/06/2010 5:38:32 AM PST by chimera
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To: yoe

“When times are tough, you tighten your belts. You don’t go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don’t blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.”
Doesn’t apply to you and the govt, right obamscum?


13 posted on 02/06/2010 5:41:22 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: chimera

nobam a...you can’t lecture me, you loser-of-a-President. shut up!


14 posted on 02/06/2010 5:42:24 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: yoe
It would have been more meaningful if the socialist had said:
"When times are tough, you tighten your belts. You don't go buying a trillion dollar 'Stimulus II' when you can barely pay your debts. You don't blow a bunch of cash on socialized medicine when you're trying to save for basic expenses."

15 posted on 02/06/2010 5:42:28 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: yoe
You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage.

That is why we are in trouble. Enough Americans took the easy credit that community organizer Obama insisted be made available to them. They then bought stuff they didn't know the value of and couldn't really afford.

16 posted on 02/06/2010 5:44:26 AM PST by EVO X
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To: yoe
He's a combination immature child (who has recently read a book on leadership) and obnoxious old professor.

Neither has any real experience nor any shame in giving advice without it.

Obama may be our first affirmative action president but reality just doesn't give a d@mn about his ethnicity.

IMO, this will not end well.

17 posted on 02/06/2010 5:44:32 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Luk 12:34 -- For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: yoe

FUBO


18 posted on 02/06/2010 5:45:13 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

doesn’t he have a big party in the White House something like every three days?


19 posted on 02/06/2010 5:46:37 AM PST by junkyarddawg
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To: yoe

Obama is such an elitist Marxist muslim treasonous @sshole. I can’t wait to see him perp-walked out of our White House.


20 posted on 02/06/2010 5:47:22 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: Loud Mime

I’ve heard Martin Gross talk as a guest on the Gordon Liddy show. Good man. As for the second book I figure it was the income tax added to the Constitution that is the cancer at the heart of it all. What good are all our other freedoms when the government has 100% access to your wealth? That’s why we need a balanced budget amendment : to cure the first mistake.


21 posted on 02/06/2010 5:49:24 AM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: yoe

I’d like to see the unemployment figures go up by one - Obama unemployed.


22 posted on 02/06/2010 5:53:30 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: yoe
How about putting AF1 in the hanger for a while,cut out the parties,turn down the thermostat in the WH,tighten your belt Oh magic Negro. We will take care of ourselves as Americans have always done, get out of the way Zero. FUBO
23 posted on 02/06/2010 5:54:31 AM PST by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Michelle’s belts are so tight they look ready to rip!
Hold muh pie...


24 posted on 02/06/2010 5:55:00 AM PST by silverleaf (My Proposed Federal Budget is $29.99)
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To: yoe

What lending institution is lending money for the purchase of a boat to someone who is in danger of falling behind on his mortgage payments?
Obama has permanent craino-rectal inversion. Maybe it’s an echo chamber in there with a hall of mirrors that distorts reality. This guy is demonstrating zero intelligence.


25 posted on 02/06/2010 5:55:13 AM PST by em2vn
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To: yoe
The "Fresh Prez of Belt-Way" had better zip his boot lip if he doesn't want to be metaphorically tarred, feathered, and run out of D.C. on a rail. Lecturing us about our spending habits while he goes through $$TRILLIONS like a drunken chimp with a platinum card?

He is so dangerously out of touch with reality that I honestly believe he has become the most serious national threat we face right now. He has effectively been as politically neutered by Scott Brown's "Massachusetts Miracle" as he was sexually neutered when he married The First Wookie (who insists on wearing the pants in the family).

But he still has Executive Orders, Recess Appointments, and the keys to our Nuclear Arsenal. For a militant Marxist/violent Narcissist sociopathic liar to man that helm is more dire than I think the country yet realizes.

For now, and until we either vote him out in '12 of Impeach him between now and then, our motto has to be "Keep your friends close, and your Prezzadint closer."

;-/

26 posted on 02/06/2010 5:56:02 AM PST by Gargantua (DON'T TREAD ON US.)
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To: yoe
Excuse us? Does Obama really believe families suffering hardship and misfortune are buying boats and taking extravagant vacations?

Considering that people making $40,000 a year were buying $700,000 houses not long ago, perhaps he does.

27 posted on 02/06/2010 5:56:56 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: yoe

proving once again h is a fool, Obama lectures the people to do exactly what they have been doing since this recession began. They have in fact been cutting spending to the bone, hence a continuing slide in the economy.

The guys arrogance is astounding and I have no choice but to believe he really has no idea how he comes across to the average person.


28 posted on 02/06/2010 6:01:37 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: mvpel
Excuse us? Does Obama really believe families suffering hardship and misfortune are buying boats and taking extravagant vacations?

Considering that people making $40,000 a year were buying $700,000 houses not long ago, perhaps he does.

Good point. He probably would! Zero hired a Treasury Secretary who bought his house at the peak in the real estate bubble and who can't figure out how how to pay his taxes. That's his "expert" when it comes to those "complicated financial things". His other advisers -- and Democrat voters -- must be even more clueless.

It's the rest of us -- with our pickup trucks (and cars) with 200,000 miles -- that don't do crazy things like that.

29 posted on 02/06/2010 6:10:39 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: yoe
"When times are tough, you tighten your belts. You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college."

I find Obama's choice of examples... disturbing.

He obviously could have condemned people for buying $200 running shoes, "bling-bling," or plasma screens or having more babies while "living on government largesse (welfare)." But then, his constituency might have gotten sore.

Regards,

30 posted on 02/06/2010 6:11:37 AM PST by alexander_busek
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To: Mad Dawgg
Instead they will tell us all how profound Barry Hussein is for uttering such words of wisdom!

This is one of the things that really makes me hit the MUTE button when I see him on TV (which is most of the day!). He says things that only the dumb masses don't seem to know. How often have you heard him say something that you didn't "KNOW"??? Never. He is a President for the Dumb Masses.

31 posted on 02/06/2010 6:12:23 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: gartrell bibberts

Yes, however, Jimmy Carter did not have the MSM soldiering for him. Getting this fraud out of office will prove harder than thought....he has the Unions, his Czars, and the itty, bitty chil’ren and brain dead parents to help him along with most of the MSM.


32 posted on 02/06/2010 6:22:36 AM PST by yoe (No American rights for terrorists or illegal aliens!!)
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To: yoe
The Strawman comes...
33 posted on 02/06/2010 6:26:20 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: yoe

“You don’t blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you’re trying to save for college”

-astute use of the words “blow” and “bunch”... this is why the man is “brilliant”.

Some vocabulary for the Leader of the Free World. He knows how to connect with religious gunowners.


34 posted on 02/06/2010 6:31:08 AM PST by 4buttons
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To: junkyarddawg
doesn’t he have a big party in the White House something like every three days?

Hey! Cut the guy a break! It's every four.

35 posted on 02/06/2010 6:36:02 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (He's just a clueless hump. A dangerous clueless hump.)
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To: chimera

The answer to your puzzlement is in a recent poll: 37% of the electorate has a positive view of socialism. Ironic part of that is about 40% of electorate does not pay any income tax and supports the notion the rich should pay more.

Seems to me, both numbers go hand in hand and point to where we are headed in the US unless some miracle pulls us out of it. On a historical note, most believe that only about a third of the populace supported the Founders...a Third the King and the rest were unconcerned. Perhaps it is time for the majority who do not support socialism to begin the miracle now before it is too late. Vote the Bolshevics out or throw them out is my advice.


36 posted on 02/06/2010 6:36:30 AM PST by Mouton
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To: yoe
"When times are tough, you tighten your belts. You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college."

The country's in debt and Michelle is wearing $400 sneakers. Aaaahahahahahahahahahahah!

37 posted on 02/06/2010 6:41:05 AM PST by LoveUSA (What are we waiting for?)
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To: yoe

Once a “Community Organizer” always a community organizer. Even if it doesn’t make sense keep telling the proletatiat the same B$.


38 posted on 02/06/2010 6:46:31 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Nateman

A balanced budget amendment would work as well as the 18th amendment did. Congress has ignored every law it passed to regulate its own spending. What makes you think Congress would follow a law enshrined in the Constitution? How much of the Constitution is already shredded and ignored already?


39 posted on 02/06/2010 7:14:07 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: yoe

A little premature for the ‘bunker mentality’ to set in (?)


40 posted on 02/06/2010 7:17:04 AM PST by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: yoe
When times are tough, you tighten your belts.


41 posted on 02/06/2010 7:49:40 AM PST by Slyfox
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This guy is either a Genius of the caliber of Einstien and we are too stupid to understand him or he is a complete idiot and
has no idea what in the hell he is doing. I rather lean to the
latter. He reminds me of Inspector Clusoe, every time he moves he’s knocking something down or breaking something. He is so lucky that many Americans are Celebrity and star struck,
without the celebrity bestowed upon him by the willing MSM he would be less than mediocre. Perhaps I have done Clusoe an injustice in the comparison. His (Obamas’) objective is to bring America to it’s knees and in this regard he is doing well.


42 posted on 02/06/2010 8:04:02 AM PST by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: Mouton
Yes,I agree that there are large numbers of people out there who have no problem with "the gummint" taking care of them, and everything. If they understood what socialism meant at all (most don't know the meaning of the word), they'd still embrace it. The 'Rats understand this and have exploited it to attain political power by huge majorities in the Congress and elswhere.

Although the recent election in MA gives me some measure of hope, I'm still skeptical of the voting process for a timely solution. The socialist 'Rats control the election apparatus in many places, and when that is the case the hope for honest elections fades. And as we've seen with Odumbo, it doesn't take too long for the 'Rats to inflict serious, perhaps fatal damage. I mean, $105 billion in interest payments alone on one month (Dec. 2009)?! Obama is crashing the system to grease the skids for a socialist revolution (a modified Cloward-Piven approach, destroy wealth and capital first).

43 posted on 02/06/2010 8:05:48 AM PST by chimera
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To: yoe
How dare the president lecture the American people

BTTT

44 posted on 02/06/2010 8:07:42 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Nateman

I’d go for a balanced budget amendment, but only if it was also tied to firm and low limits on the governments ability to tax. Otherwise a balanced budget amendment is just a big stick to be used to raise taxes.


45 posted on 02/06/2010 8:13:58 AM PST by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: chimera

“Obama is crashing the system to grease the skids for a socialist revolution (a modified Cloward-Piven approach, destroy wealth and capital first).”

I am one of those “radical” individuals who agree whole heartedly with your comments. There can be no other excuse for the things he is doing. He doesn’t seem to care who he
alienates, The Supreme court, financial institutions, Vegas,
Executive salaries, the police and on and on. There is a glimmer of hope however. It seems even his own party is beginning to question his actions and motives. Let’s hope it’s not too late. The worm is turning ever so slowly.


46 posted on 02/06/2010 8:18:07 AM PST by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: yoe
He didn't know anything was wrong with inflation til he said.."Hey, Have you SEEN the price of ARUGALA these days"???

What a DOOFUS he is......Mayor Goodman is right....he's a SLOW LEARNER!

47 posted on 02/06/2010 8:27:41 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: slowhandluke

Exactly! Use the amendment to balance then bring down taxes to some fixed amount. Stop unfunded mandates too!


48 posted on 02/06/2010 8:41:28 AM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: yoe

It is hoped the the people scold Mr. Obama at the polls.

IMHO


49 posted on 02/06/2010 8:55:38 AM PST by ripley
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To: Sooth2222
It's the rest of us -- with our pickup trucks (and cars) with 200,000 miles -- that don't do crazy things like that.

My 2000 Acura 3.2TL back in September:
Acura 3.2TL at 111,111.1 MilesAcura 3.2TL at 111,111.1 Miles

It's coming up on 123,456 miles in the next couple of weeks.

50 posted on 02/06/2010 11:05:39 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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