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Obama in Rude Denial (CEOs: He's Clueless!!!)
American Spectator ^ | 3/29/10 | The Prowler

Posted on 03/29/2010 11:56:06 AM PDT by teddyballgame

Edited on 03/29/2010 12:27:34 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

"Most of these people [in the Administration] have never had a real job in their lives. They don't understand a thing about business, and that includes the President," says a senior lobbyist for one of the companies that announced the charge. "My CEO sat with the President over lunch with two other CEOs, and each of them tried to explain to the President what this bill would do to our companies and the economy in general. First the President didn't understand what they were talking about. Then he basically told my boss he was lying. Frankly my boss was embarrassed for him; he clearly had not been briefed and didn't know what was in the bill."


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To: teddyballgame

Most of these CEO’s supported him, or at the least did not oppose him. They are reaping the whirlwind.


51 posted on 03/29/2010 1:01:39 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Republic of Texas

If I was a CEO I would love to be called up for any sort of show trial in front of these congressional buffoons. It would be an education to these idiots.


52 posted on 03/29/2010 1:04:48 PM PDT by teddyballgame
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To: DrC
I think a growing number of Americans recognize that having an MBA in the WH sure beats having a community activist lawyer with zero business experience. We are paying a steep price for the ignorance on display throughout the West Wing.

I'm not sure many Americans ever knew that President Bush held an MBA, but business sure did.

I agree with you that voters are quickly catching onto the fact that they elected a radical Leftist intent on "changing" America into his idea of a country they want no part of and didn't think they were electing when they stupidly voted for "change."

53 posted on 03/29/2010 1:05:57 PM PDT by onyx (Facts don't matter. Proof not required. Anything goes! Racial slurs, death threats.....)
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To: bert

Good one. :)


54 posted on 03/29/2010 1:06:49 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: teddyballgame

Dumb dumb knew what was in the bill, he was just play acting.


55 posted on 03/29/2010 1:10:01 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: teddyballgame

“They really believed this bill would immediately lower costs. They just didn’t understand what they were voting on.””
I believe that libs can be, and generally are, this stupid, but I’m having a hard time believing this one. How can you believe that increasing the number of people(millions)covered, increasing the type coverage some people already have, and raising or starting taxes on medical items is going to lower costs?
I’m certain they voted for this debacle knowing full well that it will destroy the insurance business and the medical profession.


56 posted on 03/29/2010 1:10:13 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: GOPJ
Dems understand that companies have the money - and they want their cut. It’s the Chicago Way - it’s the CEO’s who don’t “get it”... but they will. If they go along, they’ll win for a while. If they stand honest they’ll be mowed under...

Perfect summarization! The CEO's will get it eventually, intellectually and financially. Lefties have a hard time processing that they too will pay a dear price, but it will indeed sink in when their personal bottom line is long-term affected.

57 posted on 03/29/2010 1:10:43 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Scotsman will be Free

They voted, in my opinion, not knowing anything. These people, from both parties, are so often clueless. They are nothing more than clever fundraisers, teleprompter and poll readers. Just look at your dofus VPOTUS.


58 posted on 03/29/2010 1:15:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: teddyballgame
"My CEO sat with the President over lunch with two other CEOs, and each of them tried to explain to the President what this bill would do to our companies and the economy in general. First the President didn't understand what they were talking about. Then he basically told my boss he was lying. Frankly my boss was embarrassed for him; he clearly had not been briefed and didn't know what was in the bill."

And yet, I'd suspect some of these very CEO's contributed to Obama's or other socialist-democrat candidates in past elections. Karma can be a 6!tcH.......

59 posted on 03/29/2010 1:20:38 PM PDT by OB1kNOb ( I WILL NOT COMPLY !)
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To: teddyballgame


How do you explain capitalism to a Marxist?

Maybe a decade ago, I’d at least just look at some of the “Russian
Brides” websites.
Everytime some hotty Russian lady listed her academic certifications
as being in “Economics”...I about laughed my @$$ off.

Growing up in the Soviet Union...they probably couldn’t balance
a check book. Even if they knew what a checkbook was!!!!!!!


60 posted on 03/29/2010 1:28:28 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Revolting cat!

“Just look at your dofus VPOTUS.”
He ain’t my anything. I can’t argue with the rest of your post. However, there may be some nefarious BS being promulgated by the scum.


61 posted on 03/29/2010 1:29:27 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: teddyballgame

I found a great explanation of Obamacare (from 2009) on www.rabbijaffe.com. http://rabbijaffe.today.com/2009/08/16/idiots-guide-obama-health-care-reform/

Here it is, it’s kind of long, but good and simple enough for any commie to understand:

If you are very well-informed about the health care issues facing America right now, feel free to skip this post. There’s probably very little I can add to your understanding.

However, if you find yourself saying things like: “I don’t understand how someone can oppose universal health care.” or “How can someone say health care is not an obvious human right?” or “Obama cares so much for all of us. These radicals are just opposing it because its his plan.” or any of a few dozen variations, this guide very well might be for you.

Many have said semi-incorrectly that the proposed plan will not allow one to use private insurance. The fact of the matter is, yes it will…

But……….

Picture this:

Say there were a small neighborhood with three pizza shops that have been competing with one another for about two decades. Everyone in town has their favorite, and all the owners are doing quite well for themselves.

The pizza is not cheap, however, at $2.00 a slice. So, sadly, the less fortunate kids in town view pizza as a rare treat, and even the middle class folk don’t want to buy too much, because of that burning feeling in the pocket.

… But it sure is tasty …

Now, after much protestation in the community that the pizza is too expensive for many, the government decides to subsidize a new pizza shop, and pizza is only one nickle a slice. The pizza is definitely inferior to all three other shops, but there isn’t a person in the neighborhood who can’t have pizza whenever they choose.

The other three pizza shops start going crazy. “The government is trying to shut us down,” they say.

The government simply replies, “We aren’t shutting anyone down. Everyone, without exception, will still retain the option to go to the other places as often as they want.”

But we’re not naive.

We know what happens next.

Tons upon tons of people ditch the other three shops for the sake of the much cheaper alternative.

For a little while the other three hang on, cutting costs here and there, firing a few employees, charging even more in the hopes that they will gain some extra profit… but the end result is inevitable. They cannot compete with the government.

All the talk of allowing people to buy whatever pizza they choose is irrelevant if the other places have to close down.

*You see, when you look past all the political jargon (i.e. blah blah) you realize in the upcoming changes the end of private medicine as we know it.*

So what happens next?

After all thee private pizza shops are no longer around, the very mediocre government subsidized option is the only one left standing.

And the lines are out the door. After all, who can resist pizza at such an amazing price?

But there are thousands of people in this town, and they all love pizza. Now, some of them used to buy only one slice, but now buy two. Some used to cook for parties, but now order a dozen pizza pies. Some used to try and estimate exactyly how much pizza they needed, but now they gladly overestimate with no fear whatsoever.

(Picture people who now go to the doctor much more often. People who go every time they have the smallest cough. Millions of previously uninsured people who never used to go who now go freely. And so on.)

In order to deal with the influx of customers to the nickle shop, several new decisions need to be made.

Should we hire new workers? Should we rush them through the training so we can get them into the shop ASAP?

Should we seek cheaper ingredients to deal with the increase in cost with the influx of orders?

Perhaps we might need to create a system where people need to order their pizza several weeks in advance? Or we need to prioritze some people over others, saying some people should not receive as many pizzas as others?

And let’s not forget that “government subsidized” is just a code-word for “sponsored by you the tax payer”. So in order to pay for this heavily subsidized pizza we have two (bad) choices:

a. borrow, and send the government further into debt (bad), or

b. raise taxes (bad)

And thus we complete the package of why we fear the proposed reforms.

We fear overworked doctors. We fear the potential need to hire more doctors quickly, with worse training, to deal with increased need from more patients.

We fear being rushed through the system ultra-quickly in order to deal with the surplus of new patients, resulting in inferior care.

We fear giant waiting lists preventing us from getting essential care in a timely fashion. (Think Canada and England, where patients have died waiting for treatment.)

We fear the reorganization of priorities. If the cost needs to be reduced, someone needs to have their services reduced. In the current situation, it looks like our wonderful American government has chosen the elderly as the victim.

We fear the country going into further debt, and we fear the potential of out-of-control taxes that seem to be the inevitable result of universal health care.

We fear the Robin Hood style government that thinks all can be sponsored involuntarily by the wealthy. We fear that if the wealthy are taxed severely, they will fire tons of employees which would further wound the economy, or they might pick up and move to a country which allows them to retain their profits, crippling the economy.

We fear a non-talented, non-thorough government making hasty decisions which could destroy everything we know and love about our country. The Consitution of the United States of America is much shorter than this proposed health care bill, but it took longer to write and was written by more talented, more intelligent people. And that is why it’s basically eternal and has kept this country going strong for so long.

The difference between someone like me and the people of the current administration is foresight and deliberation. We all want change. The current health care situation is ridiculous. But change is NOT inherently positive.

If intelligent, well-meaning people set forth to better our system, slowly and carefully, good things are bound to come.

But rush into something like this, and we might all soon be eating burnt, nasty pizza…


62 posted on 03/29/2010 1:30:40 PM PDT by bethtopaz (www.rapturealert.com)
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To: teddyballgame

63 posted on 03/29/2010 1:35:38 PM PDT by bethtopaz (www.rapturealert.com)
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To: teddyballgame

It is not Marxism it is “The Divine One” personally. He is stupid. He does not have the IQ to even be a Marxist. People confused glibness and cunning as intelligence and capacity and in a reactive spasm generally focused upon poor Bush elected an imbecile.


64 posted on 03/29/2010 1:40:05 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: crosshairs

But he WANTS the economy destroyed.
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You are absolutely correct. I read this article last February 2009 and it blew me away. I am now seeing it unfold right before my very eyes. So fast that it takes my breath away.

Barack Obama & the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis (and as Rahm Emmanuel says, you can never let a good one go to waste).

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/barack_obama_and_the_strategy.html


65 posted on 03/29/2010 1:42:54 PM PDT by bethtopaz (www.rapturealert.com)
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To: teddyballgame

“Where do you hear about this stuff? The Wall Street Journal editorial page and conservative websites. No one else picked up on this but you guys. It’s BS.”

Oh, is that the new Pravda way of doing things? If the MSM ignores it, it must not be true?

Yeah, I have a feeling the news outlets are going to find out the hard way that this crap of only telling people what THEY want you to know isn’t going to fly anymore.


66 posted on 03/29/2010 1:45:48 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: teddyballgame

The only place that Obama is welcome in my home is his face on a roll of toilet paper.


67 posted on 03/29/2010 1:46:53 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: rhombus
"Any CEO that didn’t know these people were clueless before they were elected should be fired."

I disagree: as another post has suggested, Obama was propped up by the media as a genius, a wunderkind, a messiah... especially compared to GW Bush, who was portrayed as the village idiot.

Now even if you suspected that he didn't have a clue (and I'll put myself in this camp), I don't know that the depth of his malfeasance could have been comprehended... this level of incompetence is completely without precedent... and I think we're only now really coming to grips with the damage he is doing... without regard to the lives he's destroying right before our very eyes. As each new report comes out, it becomes only more shocking than the one before.

I thought that Zero was Jimmy Carter with brains. He's apparently more like Lyndon Johnson without brains.

68 posted on 03/29/2010 1:58:15 PM PDT by alancarp (Calling all states: Reduce the cost of doing business and jobs will flock to your doors.)
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To: teddyballgame

“”My CEO sat with the President over lunch with two other CEOs, and each of them tried to explain to the President what this bill would do to our companies and the economy in general. First the President didn’t understand what they were talking about. Then he basically told my boss he was lying. Frankly my boss was embarrassed for him;”

Ok, now I’m truly frightened!!


69 posted on 03/29/2010 2:10:20 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: teddyballgame

I’m surprised the CEO’s thinks Zero cares! That to me is shocking. At that level, I would think one would have some wisdom and discernment.


70 posted on 03/29/2010 2:26:57 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: alancarp
I thought that Zero was Jimmy Carter with brains. He's apparently more like Lyndon Johnson without brains.

That nailed it so well, I just wanted people to read it one more time.

The show-biz media cast Obama in a role. Then when they didn't challenge Obama and constantly defended him, lefties, being hopelessly gullible, followed Obama as their genius. Obama brought them unicorns and Styrofoam columns live from New York and Hollywood.

I'll never forget the Office of the President-Elect. What was that? Is that now an actual bureaucracy with budgets, staff, cubicles and water clubs? See he got started right away creating and saving those jobs. The Office of the President-Elect has probably already grown to a staff of hundreds with branch offices in every blue city.

71 posted on 03/29/2010 2:37:21 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: teddyballgame

Left-wing types believe corporations have huge mystery supplies of money, which may be eternally tapped by new taxes. Obama probably believes this. Forget the noise about his being intelligent or educated—he is neither. He is not a bright man (or a decent or civil one)—he is an opportunistic thug. He knows very little, but he does know manipulation.


72 posted on 03/29/2010 2:38:23 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: autumnraine

The bad thing about Obama is that he’s clueless...and ruthless.


73 posted on 03/29/2010 2:49:27 PM PDT by livius
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To: onyx
I was thinking that same thing this weekend. Can you believe this? It's amazing to read this in a news article written about OUR COUNTRY:

"My CEO sat with the President over lunch with two other CEOs, and each of them tried to explain to the President what this bill would do to our companies and the economy in general. First the President didn't understand what they were talking about. Then he basically told my boss he was lying.

74 posted on 03/29/2010 2:53:52 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat veteran)
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To: SE Mom

Yes, and my question is *why* didn’t the CEO’s figure him out a whole sooner? The most liberal senator in the senate and a community organizer TIED to big labor.


75 posted on 03/29/2010 2:58:19 PM PDT by onyx (Facts don't matter. Proof not required. Anything goes! Racial slurs, death threats.....)
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To: teddyballgame

how does Obama define success?

(as slavery?)


76 posted on 03/29/2010 2:58:25 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: teddyballgame

Yes, Bush got his degrees because he was the son of George H.W. Bush. But Obama is just a GENIUS!!! /s


77 posted on 03/29/2010 3:03:31 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Most of these people [in the Administration] have never had a real job in their lives.


78 posted on 03/29/2010 3:06:36 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (We will remember in November)
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To: So Cal Rocket

That chart is not true. The author of that report has apologized for reporting erroneous data. A much larger number of Obama’s appointments have private sector experience.


79 posted on 03/29/2010 3:09:01 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
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To: SE Mom
If I were the CEO I would ask to speak to the telepromter instead.
80 posted on 03/29/2010 3:11:35 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: All
Read this comment from the article:

Well...my friends I received my hope and change Saturday. My son and daughter-in-law just lost both their jobs as the State North Carolina is deleting their jobs in the mental health field.
They were told by the State that they had until June and their jobs were no longer be funded because NC is laying the groundwork for Jackass Care and their field was not included in the funding.
Excuse me if I'm a tad bid angry at that Jug eared SOB who is presently on another joyride on Air-force One. The scary part of this is, NC em pitied all their mental health facilities and dumped these people to the streets and this is what my son and daughter in law did was basicaly baby sit these people making sure they picked up their meds, made it to their appointments and this was a 24 hour on call job.
And now who will keep an eye on these mental health patients??.... Absolutely no one, they are going to be left to their own devices.
For you Obama supporters. You can take your hope and change and shove it up where the sun doesn't shine.

Melvin| 3.29.10 @ 7:58AM

81 posted on 03/29/2010 3:20:01 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: Red Badger

Not mutually exlusive.


82 posted on 03/29/2010 3:30:40 PM PDT by absalom01 (Claire Wolfe, call your office.)
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To: thethirddegree
The only place that Obama is welcome in my home is his face on a roll of toilet paper.

Link.
83 posted on 03/29/2010 3:34:28 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: bayareablues

I am a small business owner myself and have said from day one that maobama is perhaps the most economically ignorant president of our lifetime. It embarassing how illiterate and ignorant he is on these issues.

All this moron needs to read is Economics in One lesson by Hazzlett to get a clue but it is obvious his time has been spent reading mao marx and engles.

This is really bad guys. I’m not kidding. I refuse to hire anyone until and unless cap and trade card check and all these other schemes are stopped.


84 posted on 03/29/2010 3:40:45 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: Republic of Texas

Isn’t it amazing that us racists and fring elements knew what obama was all about well before the election and these allegedly brilliant CEOs are only realizing this now?

Morons!


85 posted on 03/29/2010 3:47:39 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: teddyballgame
How do you explain capitalism to a Marxist?

You don't. A Marxist isn't interested. Might as well bang your head against the wall than to waste your breath.

86 posted on 03/29/2010 3:49:50 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: OB1kNOb

Damn right! Let these corporate america goof balls who supported maobama reap the whilwind.

Suckers!


87 posted on 03/29/2010 3:50:02 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: bethtopaz

Cloward and piven along with a healthy dose of rules for radicals is the only rational way to explain what maobama is doing.


88 posted on 03/29/2010 3:53:57 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: teddyballgame
First the President didn't understand what they were talking about. Then he basically told my boss he was lying. Frankly my boss was embarrassed for him; he clearly had not been briefed and didn't know what was in the bill."

We're doomed. Obama confirms once again that he is a complete boob and he's got his hands on the controls.

REMINDER: VOTE IN THE PRIMARIES & NOMINATE REAL CONSERVATIVES (I'm guilty of blowing off some primaries but never again!)

89 posted on 03/29/2010 4:03:09 PM PDT by Reagan is King (Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave.)
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To: teddyballgame

Well there is nothing you CEOs can do but bend over and drop your pants.


90 posted on 03/29/2010 4:03:57 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: So Cal Rocket

Ike knew. It was the private sector that built him the tools to win a war.


91 posted on 03/29/2010 4:07:43 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: allmendream

“Microsoft used to brag about not having any lobbyists. Then during the Clinton administration they were brought up on anti-trust charges. They have lobbyists and give generously to BOTH parties now. They learned their lesson”

Yes they have. They are moving their companies to China, India, and East Asia in general where they are perfectly welcome and Bill is lauded.


92 posted on 03/29/2010 4:10:41 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
To all

Libs in general and even some Republicans have what I call a “comic book” understanding of economics. Meaning they think people and organizations with money keep it in some room in the basement or a special vault a bank doesn't let the “working man” know about. There the “rich” or “the bosses” go a cavort on the money, roll around in it, you've seen the comic where Scrooge McDuck or Richie Rich go and count their coins.

Obama doesn't know, doesn't care & is “untrainable” how wealth is created, it just “happens” and therefore has to be done by unfair means. In his mind he is so brilliant, so special that it can't be any other way.

93 posted on 03/29/2010 4:13:10 PM PDT by Reily
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To: allmendream
Just because you pay off the mafia, doesn't mean you like the mafia

Government today is nothing more than a protection racket.

94 posted on 03/29/2010 4:15:22 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Giant Gila Monster)
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To: teddyballgame

Or a fascist? Oh, that globalist elite frontman does not know nothing! /sarc


95 posted on 03/29/2010 4:50:07 PM PDT by myknowledge (B.H. Obama's just a frontman. A frontman for who? The globalist elite, stupid!)
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To: tgusa

More like an elitist sock puppet.


96 posted on 03/29/2010 4:50:52 PM PDT by myknowledge (B.H. Obama's just a frontman. A frontman for who? The globalist elite, stupid!)
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To: teddyballgame
On Friday White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett were calling the CEOs and Washington office heads of the companies that took the financial hits and attacked them for doing so. One Washington office head said that the White House calls were accusatory and "downright rude."

The companies are taking the charges because in 2013 they will lose a tax deduction on tax-free government subsidies they have had when they give retirees a Medicare Part D prescription-drug reimbursement. Many of these companies have more than 100,000 retirees each. AT&T may have more than three-quarters of a million retirees to cover.

Looks like some CEOs need to come out of the shadows and seek the light of the Tea Party.

97 posted on 03/29/2010 5:21:18 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: Red in Blue PA

B U M P !!!

And they never plan on having a real job either!


98 posted on 03/29/2010 5:26:39 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: GlockThe Vote

Yes, definitely.

William Ayers got his man/child and made sure he got the office of POTUS and now their revolutionary anti-establishment efforts are going at full speed.

I found this interesting document yesterday: the PDF version of Barack Obama associates “Billy” Ayers’ and Bernardine Dohrn’s 1974 communist declaration of war against the United States.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/31776_LGF_Exclusive-_Bill_Ayers_Prairie_Fire_in_PDF_Form


99 posted on 03/29/2010 5:29:20 PM PDT by bethtopaz (www.rapturealert.com)
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To: onyx

Bush actually had a few jobs and ran a couple of things before he was president. BO never did one darn thing.


100 posted on 03/29/2010 5:39:09 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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