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VIDEO: Obama: We've "Seen The Dangers Of Too Little Government"
RealClearPolitics ^ | May 1, 2010 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 05/01/2010 9:26:07 AM PDT by ianschwartz

President Obama praised government during his commencement address at the Unniversity of Michigan in Ann Arbor. "Government is what ensures that mines adhere to safety standards and that oil spills are cleaned up by the companies that caused them," he said. "We've also clearly seen the dangers of too little government, like when a lack accountability on Wall Street nearly leads to the collapse of our entire economy," Obama added.

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1 posted on 05/01/2010 9:26:07 AM PDT by ianschwartz
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To: ianschwartz

This government is the enemy. PERIOD


2 posted on 05/01/2010 9:27:18 AM PDT by unixfox
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To: unixfox

Obama and his communist cabal are the enemy, more specifically.


3 posted on 05/01/2010 9:28:06 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: ianschwartz

Historians will have a field day with this guy. The word “interregnum” comes to mind as an appropriate adjective.


4 posted on 05/01/2010 9:28:46 AM PDT by redpoll
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To: ianschwartz

Who here DIDN’T see this coming? Barack the narcissist calling himself the salvation of these grieving miner families.

Is it even possible for this freak to get more disgusting?


5 posted on 05/01/2010 9:28:59 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: ianschwartz

The financial sector is, of course, the most regulated sector of the economy. The “Wall Street” he talks about are all rent-seekers. That is, they seek advantages based on government largess and regulation. Goldman Sachs’ business model involves getting former employees into high government positions.


6 posted on 05/01/2010 9:29:25 AM PDT by AmishDude
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To: unixfox

We have seen enough.


7 posted on 05/01/2010 9:29:28 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: ianschwartz

Pure bogus lies.


8 posted on 05/01/2010 9:29:42 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: ianschwartz

“Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem.” Ronald Reagan


9 posted on 05/01/2010 9:29:57 AM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: Soothesayer

Never let a [manufactured?] crisis go to waste...


10 posted on 05/01/2010 9:30:38 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: JDW11235

I’m with you. We have seen enough.


11 posted on 05/01/2010 9:30:48 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: JDW11235
The city burned while the people, Government, watched porn. Hmmmm we need more govt.
12 posted on 05/01/2010 9:31:10 AM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: ianschwartz

We fought a war to free us from the dangers of too much government.

Hope he keeps a clear thought about this fact.


13 posted on 05/01/2010 9:31:16 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: ianschwartz

What exactly have the government bureaucrats been doing? I thought they were supposed to prevent this kind of thing.


14 posted on 05/01/2010 9:31:47 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: ianschwartz

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He is quite open about being anti-American.

Obaam is a truly evil person.


15 posted on 05/01/2010 9:31:52 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: ianschwartz
"We've also clearly seen the dangers of too little government..."

He isn't even hiding it anymore. Obama is a clear and present danger to both the Constitution and our freedom. This will not end well.

16 posted on 05/01/2010 9:32:19 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer ("It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself." --Jefferson)
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To: ianschwartz

This thread needs someone to post photos of all the things big government is really good at and really famous for.

- Like cattle cars filled with humans destined for the gas chambers.

- Like photos of the field in China in 1953 with thousands of headless bodies.

- Like photos from the starvation in the Ukraine

- Like photos of Soviet soldiers lining people up in front of a trench, 20 at a time, to be machine gunned into the trench.

- Like photos from www.therealcuba.com

Yes, Mr. Obama, the only thing Big Government is really efficient at is killing large numbers of people in the shortest period of time.


17 posted on 05/01/2010 9:32:23 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: ianschwartz
This at the University of Michigan, in a State in decline, near Detroit, a city in death throes.

Does he diagnosis not enough Government for these problems?

18 posted on 05/01/2010 9:32:48 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: ianschwartz

The 6 million Jews sent to the gas chambers saw the dangers of too MUCH government.

As did the tens of millions sent to the Soviet gulags under Stalin.

As did the 70 million Chinese exterminated under Mao’s regime.

How does 0bama think America got to be so free and prosperous for the past 200+ years WITHOUT big government??


19 posted on 05/01/2010 9:33:31 AM PDT by pcottraux (There's Luke, laughing at somebody different!)
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To: ianschwartz
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

George Washington

20 posted on 05/01/2010 9:33:52 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: ianschwartz

I really think this country needs an opt-in tax code, with a minimum of say 15%

All of these liberals who think taxes should be high ought to be allowed to give whatever they want to the government. I’ll even allow them to advertise their largess.

Just leave the rest of us the hell alone


21 posted on 05/01/2010 9:34:06 AM PDT by IncPen (HEY GORE -- GIVE BACK THE OSCAR! - GIVE BACK THE NOBEL! ANSWER THE HOAX!)
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To: ianschwartz

We’ve seen the dangers of too little Soulless, amoral, intelligence.


22 posted on 05/01/2010 9:34:32 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: nolongerademocrat; All

I am saddened and worried. I can clearly see no peaceful answer to what they are doing. I want peace as much as the next guy/gal, but my goodness. There is no end, there is no reprieve, and this will not and cannot last.

I’ve read so many posters talk about how they cry for our country or felt sick at healthcare. I’ve felt bad, but mostly an anger at loss of liberty. Today I feel sad, because now I see the handwriting on the wall. These people are like the aliens in the movie Independence Day.

“Peace...there can be no peace.”

They will never stop (of their own accord), never. I urge everyone to pray for our country, get your house in order, make new friends, stoke the fires of old ones, and steel yourselves. God bless you all.


23 posted on 05/01/2010 9:35:07 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: ianschwartz

You also never hear him talk about Government being too big.


24 posted on 05/01/2010 9:35:30 AM PDT by RC2
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To: ianschwartz

The Audacity of a Liar


25 posted on 05/01/2010 9:35:44 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: VaRepublican

“The city burned while the people, Government, watched porn. Hmmmm we need more govt.”

A few circles lower than fiddling to be sure. This has to stop. We haven’t even seen the true false flag yet, just the dry runs, we’re in for the (proverbial?) fight of our lives.


26 posted on 05/01/2010 9:37:22 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: JDW11235

Don’t give up, they will ultimately destroy themselves.


27 posted on 05/01/2010 9:39:23 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: redpoll

Future historians will think he was either insane or eeevil.


28 posted on 05/01/2010 9:40:04 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: GeronL

“Future historians will think he was either insane or eeevil.”

Like Hitler, probably both.


29 posted on 05/01/2010 9:41:13 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: ianschwartz
We've also clearly seen the dangers of too little government

The Nazis declared that the state must have absolute power over every man and over every sphere of human activity. "The authority of the Fuhrer is not limited by checks and controls, by special autonomous bodies or individual rights, but it is free and independent,all-inclusive and unlimited".

Ernest Huber, an official Nazi party spokesman in 1933

30 posted on 05/01/2010 9:41:47 AM PDT by mjp (pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, independence, limited government, capitalism})
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To: ianschwartz
Dear Imperial Leader of the Unicorn and Rainbow Utopia,

The Gubmint didn't prevent the Coal Mine Disaster or the Oil Spill Disaster.

Considering that YOUR Gubmint is full of power hungry Elitist Statists, I have serious doubts that YOUR Gubmint has any understanding of what OUR Republic even stands for.

You Sir, are the enemy of Freedom. You sir, are the enemy of everything Good and Unique about the United States of America. You sir, are the Problem, not the Solution.

Signed,
America

31 posted on 05/01/2010 9:41:56 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Hitler used a TelePrompter, we would all be speaking German...)
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To: ianschwartz

AH

America was meant to have “little government”

Its a quaint old fashion thing called FREEDOM


32 posted on 05/01/2010 9:42:53 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Soothesayer

“Is it even possible for this freak to get more disgusting?”

No. No it isn’t.


33 posted on 05/01/2010 9:43:23 AM PDT by jessduntno ("A vitiated state of morals, corrupted public conscience, are incompatible with freedom." - P. Henry)
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To: GeronL

>>>Future historians will think he was either insane or eeevil.<<<

Agreed - on the order of our era’s Nero or Caligula. Sadly, the implication from that metaphor is that the next step is having the Praetorian Guard select the emperor. But that’s just a metaphor... the future is more unpredictable than that.


34 posted on 05/01/2010 9:43:50 AM PDT by redpoll
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To: ianschwartz

Government is the answer of last resort when self regulation fails and we sure have seen a run of system failures. When nobody is watching, anything goes.


35 posted on 05/01/2010 9:44:34 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: ianschwartz

The layers of the 0bama onion continue to fall away. Every time he opens his mouth, he gets closer and closer to his core belief that the best government is the most government; that he and his ilk are the only ones qualified to run the lives of all Americans, period.

We are sliding, concurrently, closer and closer to the citizens’ reset button...

It’s time to take back the country. My preference is the ballot box, but...


36 posted on 05/01/2010 9:48:44 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: IncPen

“All of these liberals who think taxes should be high ought to be allowed to give whatever they want to the government. I’ll even allow them to advertise their largess.”

Howie Carr, on the MA optional tax rate;

We have a two-tier income tax in this state, you know. You have the option of paying either at the standard rate of 5.3 percent, or at the old, higher 5.85 percent rate.

As of Wednesday, here are this years numbers, according to the state DOR:

Of 1,840,000 state tax filers, exactly 931 have opted to pay taxes at the higher rate. That works out to one-twentieth of one percent. Think of it this way: In 2000, only 60 percent of the Massachusetts electorate voted to cut the income tax, but a decade later 99.95 percent of the population has decided to take advantage of the tax cut a lot of them claimed they didn’t want or need.

The moonbat motto is: Do as I say, not as I do. Consider the charitable deductions (or lack thereof) of the most sanctimonious liberal politicians: Obama, Biden, Kerry. They throw around quarters - their own, anyway - like they were manhole covers. But they would gladly give you the shirt off somebody else’s back.

In Massachusetts, these 931 volunteers had to come up with an additional $54,500, enough to pay Billy Bulger’s pension for just over three months. So the average volunteer moonbat who decided to pay the extra .55 percent this year had a 2009 income of about $12,000.

As pitiful as those numbers are, they’re better than they were at this time last year, when 1.831 million taxpayers had filed, and only 731 ponied up. But those 731 chipped in $70,232, which means last year’s moonbats had an average income of $19,000.”

Howie Carr;

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view/20100404moonbats_wing_it_when_it_comes_to_paying_more_taxes/

you just can’t make this shit up.


37 posted on 05/01/2010 9:49:05 AM PDT by jessduntno ("A vitiated state of morals, corrupted public conscience, are incompatible with freedom." - P. Henry)
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To: jessduntno

Wow, just wow.


38 posted on 05/01/2010 9:54:35 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: ianschwartz

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” George Washington


39 posted on 05/01/2010 9:54:48 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: PubliusMM

“It’s time to take back the country. My preference is the ballot box, but...”

They’re pushing for the “but...,” you know. That’s what worries me. :( Things well be more freer after though, that is the silver lining.


40 posted on 05/01/2010 9:55:42 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: Nachum

ping


41 posted on 05/01/2010 9:56:04 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: ianschwartz
"We've also clearly seen the dangers of too little government, like when a lack accountability on Wall Street nearly leads to the collapse of our entire economy,"

When are Republicans gonna put and end to his lies and state once and for all that it was government messing in the free market with subprime loans that caused the economic collapse!!! Burns me up that the Republicans don't pin this mess on the Democrats!!!

42 posted on 05/01/2010 9:56:46 AM PDT by avacado
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To: ianschwartz

“We’ve also clearly seen the dangers of too little government,”
Government that governs least governs best. The framers warned about people like Obama.


43 posted on 05/01/2010 9:57:42 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Soothesayer

Is it even possible for this freak to get more disgusting?

Yes! When he takes over the funeral service for them. Oh he did that didn’t he.


44 posted on 05/01/2010 10:00:37 AM PDT by wita
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To: ianschwartz

Predictably Obama chose a Saturday to say this because the explosive response won’t come until Monday afternoon.


45 posted on 05/01/2010 10:02:35 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: ianschwartz
VIDEO: Obama: We've "Seen The Dangers Of Too Little Government"

BULLSHIT!*

We've seen the dangers of too little application of the existing powers of government, combined by the abuse of that power in other areas.

Bawney Fwank and Chris Dodd are not in jail for allowing the creation of multimillionaires, robbing Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac blind.
We have seen no attempt by government to recover the hundreds of billions$ stolen by Wall Street crooks with the collusion, aid and participation of career politicians of both parties.

And we have seen the relentless continuing terrorist attack on citizen free speech.
And we have seen NO ^#&($)<)!&^ enforcement of the immigration laws which have bankrupted entire states, and continues a headlong avalanche towards the third world status cliff.

Q.E.D.

*BULLSHIT

46 posted on 05/01/2010 10:02:59 AM PDT by Publius6961 (10% of muslims, the killer murdering radicals, are "only" 140,000,000 of 'em)
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To: ianschwartz

looking at the humorous side: this speech was given in freakin’ MICHIGAN !!!

Look at what a great job government did for the Michigan economy.


47 posted on 05/01/2010 10:03:28 AM PDT by EDINVA (Ihttp://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2503873%2C89#help)
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To: ianschwartz

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

— C. S. Lewis


48 posted on 05/01/2010 10:05:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: AmishDude
Goldman Sachs’ business model involves getting former employees into high government positions.

Don't forget, and Vice-Versa!!!

Shouldn't that be a harshly punished federal offense?

49 posted on 05/01/2010 10:06:42 AM PDT by Publius6961 (10% of muslims, the killer murdering radicals, are "only" 140,000,000 of 'em)
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To: EDINVA

Its important to point out that Ann Arbor has both the lowest unemployment and highest number of taxpayer supported jobs in the state.


50 posted on 05/01/2010 10:06:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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