Skip to comments.VIDEO: Obama: We've "Seen The Dangers Of Too Little Government"
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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This government is the enemy. PERIOD
Obama and his communist cabal are the enemy, more specifically.
Historians will have a field day with this guy. The word “interregnum” comes to mind as an appropriate adjective.
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?
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.
We have seen enough.
Pure bogus lies.
“Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem.” Ronald Reagan
Never let a [manufactured?] crisis go to waste...
I’m with you. We have seen enough.
We fought a war to free us from the dangers of too much government.
Hope he keeps a clear thought about this fact.
What exactly have the government bureaucrats been doing? I thought they were supposed to prevent this kind of thing.
He is quite open about being anti-American.
Obaam is a truly evil person.
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.
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.
Does he diagnosis not enough Government for these problems?
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??
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
We’ve seen the dangers of too little Soulless, amoral, intelligence.
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.
You also never hear him talk about Government being too big.
The Audacity of a Liar
“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.
Don’t give up, they will ultimately destroy themselves.
Future historians will think he was either insane or eeevil.
“Future historians will think he was either insane or eeevil.”
Like Hitler, probably both.
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
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.
America was meant to have “little government”
Its a quaint old fashion thing called FREEDOM
“Is it even possible for this freak to get more disgusting?”
No. No it isn’t.
>>>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.
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.
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...
“All of these liberals who think taxes should be high ought to be allowed to give whatever they want to the government. Ill 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 didnt 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 elses back.
In Massachusetts, these 931 volunteers had to come up with an additional $54,500, enough to pay Billy Bulgers 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, theyre 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 years moonbats had an average income of $19,000.”
you just can’t make this shit up.
Wow, just wow.
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” George Washington
“Its time to take back the country. My preference is the ballot box, but...”
They’re pushing for the “but...,” you know. That’s what worries me. :( Things well be more freer after though, that is the silver lining.
When are Republicans gonna put and end to his lies and state once and for all that it was government messing in the free market with subprime loans that caused the economic collapse!!! Burns me up that the Republicans don't pin this mess on the Democrats!!!
“We’ve also clearly seen the dangers of too little government,”
Government that governs least governs best. The framers warned about people like Obama.
Is it even possible for this freak to get more disgusting?
Yes! When he takes over the funeral service for them. Oh he did that didn’t he.
Predictably Obama chose a Saturday to say this because the explosive response won’t come until Monday afternoon.
We've seen the dangers of too little application of the existing powers of government, combined by the abuse of that power in other areas.
Bawney Fwank and Chris Dodd are not in jail for allowing the creation of multimillionaires, robbing Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac blind.
We have seen no attempt by government to recover the hundreds of billions$ 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.
looking at the humorous side: this speech was given in freakin’ MICHIGAN !!!
Look at what a great job government did for the Michigan economy.
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 barons 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
Don't forget, and Vice-Versa!!!
Shouldn't that be a harshly punished federal offense?
Its important to point out that Ann Arbor has both the lowest unemployment and highest number of taxpayer supported jobs in the state.