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Andy Stern, A Member of Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Capitolism Has Failed America
CNSNEWS ^ | June 8, 2010 | Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer

Posted on 06/09/2010 4:03:29 PM PDT by yoe

Andy Stern, the former head of the Service Employees International Union who now sits on President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, said the United States needs an economic plan that does not include “worshipping” the free market.

“America needs a 21st century economic plan because we now know the market-worshipping, privatizing, de-regulating, dehumanizing American financial plan has failed and should never be revived, worshipping the market again,” Stern said in remarks at the annual conference of the liberal activist group Campaign for America’s Future in Washington on Monday.

“It has failed America and everyone that works here,” Stern said.

Stern said the changes that Obama and Democrats in Congress have made are nothing short of a “revolution” that will move the American economy from national to international.

"This not our father’s or our grandfather’s economy," Stern said. "We’re as far today from the New Deal as the New Deal was from the Civil War. And we cannot drive into the future looking in the rear view mirror."

He said the progressive movement must build on the past and look to the future as the economy is transformed "from a manufacturing base, to a service, finance, knowledge, green, Internet, and bio-science economy."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: legaltheft; marxism; taxcheatsincharge; unionthuggery
Andy Stern, a "progressive" = Marxist, hates as all Marxist do, Capitalism. Academics and all radicals preach the dogma of UNIONISM/Communism. Mr. Stern is one of Obama's closest advisers.

NO to all Progressives....yes to the United States Constitution....Obama has Nationalized some 70% of our GDP....this is alarming and it is tyranny. Impeach the man!

1 posted on 06/09/2010 4:03:30 PM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Impeach Obama!


2 posted on 06/09/2010 4:05:17 PM PDT by cblue55 (Choose life; abort Obamacare)
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To: yoe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9fdsz1iqEE&feature=player_embedded


3 posted on 06/09/2010 4:06:28 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: yoe

We are going to have our way with you yet Andy.

NO SOCIALISM< NO PROGRESSIVISM EVER. Any questions Andy?

Capitalism didn’t fail!!!! SOCIALISTS/PROGRESSIVES GOT INTO POWER AND SCREWED IT ALL UP!!!


4 posted on 06/09/2010 4:07:28 PM PDT by Danae (Don't like the Constitution, try living in a country with out one.)
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To: yoe

so now we know why Stern ‘retired’


5 posted on 06/09/2010 4:07:43 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: yoe

GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE IN CAPITALISM HAS FAILED AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 06/09/2010 4:08:13 PM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!!!!!)
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To: yoe
"...Capitolism Has Failed America"

Isn't that statement kinda like saying that planting too much grass on a knoll killed JFK?

7 posted on 06/09/2010 4:08:26 PM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: yoe
Capitolism fails every time.

(What we need is Capitalism.)

8 posted on 06/09/2010 4:09:06 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: yoe

Unbelievable! Any doubt as to what the US government has turned into?


9 posted on 06/09/2010 4:09:15 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Mr. K

“GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE IN CAPITALISM HAS FAILED AMERICA” -—> Capitolism.


10 posted on 06/09/2010 4:10:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

LOL


11 posted on 06/09/2010 4:10:44 PM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: yoe

What do you expect him to say? He’s a socialist/communist.

It’s like putting a Nazi in charge of doing race studies and then acting surprised when they “discover” whites are better.


12 posted on 06/09/2010 4:10:57 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: yoe
Capitolism Has Failed America

Yes, we have far too many capitols in this country today.

No, wait, we don't. We have one per State, one per county, and one for the National Capitol.

13 posted on 06/09/2010 4:10:57 PM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: yoe

Freedom has not failed. Instead, we as parents have failed to teach our children to value freedom. They chose socialism as we entered a mild recession. Now we have an extremely deep recession, approaching depression, with no recovery in sight thanks to that choice. It’s not capitalism that failed, it’s the voters who rejected capitalism, and the socialism they chose instead that have failed.


14 posted on 06/09/2010 4:11:13 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: yoe

“But let’s get back to the point. To be against democracy in favour of free self-organization between individuals and against all representative systems, does this mean being ‘terrorists’? To defend sabotage as one of the many instruments of struggle without any hierarchy, does this mean being ‘terrorists’? To fight without mediation for the total destruction of the State and the Capital, in other words to be anarchists in a little more coherent way, does this mean being ‘terrorists’? To have bad intentions, to maintain them and to write about them, does this mean being ‘terrorists’? To find accomplices in the struggle does this mean forming a ‘criminal organization’? In this case, yes, one thousand times yes, we claim our passion for freedom in a loud voice, with all the consequences that are involved. The same passion that belongs to many unknown people who, far away from media celebrity, struggle every day against dominion. In this world based on exploitation, devastation of the environment, war and misery, it is not considered criminal to stay inactive waiting for everything to collapse or, in a more cynical way, to count the score and hope to be safe each one by himself or herself, atomised in his or her own little cage. Because democracy, this way of management of capitalism, is not the most unacceptable of the systems. So far democracy has mainly proved its failure: the world it dominates is still a world of submission and deprivation. It is a system that gives the illusion of participation to the management of the disaster, that is to say of one’s own annihilation, by fomenting and then concealing the division into classes, whose contradictions would be absorbed by permanent concentration.

At the same time, the State is not a neutral instrument that regulates the defects of the market. On the contrary it is one of the allies of market, as demonstrated in this time of ‘financial crisis’ by the massive injection of money in order to save banks and companies, whereas the conditions of exploitation get harder and making ends meet is even more difficult. Yes, we want to destroy the State and not conquer it, because it is one of the pillars of this world of death like its jails, its cops and its tribunals.

As for capitalism, if it is first of all a social relation without heart or centre, it is up to each of us to fight it in its daily aspects. In so-called ‘global’ economy, based on a continuous circulation, flow of goods ( including human ones) is of crucial importance. It is therefore natural that blockage has appeared in struggles of recent years, if not to inflict hard blows, at least to lay the basis for new relations of strength (from the struggle against the CPE to the railway workers’ strikes in France in February 2008, as well as in Germany in 2007, or the struggle of Val Susa in Italy in 2005). The anti-capitalist critique based on direct action and judged useless, obsolete or criminal by the intellectual servants has been put into practise by many exploited in their struggles, because it is they who experience capitalism on their skin. The blockage of the TGV (through damage to the tracks or fire to the cables like in November 2007) – this devastating machinery whose aim is to increase the speed of the circulation of goods – has not happened by chance but is the consequence of the common experience of recent social struggles. Sabotage, moreover, is a widespread practise that finds its reason for being in the very heart of exploitation, be it carried out to steal time from the bosses or to cause damage against oppression.”

(from http://anarchistnews.org/?q=node/10961)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2531174/posts?page=77#77


15 posted on 06/09/2010 4:11:15 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: yoe

And now when they look for ‘recovery’ they cannot find it because they have run out of OUR money.
Every attempt to restart the economic engine will just spin the tires in the mud. There’s no traction because the ‘producers’ will not participate in their own destruction.
The kulaks are on strike!


16 posted on 06/09/2010 4:12:07 PM PDT by griswold3 (Barack Obama’s First Law of Leadership: “I just work here.”)
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To: yoe
Capitolism?

If he spelled this, maybe his is correct, after all, we sure don't have a truly free Capitalistic market, the Capitol tries to control everything. Heck, you can't even be an interior designer without getting a license from Big Brother.

17 posted on 06/09/2010 4:12:40 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: yoe
Stupid is as stupid does. Tell me, Mr. Stern, if capitalism is a failure, then why is that in any planned socialist/marxist economy, a free-market capitalist economy - popularly known as the blackmarket - inevitably springs up, but that in all of recorded history, a planned socialist/marxist market has never spontaneously arisen in any free-market capitalist economy?


18 posted on 06/09/2010 4:13:49 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: yoe

Selling bad loans bundled with good ones to the Chinese failed America.

If memory serves, right up until that bubble burst we were doing pretty good. What, 5% unemployment isn’t good enough for you?

Quit selling bad paper. The Titanic hit the iceberg because they couldn’t see it. To back up and hit it again and again in broad daylight, well, that takes a special kind of stupid. Or a very special kind of crooked.


19 posted on 06/09/2010 4:14:57 PM PDT by marron
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To: savedbygrace
Yes, we have far too many capitols in this country today.

Capitol idea! At least we agree in principal or is that assistant principle? ARRGGGGHHH!

20 posted on 06/09/2010 4:15:45 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: yoe

Part of the Preamble to the IWW (Industrial Workers of the Word) Constitution:

“The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life.

Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organize as a class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system, and live in harmony with the Earth. “

See more:
http://www.iww.org/culture/official/preamble.shtml

Research the general strike of 1919, in Seattle and Everett.

Also research Frances Farmer and the Soviet trip (interesting starlet, who got involved the the whole communist support in early 20th century US. Sad, tragic story): “Frances Farmer Biography” http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Farmer_Frances.html A book on her is called “Frances Farmer: Shadowland” http://www.amazon.com/Frances-Farmer-Shadowland-William-Arnold/dp/0425069923?tag=dogpile-20, by William Arnold


21 posted on 06/09/2010 4:17:00 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: yoe
Andy Stern, A Member of Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Capitolism Has Failed America

Who ever wrote the title must have failed spelling.

22 posted on 06/09/2010 4:17:08 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: yoe

*Yawn*

Another nitwit who doesn’t even know how much he’s demonstrating his ignorance of capitalism...so what else is new?


23 posted on 06/09/2010 4:17:13 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: yoe
Stern is #1 in visits to the Kenyan’s White Hut. Bambi eagerly looks forward to his visits to sharpen his education on the evils of capitalism and how life in the USA is just not fair.
24 posted on 06/09/2010 4:18:12 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: RWB Patriot

Andy of Mayberry knows better. Don’t screw with Socialism, Stern.


25 posted on 06/09/2010 4:18:48 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: RWB Patriot

Andy of Mayberry knows better. Don’t screw with Socialism, Stern.


26 posted on 06/09/2010 4:19:18 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: marron
It's called Crony capitalism, gives you bailouts and too big to fail, why some congressman's wife may even be cashing in on the bailouts. Slavery and slave trade was pure capitalism!!!
27 posted on 06/09/2010 4:24:51 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Dallas59
Unbelievable! Any doubt as to what the US government has turned into?

King Obama and his communists Administration and appointees have nearly converted us to a communists run nation. And with the combination of most of the Democratic Party that are hard core socialists with some even communists, Americas conversion is nearly complete. November will not save us.

28 posted on 06/09/2010 4:26:51 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: yoe

He is a traitor and he is going to bring an unbelievable amount of violence to this country and Obama will sanction ALL of it.

You better be ready!!!


29 posted on 06/09/2010 4:39:56 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: yoe

BOOKMARK


30 posted on 06/09/2010 4:41:49 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: yoe

Andy Stern is your typical Leftist thug. He’s not educated. He is unable to deal with reality. His emotional responses are perverse.


31 posted on 06/09/2010 4:44:27 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Paladin2

Capitolism. That’s what you get when Congress runs the economy.


32 posted on 06/09/2010 4:47:11 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: yoe

We must stop building capitols at once.


33 posted on 06/09/2010 5:09:11 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: yoe

I hope someone is keeping a list of these commie bastards. It will be needed one day.


34 posted on 06/09/2010 6:12:04 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: yoe

Does Alan Simpson agree with him?


35 posted on 06/09/2010 6:58:17 PM PDT by stevem
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To: yoe
We have been a welfare state since FDR.

No, it's Socialism that has failed

36 posted on 06/09/2010 7:01:38 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: yoe
He said the progressive movement must build on the past and look to the future as the economy is transformed

Nothing "Progressive" about marxism.

I understand the marxists wanting to call themselves something else, the reason why the right participates in the deception is beyond me.

Hang the communists, every last one of them.

37 posted on 06/09/2010 7:05:37 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Oceander

Bloody damn good point!!!!!!!!!!!


38 posted on 06/09/2010 8:08:33 PM PDT by Danae (Don't like the Constitution, try living in a country with out one.)
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To: yoe
The fact that this jacka$$ is on the "Fiscal Responsibility Commission" just shows what a joke it truly is. Republicans should distance themselves now from whatever conclusions this phony commission comes up with.
39 posted on 06/09/2010 9:59:29 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (ClimateScandal.org)
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