Skip to comments.Obama accuses Republicans of wanting to turn America into a Third World country
Posted on 04/16/2011 4:30:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The attack came a day after Obama savaged Republican budget plans and unveiled his $4-trillion deficit reduction drive that aims to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans in order to preserve key social services.
The debate over fiscal policy will prove critical to the 2012 campaign and Obama sought to frame it as a "stark choice" between investing in the future or watching the country fall apart.
"Under their vision, we can't invest in roads and bridges and broadband and high-speed rail," Obama told a select group of the Democratic faithful at the second of three fundraising events in his hometown of Chicago.
"I mean, we would be a nation of potholes, and our airports would be worse than places that we thought -- that we used to call the Third World, but who are now investing in infrastructure."
Republicans plans to shrink the reach of government is "not a vision that's impelled by the numbers" but a "choice" to give a trillion dollars in tax breaks to the rich rather than ask those who've been "blessed" to "give a little more."
"Not a vision that's impelled by the numbers? Is he serious? I guess a $1.6 trillion deficit this year, with trillion dollar plus deficits out as far as the eye can see is not very "compelling" to our Profligate in Chief. What's more compelling to him is that some people don't have broadband to download his speeches faster. Or his union buddies won't have all that federal cash to build idiotic, wasteful transportation projects like high speed rail. Or his friends in the teachers unions won't have as much cash to invest in Democratic party races.
This is a game ill-suited to the likes of Boehner and McConnell. The GOP candidate who can counterpunch the hardest will probably be the nominee. But time's a wasting and Obama's charges are laying out there with no adequate response from Republicans.
As far as Obama's savagery, get used to it. He is going to run on a fabric of lies, raising the class warfare card early and often in order to attempt to get the gullible, the resentful, the envious, and his far left wing base on board and ride it all the way to a second term.
Meanwhile, Obama takes off the gloves while the GOP is still in the salon getting their nails done.
Projection, a very common libtard habit.
He’s already done that.
Coming from the mind of a third world country president.
(I don’t know where the loon was born, his stupidity and ineptness certainly suggests either Kenya....or Massachusetts.)
So speaketh the Kenyan. This inept turd in a suit is in over his head and taking us down with him.
And gets away with it without question.
Just like Obama saving us from ruin for working soooo hard on cutting the budget while the Republicans sit on their duff's and do nothing about it.
No wonder the lib's want to control the media and educational institutions.
Free Republic, the last vestige of free communication remaining for conservatives.
We lose this and we have none.
And the European nations are trying to encourage the U.S. to take the same fall they have been in the process of taking. They are on a bad course, which unless hopefully reversed, will make them among the Third World as well.
Hey Obama look in the damn mirror. This, from a guy who absolutely despises America and everything she stands for..this guy accuses Republicans of wanting to turn America into a 3rd world country..OMG, this guy has chutzpah like Ive never seen before in anyone
How sad that even our president doesnt know what third world means. If I may, the term was coined after WWII to describe those countries which were neither aligned with the free world nor the communist. Thus, the free, communist and the third world. The term has nothing to do with wealth or poverty.
BO has already turned us into a Fourth World country. Moving up to Third would be progress.
I wonder which party it was that turned Detroit into the spectacular success it is today.
Whacked out leftist says Black is White and Left is Right. How quaint.
F that stupid anti-capitalism POS.
The only hope for an America with a strong economy is to stop all of the envy-hating Socialists from stealing the capital of job creators so he can put more non-working people on the Federal Payroll.
If people actually still like the idea of having actual jobs then they had better wise up fast.
Socialism is a dead-end economic killer and 0bama the chief architect for its cancerous spread.
“invest in roads and bridges and broadband and high-speed rail”
The half-white halfwit’s got his priorities about half right, hayna? Or no?
Just from the Headline... what the hell, we are a third world country...
Most of our manufactured goods come from overseas. We depend on foreign oil because we are no longer permitted to drill for our own. We don’t build much in the way of capital projects anymore due to onerous regulations and contradictory permitting processes, and what does make it past those is usually stopped by environmental nut cases.
We’ve allowed our once-remarkable nation to be overrun with illiterate, uncivilized, diseased people from real third-world countries, and the government bends over backward to let them do whatever they please and gives them anything they want at the taxpayers expense.
Our kids get a fifth-rated education from liberally brainwashed teachers and the most important subjects taught are tolerance, diversity, and getting in touch with your feelings. Oh, and sex, of course. Mostly gay sex. Our young people are miles behind most of the world in math, science, civics, and critical thinking.
So, yup, I guess Obama is right, except for it being the fault of Republicans. That part still has my mouth hanging open.
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