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President Obama: U.S. Gotten a Bit "Lazy" on Attracting Businesses
Fox News ^ | 13 Nov 2011 | Kimberley Schwandt

Posted on 11/14/2011 5:20:42 AM PST by Rummyfan

HONOLULU - President Obama said that the United States has gotten a "little bit lazy" when it comes to bringing in new businesses in to the states. He made the comments at a CEO summit as part of the APEC conference Saturday, when asked by Boeing CEO James McNerney about looking at the world from a Chinese perspective and what they might consider as impediments to investing.

Obama said it's important to remember that the U.S. is still the largest receiver of foreign investment in the world and things like stability, openness and innovative free market culture are attractive. He also said there are a lot of things that make foreign investors see the U.S. as a great opportunity - like stability, openness, our innovative free market culture.

"But we've been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades. We've kind of taken for granted -- well, people will want to come here and we aren't out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America, Obama said.

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KEYWORDS: blameamerica; lazyamerica; obama; obamablames; obamablamesamerica; obamaexcuses; obamahatesusa; obamavsamericans
Can't believe this man's chutzpah: does everything he can to stymie business here, and now claims we're lazy.
1 posted on 11/14/2011 5:20:42 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

This coming from a community organizer with absolutely NO experience running a business himself? Say it ain’t so.../s =.=


2 posted on 11/14/2011 5:23:09 AM PST by cranked
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To: Rummyfan

Always someone else, eh, Barry?


3 posted on 11/14/2011 5:23:41 AM PST by struggle
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To: Rummyfan

Where the U.S. “got lazy” was in vetting presidential candidates of a certain party.


4 posted on 11/14/2011 5:25:31 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Rummyfan
We are working insane hours trying to keep our businesses alive and this vacationing airhead calls us lazy? What an *ss**le! I guess I'll just have to get off my lazy butt next November and vote this pathetic buffoon out of office...
5 posted on 11/14/2011 5:25:32 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Rummyfan

Amazing talk coming from a man whose very policies have scared business owners to death.


6 posted on 11/14/2011 5:26:19 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Rummyfan

‘President Obama: U.S. Gotten a Bit “Lazy” on Attracting Businesses’

1) Obamacare scaring the hell of any business wanting to hire
2) Overreaching EPA regulations
3) 200,000 pages of tax forms to fill out
4) Diversity demands
5) Crony Capitalism originating from Congress


7 posted on 11/14/2011 5:27:03 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

There are no words left for my utter contempt of obama and everyone who voted for this communist disaster.


8 posted on 11/14/2011 5:27:34 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Rummyfan

Lazyness has nothing to do with it. RATS like Obama work tirelessly to place impediments in the way of starting and runing businesses.


9 posted on 11/14/2011 5:28:11 AM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Rummyfan

Why doesn’t this ignorant ass just STFU?


10 posted on 11/14/2011 5:29:20 AM PST by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: Rummyfan

Hey. All he needs to do is put on a tie, stand at a podium, and read from a teleprompter every now and then.

He’d doing his job.

Why aren’t we doing ours?

(What an arrogant buffoon.)


11 posted on 11/14/2011 5:29:25 AM PST by Tigerized (Occupy Wall Street? Go find the real culprits in the Capitol Building...)
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To: Rummyfan

You don’t need special schemes and deals to attract business. Just let freedom reign and they will come.


12 posted on 11/14/2011 5:29:30 AM PST by all the best
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To: Rummyfan
"But we've been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades.

LOL, is this his new way of blaming Bush? I can only think of one president over the last couple of decades who has made it his mission to scare off new and old business. He will never give up the blame game.

13 posted on 11/14/2011 5:29:31 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: Rummyfan

Obama’s hate for:
America
Capitalism
Industry
The Constitution
...has driven his policies to kill or cripple all of the above!

What is it about Maoist oppression that makes people “lazy”?


14 posted on 11/14/2011 5:32:27 AM PST by G Larry (Catholic Conservative Supporting Israel!)
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To: April Lexington
What an *ss**le!

I think you've summed it up.

15 posted on 11/14/2011 5:32:32 AM PST by livius
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To: Rummyfan

” A Little bit lazy”, implies inaction. What is being done in this country is find the best things to do to foster business, then do exactly the opposite.


16 posted on 11/14/2011 5:33:02 AM PST by jmcenanly (Things will be better in 2013)
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To: Rummyfan

Malaise speech.


17 posted on 11/14/2011 5:35:52 AM PST by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: Rummyfan

So lazy we even have a President who goes on Vacation every two seconds.


18 posted on 11/14/2011 5:36:11 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: Rummyfan

The golfer in chief should speak for himself. I’ve been working my a$$ off for the past 40 years.


19 posted on 11/14/2011 5:41:39 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Rummyfan

Gee, it has absolutely nothng to do with the idiotic corporate taxation rate does it?

This guy honestly thinks we are all booger eating morons and the media will just hustle his B.S. without batting an eyelash.


20 posted on 11/14/2011 5:41:44 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Mittt Romney - he lacks the courage of his absence of convictions.)
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To: agere_contra

Exactly. Jimmy Carter Jr.


21 posted on 11/14/2011 5:43:59 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: Rummyfan

All hat and no cattle.


22 posted on 11/14/2011 5:44:33 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: struggle
Yep, must be Bush's fault.
23 posted on 11/14/2011 5:44:43 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Rummyfan

“I have welded the door to its frame, wrapped it with heavy chains, blocked it with furniture, and boarded across the threshold. Why haven’t you come in?”

It’s easy to be the boy king - just act as stupidly as possible, then crow about it being somebody else’s fault.


24 posted on 11/14/2011 5:45:01 AM PST by MortMan (Americans are a people increasingly separated by our connectivity.)
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To: Rummyfan
A bit lazy??? What's the draw? High taxes? Burdensome regulations?

Since O took over I've seen more local businesses close than open. Yeh, they were just lazy so closed up shop. /sarc
25 posted on 11/14/2011 5:47:03 AM PST by Shannon
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To: Rummyfan

Is there a sound clip for this? It would make for a great commercial.


26 posted on 11/14/2011 5:56:23 AM PST by Skeez (O)
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To: Rummyfan
Can't believe this man's chutzpah

He's definitely got the arrogance thing going on. Honestly, I think he's at least a bit of a sociopath as well.

27 posted on 11/14/2011 5:57:05 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Rummyfan

Extending unemployment benefits will make them less lazy.

Right you muzzie idiot???


28 posted on 11/14/2011 5:58:28 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Rummyfan
I challenge anyone out there, assuming that he actually believes what he said is true, that this man is not clinically insane.
29 posted on 11/14/2011 6:00:30 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: GlockThe Vote

“There are no words left for my utter contempt of obama and everyone who voted for this communist disaster.”

I think John Cleese has appropropriate words: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju3h7yk4Hcg


30 posted on 11/14/2011 6:00:47 AM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Rummyfan
Can't believe this man's chutzpah ...
I can't believe so many were fooled by him in 2008.
Even worse - I can't believe how many still support him.
31 posted on 11/14/2011 6:02:36 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Rummyfan
Can't believe this man's chutzpah:

Watching him give this little, Americans-are-lazy, speech... He just dripped with arrogance and condescension.

32 posted on 11/14/2011 6:03:23 AM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Rummyfan

What a perverted, evil, muslim-communist ninnyhammer!

With some American citizens contemplating a move out of the United States due to the present regime, it’s not surprising that Uncle Bama isn’t looked upon as a paragon of trust and efficacy.


33 posted on 11/14/2011 6:09:55 AM PST by IbJensen (What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
1) Obamacare...
2) Overreaching EPA regulations
3) 200,000 pages of tax forms to fill out
4) Diversity demands
5) Crony Capitalism originating from Congress

That is the "innovate free market culture".

And he gives his prime time presser last night, where he answered the pointed questions about the economy and business climate - including the big thing we have all wanted to learn, why everybody wasn't wearing Hawaiian shirts.

</barf>

34 posted on 11/14/2011 6:10:22 AM PST by Clinging Bitterly (We need to limit political office holders to two terms. One in office, and one in prison.)
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To: Rummyfan; Liz; AT7Saluki
The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green...'

ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the SEIU group singing, 'We Shall Overcome.'

Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper's sake, while he damns the ants.

President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper's plight.

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood.

The entire nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2012.

35 posted on 11/14/2011 6:10:27 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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"But we've been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades. We've kind of taken for granted -- well, people will want to come here and we aren't out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America, Obama said.

We've had four Ivy League presidents over those twenty years.

36 posted on 11/14/2011 6:11:00 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Rummyfan

Besides being a nation of cowards, now we’re a little lazy. They have to go.


37 posted on 11/14/2011 6:13:28 AM PST by Anna W
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To: Skeez
Is there a sound clip for this? It would make for a great commercial.

Watch and hear Zero's mind-boggling arrogance.

This should be seen by everybody in the free world.

38 posted on 11/14/2011 6:17:59 AM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Rummyfan
Can't believe this man's chutzpah: does everything he can to stymie business here, and now claims we're lazy.

He is the Pied Piper of the lazy, the moochers, the envious and the born followers.

He knows there is still a very large segment of America who listen to what he says instead of looking at the damage he does.


39 posted on 11/14/2011 6:32:18 AM PST by Iron Munro (Ben Raines For President)
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To: Iron Munro
I guess he doesn't understand why the new car business is in right to work States.

BMW

Toyota

Hyundai

Kia and so on

No its Southern Governors who are looking to attack businesses and they do it by making it attractive for them to come to their states.

I have not seen any of them open a factory in the Rust Belt.

40 posted on 11/14/2011 6:36:43 AM PST by scooby321
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To: McLynnan
“But we've been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades.

My city of ames Iowa isn't lazy. Their idea of economic development is to hire a $100,000 person to explain all the rules and regulation to new business. If we just explain the regulations well enough, we will attract business.
41 posted on 11/14/2011 6:38:09 AM PST by PeterPrinciple ( getting closer to the truth.................)
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To: Rummyfan
On the one hand you invite businesses to come, perhaps with some short term incentive, and on the other hand load them up with impossible requirements and regulations making it cost prohibitive. Is he as ignorant as it appears??
42 posted on 11/14/2011 7:57:27 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Rummyfan

Interesting word (”lazy”) coming from a man who’s never had a real job in his entire life.


43 posted on 11/14/2011 8:05:21 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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44 posted on 11/14/2011 8:09:22 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Rummyfan
Obama said it's important to remember that the U.S. is still the largest receiver of foreign investment in the world and things like stability, openness and innovative free market culture are attractive.

Something I'm sure that you'll 'rectify' should you be elected to a second-term, Your Highness! /sarc

45 posted on 11/14/2011 4:11:36 PM PST by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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