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Obama to Kansas to Evoke Teddy Roosevelt
FOXNEWS ^ | December 06, 2011 | Kimberly Schwandt

Posted on 12/06/2011 6:32:58 AM PST by Son House

President Obama will give an economic speech in Osawatomie, Kan., Tuesday at a location the White House says it was very specific in picking and was meant to stir echoes of President Teddy Roosevelt.

Roosevelt spoke in the very same town more than 100 years ago on Aug. 31, 1910, where he presented his vision for America and the coming 1912 election.

The White House says it spent a month planning and choosing this location and that there are parallels between how working class families felt then and now.

Roosevelt gave what was called a "New Nationalism" agenda, talking about regulation on special interests (even using that term), and calling out for welfare, human rights and a greater role for federal government.

At the time the remarks, given to more than 30,000 people, had a wide-range of reaction, even some calling them "Communist and "Socialist," according to the Kansas Historical Society.

"This New Nationalism regards the executive power as the steward of the public welfare," Roosevelt said.

The Obama administration's take is that Roosevelt's Osawatomie speech was about a "fair chance, a square deal and an equal opportunity to succeed," reads a description on the president' schedule.

Adding that Obama will "talk about how he sees this as a make-or-break moment for the middle class and all those working to join it."

The word "fair" was used several times in advance of the speech. That's a word Obama has used multiple times, over several months in wrangling with Congress and GOP, saying the wealthiest need to pay their "fair share" in his jobs bill proposal that taxes millionaires.

"The president's speech will encapsulate the debates that we've been having this year over our economic policy and over our economic future," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in Monday's briefing.

(Excerpt) Read more at politics.blogs.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; evoke; kansas; roosevelt
Don't expect someone who spent $870 billion on a Keynesian stimulus that didn't produce the expected results, and wants to do more of the same, to agree with the Laffer curve;
http://www.investopedia.com/terms/l/laffercurve.asp#axzz1flOBqSCD
What Does Laffer Curve Mean?
Invented by Arthur Laffer, this curve shows the relationship between tax rates and tax revenue collected by governments.
Laffer Curve
The curve suggests that, as taxes increase from low levels, tax revenue collected by the government also increases. It also shows that tax rates increasing after a certain point (T*) would cause people not to work as hard or not at all, thereby reducing tax revenue. Eventually, if tax rates reached 100% (the far right of the curve), then all people would choose not to work because everything they earned would go to the government.

Investopedia explains Laffer Curve
Governments would like to be at point T*, because it is the point at which the government collects maximum amount of tax revenue while people continue to work hard.

Laffer Curve

1 posted on 12/06/2011 6:33:03 AM PST by Son House
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To: Son House

The poseur just can’t be himself.


2 posted on 12/06/2011 6:38:21 AM PST by JacksonCalhoun (CT Yankee in NC Exile)
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To: Son House

I don’t think it’s fair that I have to suffer through another year of Obama’s
Presidency when it is fairly clear

he has no leadership skills,
calls us lazy, bows to foreign leaders, will not comment on Fast and Furious
or fire Eric Holder, told the Bowles-Simpson committee (which he appointed
and was his idea) to buzz off and we are 15 trillion in debt, and
we had a debt downgrade, first in history.


3 posted on 12/06/2011 6:38:39 AM PST by preamble
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To: Son House

20 bucks he says “It’s great to be here in Osawatomie, Missouri”.


4 posted on 12/06/2011 6:40:24 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up)
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To: Son House

Video: Teddy Roosevelt, Progressive, Racist

5 posted on 12/06/2011 6:40:46 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Son House
"This New Nationalism regards the executive power as the steward of the public welfare," Roosevelt said.

Exactly what The ONE believes. A single branch of government that doesn't need the Constitution, doesn't want the Constitution, and will do everything possible to negate the Constitution.

6 posted on 12/06/2011 6:40:46 AM PST by Pecos (O.K., joke's over. Time to bring back the Constitution.)
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To: Son House
Obama will "talk about how he sees this as a make-or-break moment for the middle class

Yeah. And he's decided to break it.

7 posted on 12/06/2011 6:43:21 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Another campaign trip at our expense.

Air Force One has more flight time then the DC to Orlando shuttle.


8 posted on 12/06/2011 6:46:58 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Son House

From Teddy Roosevelt’s New Nationalism speech:

“No man is worth his salt in public life who makes on the stump a pledge which he does not keep after election; and, if he makes such a pledge and does not keep it, hunt him out of public life.”


9 posted on 12/06/2011 6:47:52 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up)
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To: Son House

Seriously, doesn’t history view Teddy roosevelt as a failure...a mis-guided idealist.


10 posted on 12/06/2011 6:48:09 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Son House

It has been fun watching the commentators try to pronounce Osawatomie. By local reports, the town is on lock down. It’s a pretty small town. Has history regarding John Brown. He killed a bunch of border ruffians from Missouri there. Currently is the home of the state mental hospital. That’s all I know about Osawatomie.


11 posted on 12/06/2011 6:48:20 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Pecos

As donations to private charities dwindle...


12 posted on 12/06/2011 6:49:39 AM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

Roosevelt = Bull Moose
Obama = Bull Sh#t


13 posted on 12/06/2011 6:50:11 AM PST by peyton randolph (B. Hussein Obama solved Bush's "problem" of a AAA credit rating)
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To: Son House
Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies!

Brother Obama's Travelling Salvation Show is coming to Oswatomie!


14 posted on 12/06/2011 6:50:27 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: lacrew
Seriously, doesn’t history view Teddy roosevelt as a failure...a mis-guided idealist.

History SHOULD view TR as a failure but clearly we have been taught to worship the very ground he stole from under our feet.

15 posted on 12/06/2011 6:50:37 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

One socialist tyrant evokes another.


16 posted on 12/06/2011 6:52:12 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Texas Eagle

Are we about to see the point at which a majority of the American voters say enough with this little basstyrd’s lying to us? When will We The People tell this lying anti-American, european socialist WANNABE to stuff his lying and assault on our sovereignty in a carpet bag and get his stinky commie ass and the smelly administration he’s cobbled up to destroy America out of our House? Are Americans really so tolerant that they tolerate the appointment of an openly degenerate poseur to head a major department of the federal government deciding the future education of our children? I mean, when is enough enough from the DNC and their czarist criminal enterprise?


17 posted on 12/06/2011 6:52:12 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Son House
Roosevelt spoke in the very same town more than 100 years ago on Aug. 31, 1910, where he presented his vision for America and the coming 1912 election.

I could have sworn Teddy R lost that election, so what good does this comparison do The One?

18 posted on 12/06/2011 6:52:57 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: JacksonCalhoun

He’s not one of us.


19 posted on 12/06/2011 6:52:57 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Son House

Hussein is the King of Suck. Worst EVAH.


20 posted on 12/06/2011 6:55:08 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: MHGinTN
Are we about to see the point at which a majority of the American voters say enough with this little basstyrd’s lying to us?

Hard to say. Who and what is the majority of American voters reading, watching and listening to?

If they're only source of news is the cable and network news along with the top-of-the-hour "news" on the radio.....

21 posted on 12/06/2011 7:02:13 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Son House

He evokes the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz to me...


22 posted on 12/06/2011 7:02:19 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Hey! That’s who Dorothy missed most of all...


23 posted on 12/06/2011 7:03:36 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Texas Eagle
they're = their

Grrrrrr. Dammit.

24 posted on 12/06/2011 7:04:47 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Vintage Freeper
Raising Taxes on the Rich: Not Whether, but How
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2816624/posts

Arguing that government spending is stimulative is non-sense. Government only decides where money is to be spent. It doesn't produce wealth at all, it simply dictates where it is to be wasted or consumed.

To actually grow the economy, it is necessary to save and invest in the means of production. Common sense (the thing Mr. Bartlett would have you abandon) says wealthy people are better savers and investors. Taking their savings and decreasing their investments can increase consumption (stimulation) in the short run, but it decreases production in the long run.


You've said that well and it applies here too.
25 posted on 12/06/2011 7:05:08 AM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

The last thing this clown is qualified to speak on is economics - why does anyone turn out to hear him?


26 posted on 12/06/2011 7:05:31 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Texas Eagle
It isn't much better with Limbaugh at this stage either. I tried listening to him this week, but found his obsessions with his golf and his night life and his travels to Pittsburgh football games and his new Ice Tea enterprise and his pressing the Cain issues down in order to appear objective ... well, Limbaugh has ‘evolved’ shall we say? He has reached a pinnacle from which he will not risk being toppled by those much more powerful than he would have imagined ten years ago. Rush is no longer ‘the doctor of democracy’, and his EIB Network has eroded to a manipulable echo chamber.
27 posted on 12/06/2011 7:09:15 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Son House
The White House says it spent a month planning and choosing this location ...

The hell you say.

EVERYthing President Clouseau says and does is carefully planned and scripted.

28 posted on 12/06/2011 7:11:09 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: peyton randolph
Roosevelt = Bull Moose
Obama = Bull Sh#t

Roosevelt = Bully Pulpit
Obamavelt = Bullsh*t Puppet

29 posted on 12/06/2011 7:13:28 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: ILS21R

Or Pottawattamie, Ioway...


30 posted on 12/06/2011 7:16:37 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: MHGinTN
The important thing is that (I'm guessing) 90% of Limbaugh's 22 million listeners are up to speed on what's really going on in the world.

So we have that going for us.

31 posted on 12/06/2011 7:17:26 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: MHGinTN

HUGE DIFFERANCE btwn Limbaugh and this Halfrican Bastard, Limbaugh is NOT getting taxpayer money for his “enterprises”, the HB IS!


32 posted on 12/06/2011 7:23:35 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Texas Eagle

I dunno, I used to have him on three hours per day, and now I can hardly stomach the drek he serves between fleeting forays into truth of the political scene. I guess I’ve seen it become too much entertainment and too little ‘advanced conservative studies’ in the last few years.


33 posted on 12/06/2011 7:23:46 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Son House

Obama should be making a permanent stop in Leavenworth, KS (nearby), in the federal penitentiary.


34 posted on 12/06/2011 7:34:17 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Son House

Rush was talking about this just yesterday on his show.


35 posted on 12/06/2011 7:45:58 AM PST by simplesimon (You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own "facts"...........)
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To: crosshairs
I am just so excited. Osawatomie is only about 20 minutes from my home. I'd love to go but then I really do need to wash my hair or something.

Osawatomie has been crawling with Agents all week. Tickets (about 500 we hear) are “sold out” Some folks camped out to get tickets, but other came at noon and still got tickets.

36 posted on 12/06/2011 7:54:32 AM PST by cotton
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To: crosshairs
I am just so excited. Osawatomie is only about 20 minutes from my home. I'd love to go but then I really do need to wash my hair or something.

Osawatomie has been crawling with Agents all week. Tickets (about 500 we hear) are “sold out” Some folks camped out to get tickets, but other came at noon and still got tickets.

37 posted on 12/06/2011 7:54:48 AM PST by cotton
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To: Texas Eagle
TR was a failure and his image shouldn't be with Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln on Mt. Rushmore!

How that happened I don't ever know.

It was TR's 3rd Party run that led to Wilson being elected and the diaster he ended up being as President.

TR is loved by Neocons and Rino's

38 posted on 12/06/2011 8:47:22 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Son House

Two birds of a feather:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08AKUqfldFQ


39 posted on 12/06/2011 9:52:27 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Son House; fortheDeclaration
"TR was a failure and his image shouldn't be with Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln on Mt. Rushmore! How that happened I don't ever know. It was TR's 3rd Party run that led to Wilson being elected and the diaster he ended up being as President. TR is loved by Neocons and Rino's."

The 1912 election was the beginning of the end of the United States. Your comments about Teddy are spot on. All the socialistic tyrannts, FDR, LBJ, and Obama can trace the source of their political power and their elections to the mistakes made by Teddy Roosevelt, a self-centered egotistical ass. Wilson could not have won the election without Teddy's help. The Rockerfellers and Morgan funded Teddy's third party candidacy and Wilson's campaign to get the Federal Reserve Act. The XVIth Amendment and more importantly, the XVIIth Amenment, completed the coup d'état of the Constitution.

The Democratic Party is a cancer on the soul of America. The Democratic Party is UNAMERICAN. But it was Republicans who made it possible for the Democratic Party to bring about the downfall of the American Dream and everything that freedom made possible.

There is still time to save the United States. The Democratic Party must be defeated. And it is almost a certainty that it is only the Republican Party that can generate the political power needed to defeat the Democrats. The Tea Party alone may not be able to generate enough political power to drag the Republican far enough to the right to get the job done.

A small group of Freepers is trying to start the equivalent of the Tea Party on Steroids.

"We have it in our power to begin the world over again."

40 posted on 12/06/2011 10:46:54 AM PST by Vintage Freeper
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