Skip to comments.Obama: Limited Gov't That Preserves Free Markets 'Doesn't Work. It Has Never Worked'
Posted on 12/07/2011 9:22:50 AM PST by Just4Him
(CNSNews.com) - In a speech delivered at Osawatomie High School in Osawatomie, Kansas, on Tuesday, President Barack Obama argued that while a limited government that preserves free markets "speaks to our rugged individualism" as Americans, such a system "doesn't work" and "has never worked" and that Americans must look to a more activist government that taxes more, spends more and regulates more if they want to preserve the middle class.
"'[T]here is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few decades, have said, lets respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. 'The market will take care of everything,' they tell us," said Obama. "If we just cut more regulations and cut more taxes--especially for the wealthy--our economy will grow stronger.
"Sure, they say, there will be winners and losers," Obama continued. "But if the winners do really well, then jobs and prosperity will eventually trickle down to everybody else. And, they argue, even if prosperity doesnt trickle down, well, thats the price of liberty.
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“....a limited government that preserves free markets “speaks to our rugged individualism” as Americans, such a system “doesn’t work” and “has never worked”...
The empirical evidence demonstrates thatyou are, YET AGAIN, WRONG!
It is overreaching government and burdensome tax rates that crushes economies.
You are naught but a Pedantic Pultroon!
At least once in every one of his speeches Obama proves he’s an idiot and proud of it.
Obama just gave his concession speech yesterday. Stick a fork in, his is cooked.
King Obama the communists black Muslim. And there are millions just don’t get it.
Not his fault, he’s just reading what’s on the teleprompter.
Clearly what is needed is a Soviet-style, centrally-planned economy, because that is what has always worked best and would still be working in Russia if Ronald Reagan had not had the stupid idea that people prefer freedom.
He loves to say things that just aren’t true, hoping his listeners will slavishly adore his words and won’t look elsewhere, where they might find the truth.
I wonder if 0 passed out copies of “Das Kapital” to all who attended the speech?
That's the major reason that it's imperative he be stopped from having another term. And I'm willing to accept ANY Republican, however flawed, who can do that.
bump for my Obama supporting, over educated, smug dumbass brother to read
In the face of overwhelming evidence, he stays focused on his Marxist goals.
Talk about systems that don't work - ask Europe how this is all working out for them.
Hussein is no longer able to contain his communist beliefs.
a clear and present danger to the Republic, Freedom, Natural and Common law.
Obama’s Big Government Keynesian economics are failing in Europe right now. This must mean he is stupid.
Zero is just a high-priced bag man for a claque of feudal fascists.
I’d love to hack into the Teleprompter and put up a few paragraphs from Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom.” I’d be curious to learn if Obama would notice that what he was reading is antithetical to his core beliefs.
Barack Hussein Obama - he's been sucking on the government teat his whole life. Plus he's nearly on perpetual vacation in his current "job"!
Out with Apple, Microsoft, and McDonald’s! In with Solyndra, Lightsquared and Fannie Mae!!!
Uhh, doesn’t work for whom? It works just fine for free individuals, but not for collectivist central planners and pie-in-the-sky utopian dreamers.
PLEEEEASE tell me that someone got that on tape. This moron is making campaign commercials for the Republican party!
Rush is taking him to the wood shed over this.....” He told us in this speech who he really is.. a Marxist Socialist”
So now can we come right out and call him one ????
I couldn’t believe what BO was actually saying - I had to double check to make sure it wasn’t a John Semmens post.
I have a couple of axioms for Obama’s perverted brain. The first is that Socialism left to its own means doesn’t work. The second is that free markets are needed to support Socialism, and the Socialism that is best is the Socialism that is least. Even a country like China has figured it out. Our little fagot Obama can’t add up the numbers.
The GOP Presidential wanna-be’s need to get copies of that speech and use it to carve BHO re-election ambitions into little tiny bits and peices. If these GOP “leaders” lack the will or ability to do so, they should NOT be elected!
Hey zero, how’s this working for Greece. I’m guessing we will find out in about 5 years when our sh*t hits the fan.
He really is in La La land.
No....he is a Marxist ideologue....it wouldn’t have made any difference with his perverted, sick, corrupted mind.
You know, Hamilton, Madison, Jefferson, Franklin - the usual villains.
Has he ever read American History from the American point of view and not from Soviet Russia's point of view?
America made a huge mistake putting this Anti-American Communist in power.
Proof that Zero is a Communist. He believes in the lies of Karl marx.
The free market we have today has been corrupted by government such that it isn’t a free market, it is a corrupt and manipulated market by the likes of Zero and other politicians.
The ability of the liberal mind to deny facts and construct an alternate reality that supports their world view is simply astounding.
We haven’t had free markets or limited government in this country for a long, long time and look what shape we are in. And with most Republicans supporting big government RINO’s in the primary its going to stay that way for the foreseeable future.
"Who is John Galt?"
It's incredible just how accurate Ayn Rand was with all this stuff.
Wait a second.....I hate Progressivism but Teddy was NO zero cuz really loved America and the Natural Family and Individualism. Yes, he was misinformed by the “elites” who infiltrated the Universities at the time, but since this ideology of the Progressives wasn’t practiced in full-force in America, it was hard for Teddy to know the results of this Progressivism and comprehend its real impact.
After all, many great people were fooled and realized their folly later (it is the Marxist twisting of words—even the meaning of the word “progressive” which has such great connotations). Marxist ideology is all about controlling language—so to deceive and fool. Marxism twists reality and inserts lies and half-truths so many great people—even those highly intelligent ones like Teddy—can and will be misled.
Even the Progressive John Dewey—the Fabian socialist lived to regret some of what he had done to the American school system. The results of ideology can be easily obscured for a while but if Teddy would have lived long enough, I think he would have reassessed his thinking and direction.
Some ideas sounded good—especially before they were put into practice. Progressive thinking was an intentional disguise of Marxist/Atheist ideology and many didn’t realize it at the time because of the name.
What’s scary is that most who voted for him agree.
Not one voter out of tens of thousands who will vote for Obama next November has the faintest idea he/she is casting a vote for an evil Marxist who is determined to destroy our free enterprise form of government by any ruthless means possible.
The masses are brainwashed by the media....and/or dependent on the welfare/bureacratic state. They will be out in droves to vote for King Frog like the lemmings they were last time.
They are not politically or economically educated like we are....and they live in their own naive worlds. They will NOT BELIEVE negative and frightening things about Obama's performance even though they personally experience these things or see them happening with their own eyes.
("RINGER".....a person who enters or is entered into a competition or race in order to cheat and defraud).
We can not sit out next election or contemplate third party....even if our candidate is a less-than-perfect mortal.
Obama... your governing is making me long for the day of the Carter presidency. Are you stupid, ZERO?? Never worked and never has?? Every heard of Henry Ford (he founded Ford Motor -- the only company who DID NOT take TAXPAYER's MONEY), Andrew Carnegie (founder of what is now USX, a shadow of a great company that the UNIONS destroyed.), Bill Gates (thou you hate the internet!!), James Hill, Leland Stanford and Jay Gould (Railroads).
Every time you open your mouth, you make me think you are the MARXIST YOU ARE!!!
Unfortunately, some here are looking for JESUS. I don't care if it is Huntsman, Mitt or Newt. The President of the USA is not the election for POPE. 2012 is going to make or break AMERICA as we know it!! NO MORE OBAMA 2012!!
In 2008 when FReepers were upset at McCain... I said that O is a MARXIST and we need to hold our nose to vote for McCain, but we need McCain elected.
Now I'll say it again...WE NEED TO DEFEAT THIS ANTI-AMERICAN, COMMUNIST LOVING, IRAN SUPPORTING NUTJOB MARXIST IN 2012!!!!!
This man clearly does not understand this country.
He needs to try Cuba.