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Obama to Draw an Economic Line in State of Union (activist role for gov, more taxes and spending)
NY Times ^ | Jan 21, 2012 | JACKIE CALMES

Posted on 01/21/2012 11:34:23 AM PST by Innovative

President Obama will use his election-year State of the Union address on Tuesday to define an activist role for government in promoting a prosperous and equitable society, hoping to draw a stark contrast between the parties in a time of deep economic uncertainty.

...Mr. Obama will call for changing the corporate and individual income-tax codes so the wealthy pay more, both to finance government investments and to alleviate the rise in income inequality in recent years.

Republican presidential candidates have countered that government should get out of the way.

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


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If reelected, Obama intends to turn the USA into USSA (United SOCIALIST States of America), after even the Soviet Union figured out that socialism doesn't work, it just makes everyone poor, under the thumb of the government, while driving the country into bankruptcy.
1 posted on 01/21/2012 11:34:32 AM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Another article on the same topic, from Reuters:

Obama signals State of Union a campaign rallying cry

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/21/us-usa-obama-speech-idUSTRE80K0JV20120121

President Barack Obama, offering a first glimpse of next week’s State of the Union address, made clear Saturday that the speech will deliver a starkly partisan election-year call for a “return to American values.”

“I’m going to lay out a blueprint for an American economy that’s built to last,” Obama said in a campaign video sent to supporters. “And most importantly, a return to American values of fairness for all, and responsibility from all.”

... “fairness for all and responsibility from all” are code words for socialism.


2 posted on 01/21/2012 11:44:07 AM PST by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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To: Innovative

If Boehner and the rest of the House leadersh has one pair of balls between the lot of ‘em there would be no State of the Union joint session scheduled until the Senate & House bothe passed a budget.


3 posted on 01/21/2012 11:47:48 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmit. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Innovative

Will Joe be there?


4 posted on 01/21/2012 11:49:13 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (A lie told over and over again is still just a lie and the one telling it a liar.)
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To: Innovative
“fairness for all and responsibility from all”

Yay! I guess that means the 47% who are not paying any taxes now will have to start paying their fair share right?

That is the same crap he said at the last state of the union and the one before.

5 posted on 01/21/2012 11:50:58 AM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: Innovative

He just might do our work for us.
If he keeps this up, we could run my mutt and still win.


6 posted on 01/21/2012 11:54:36 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Innovative

“fairness for all and responsibility from all” =
“from each according to his abilities to each according to his needs”


7 posted on 01/21/2012 11:57:18 AM PST by mkmensinger
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To: Keith in Iowa

And none of this crap of sitting together........


8 posted on 01/21/2012 12:00:27 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Innovative
SOTU address to lecture America on how they need to have more government in their lives.

Great timing!

Immediately following what appears to be a Gingrich win in SC and Florida vote looming large. Wwhere Newt can lambast Idi Obama with choice, wrong-headed parts of the SOTU speech and get more standing "O's" for doing so and thus take Florida.

9 posted on 01/21/2012 12:00:37 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Innovative

Obamas’ State of the Union speech:

“Things really suck right now.”

Now, sit down.


10 posted on 01/21/2012 12:01:43 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Innovative

The government spends $100,000 to give away $27,000 in welfare

Private charities could help 4 times as many people for that same $100,000


11 posted on 01/21/2012 12:01:54 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Mr. K

Good point. Privatization of welfare/charity managed at the local level would be cheaper and more effective.

However, the government, and particularly one party, will never surrender control of entitlements until they bankrupt us or send out thousand dollar notes that won’t fill a gas tank.

The inevitable failures our founding father’s understood.


12 posted on 01/21/2012 12:06:32 PM PST by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: Innovative
the speech will deliver a starkly partisan election-year call for a “return to American values.”

Since when does the Communist Manifesto represent American values?

13 posted on 01/21/2012 12:10:30 PM PST by Marathoner ("Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force." George Washington)
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To: Innovative
...to define an activist role for government in promoting a prosperous and equitable society...

Governmental 'activism' from the executive branch is nothing less than tyranny. The latest proof being the dictator Obama's orders that all health insurers must provide FREE contraception...
14 posted on 01/21/2012 12:11:36 PM PST by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: Innovative
...Mr. Obama will call for changing the corporate and individual income-tax codes so the wealthy pay more, both to finance government investments and to alleviate the rise in income inequality in recent years.

While he rakes in a billion dollars for a losing proposition for reelection.

15 posted on 01/21/2012 12:19:55 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Keith in Iowa
If Boehner and the rest of the House leadership has one pair of balls between the lot of ‘em there would be no State of the Union joint session scheduled until the Senate & House both passed a budget.

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If they had any REAL stones, they would decree that teleprompters are hereby banned from the House chamber.

Let's see Obummer the Brilliant try to deliver his SOU from memory! Or from a printed page!

Seriously ... doesn't Boehner control what happens in HIS chamber? Couldn't he could do this?

16 posted on 01/21/2012 12:22:07 PM PST by DNME (Time to start burying the stockpiles. This is the year.)
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To: Innovative

From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.


17 posted on 01/21/2012 12:39:53 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Innovative

Now I know how the average lefty would feel if Fred Phelps were elected President.


18 posted on 01/21/2012 12:43:28 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Now I know how the average lefty would feel if Fred Phelps were elected President.)
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To: N. Theknow

Idi Obama! LOL! That’s a good one and, unfortunately, true.

I’ve had it with this communist liar. 86% of the “rich” are self made. If the so-called “poor” would get off their dead asses and work, stop having babies when they’re single, and stop blaming the white man for their problems, they would have some economic success, too.


19 posted on 01/21/2012 12:45:02 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The "Occupy Wall Street" losers should try occupying their local employment office. GET A JOB!)
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To: N. Theknow

Idi Obama! LOL! That’s a good one and, unfortunately, true.

I’ve had it with this communist liar. 86% of the “rich” are self made. If the so-called “poor” would get off their dead asses and work, stop having babies when they’re single, and stop blaming the white man for their problems, they would have some economic success, too.


20 posted on 01/21/2012 12:45:13 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The "Occupy Wall Street" losers should try occupying their local employment office. GET A JOB!)
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To: Innovative

Obuma eats flies and makes dogs howl.


21 posted on 01/21/2012 12:58:02 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Innovative

Here is an economist’s prediction of SOTU. And more accurate.

Obama’s “16 Tons” State Of The Union Address – You Owe Your Soul To The Government Store

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/obamas-16-tons-state-of-the-union-address-you-owe-your-soul-to-the-government-store/


22 posted on 01/21/2012 1:07:18 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: Innovative
Obama intends to turn the USA into USSA (United SOCIALIST States of America),

How did we get here? The Rise of the United Socialist States of America USSA
23 posted on 01/21/2012 1:30:28 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Innovative
If reelected, Obama intends to turn the USA into USSA (United SOCIALIST States of America),

He doesn't need a second term, he only needs the continued help of loyal opposition party. What he has done, will not be undone at the ballot box.

24 posted on 01/21/2012 1:31:29 PM PST by itsahoot (You are no longer a person, you are now a Unit when you need health care.)
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To: Innovative

I hope Joe Wilson is there.


25 posted on 01/21/2012 1:38:13 PM PST by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Innovative

I’m confused. Is this tack going to be how he intends to run for a second term? Unless I’m missing something, doesnt this make it much easier for our side to win? I think most Americans still hate the government and socialism.


26 posted on 01/21/2012 2:00:48 PM PST by Stand W (Crush your enemies! See them driven before you! Hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: Scotswife

I agree. Just let the moron drivel on. He is his own worst enemy.


27 posted on 01/21/2012 2:02:32 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Innovative

This is a good recap of the Hussein regime:

Barack Obama’s 32 Month Report Card

by Rich Carroll

Mr. Hope and Change wants to create a nation humbled; humiliated, casting-aside capitalism and individual freedoms for one where we the people are government controlled. This would be a system that genuflects mediocrity, steals personal aspiration and opportunity, and punishes those who strive to succeed.

A gallon of regular gasoline the day Obama was inaugurated was $1.79 on average in the U.S. Today that price is $3.59, a 100.6% increase. The number of food stamp recipients has risen since Obama took office from 31,983,716 to 43,200,878, a 35.1% jump. Long term unemployment soared 146.2% during the same 32 month period from 2,600,000 to 6,400,000. Staggering hope and change isn’t it?

American citizens living in poverty have risen 9.5% from 39,800,000 to 43,600,000, and the number of unemployed has jumped almost 25% from 11,616,000 to 14,485,000 as of August 31, 2011. The number of unemployed blacks has risen from 12.6% at the end of George Bush’s term to 15.8% today, a 25.4% increase, and finally, our national debt is up 34.4% from 10.627 trillion to 14,278 trillion *

Keep these figures in mind as we recount the number of firsts for this presidency:

First President to refuse to show a valid birth certificate.

First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

First President to preside over a cut to the credit rating of the United States .

First President to violate the War Powers Act.

First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .

First President to defy a Federal Judges court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.

First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

First President to spend a trillion dollars on shovel-ready jobs and later admit there was no such thing as shovel-ready jobs.

First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with criminal convictions.

First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

First President to terminate Americas ability to put a man in space.

First President to encourage racial discrimination and intimidation at polling places.

First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly speak-out on the reasons for their rate increases.

First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state they are allowed to locate a factory.

First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN)

First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

First President to appoint 45 Czars to replace elected officials in his office.

First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office.

First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.

First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

First President to coddle American enemies while alienating Americas allies.

First President to publicly bow to Americas enemies while refusing to salute the U.S. Flag.

First President to go on multiple global apology tours.

First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends, paid for by the taxpayer.

First President to refuse to wear the U.S. Flag lapel pin.

First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000.00 a year at taxpayer expense.
First President to repeat the Holy Qur’an tells us, and openly admit the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

Remember that 32 months of Obama White House we the people have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our nation’s entire history, as the Obama’s plan their next extravagant vacation to the Indonesian Island nation of Bali .

Hope and change anyone ?????????

* sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Wall Street Journal, Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Dept of Labor, Standard & Poors/Case-Shiller, Federal Reserve, US Treasury, Heritage Foundation.


28 posted on 01/21/2012 2:03:43 PM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: Daffynition

The response should be given by Newt.

Now that would be fun.


29 posted on 01/21/2012 2:13:41 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: mkmensinger
“fairness for all and responsibility from all” = “from each according to his abilities to each according to his needs”


30 posted on 01/21/2012 2:14:00 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: Innovative
President Barack Obama, offering a first glimpse of next week’s State of the Union address, made clear Saturday that the speech will deliver a starkly partisan election-year call for a “return to American values.”

If even Reuters recognizes it as a campaign push, then it isn't a "State of the Union." I hope more "Joe Wilsons" speak out.

31 posted on 01/21/2012 2:32:13 PM PST by newzjunkey (Vote wisely, South Carolinians. Derail Romney's inevitability.)
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32 posted on 01/21/2012 2:41:46 PM PST by PMAS
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To: Innovative

It’s clear that Bambi is planning to run against Mitt. What happens after a Newt win in SC?


33 posted on 01/21/2012 4:03:10 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

It would.....I keep saying to myself *Hussein is unelectable* and then the news starts emphasizing his base organizations...and I get fearful. After all this primary silliness is over, I’m anxious for the focus to become Hussein and his incompetence.


34 posted on 01/21/2012 4:04:53 PM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: Innovative

If Obama goes through with this, he could get Gingrich elected. If, however, Republicans give a weak response...


35 posted on 01/21/2012 10:14:00 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: yup2394871293

“If Obama goes through with this, he could get Gingrich elected. If, however, Republicans give a weak response...”

The stupid Republicans will sit in pairs with the Dems, so they won’t show unified opposition to Obama’s socialist plans. See article and weep.

Rival parties to mix it up — “nicely” — at State of the Union (will sit together again!)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2836058/posts


36 posted on 01/21/2012 10:17:20 PM PST by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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