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Obama: People Don't Get Rich on Their Own
Fox Nation ^ | 27Jan 2012

Posted on 01/27/2012 8:52:24 AM PST by mandaladon

President Obama tells a college audience that people don't get rich on their own. Obama's point that without government and paying your fair share, ultimately the successful wouldn't be able to get where they are.

"We do not begrudge wealth in this country. I want everybody here to do well. We aspire to financial success, but we also understand that we're not successful just by ourselves," President Obama said at a campaign event in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Friday morning.

"We're successful because somebody started the University of Michigan. We're successful because somebody made an investment in all the federal research labs that created the internet. We're successful because we have an outstanding military that costs money. We're successful because somebody built roads and bridges. And laid broadband lines and these things didn't just happen on their own. And if we all understand that we've got to pay for this stuff, it makes sense for those of us who've done best to do our fair share and to try to pass off that bill on to somebody else, that's not right. That's not who we are," he said.

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WTF!!!!!!!!!!!
1 posted on 01/27/2012 8:52:30 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

This is a common new meme that they are pushing to young people. I see it a lot from that idiot Massachusetts lib female professor who is challenging Senator Brown.

Young minds full of mush eat this stuff up.


2 posted on 01/27/2012 8:54:42 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: mandaladon

The Lewis and Clark Expedition of economic ignorance.

The RaceMarxist is blazing new, unexplored paths in utter fiscal and monetary, not to mention social, stupidity.

Nothing less than breathtaking.


3 posted on 01/27/2012 8:55:30 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: mandaladon

The hell, you say! I had no idea!


4 posted on 01/27/2012 8:55:34 AM PST by laweeks
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5 posted on 01/27/2012 8:55:43 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mandaladon

Karl Marx would be so proud of his little mimes.


6 posted on 01/27/2012 8:56:08 AM PST by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: mandaladon

I pay my fair share Mr. Prez. But everytime I look in to starting a business venture the details of regulations and taxes destroy the business before it ever starts.


7 posted on 01/27/2012 8:56:10 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: mandaladon

More ass backward cargo cult thinking.

Things like roads and bridges do facilitate industry but they don’t drive it. There was a growing need for an interstate highway system, the interstate didn’t create the need.


8 posted on 01/27/2012 8:56:46 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mandaladon
So the cat's out of the bag. Obama’s going to run on, no one gets rich or even comfortable unless the government says so.
9 posted on 01/27/2012 9:00:54 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: mandaladon

Zero is speaking from personal experience...he wouldn’t be were he is without affirmative action and government handouts.


10 posted on 01/27/2012 9:01:17 AM PST by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon
From Obumblingidiot's perspective he is correct. He got rich from his books because somebody else had to write them.
11 posted on 01/27/2012 9:02:44 AM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: mandaladon

Geez, he’s just an out and out open communist now. Not even TRYING to hide it.

This is the type of BS Newt could squash like a bug.


12 posted on 01/27/2012 9:05:00 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: mandaladon

So what.

Artists don;t paint a work of art alone. They have people who make the paint, the easel, the canvass, who pose, etc. etc.

But you know what Obama? Without the DAMN ARTIST, there is NO WORK OF ART!!!

He is so obtuse. I can’ believe the garbage that comes out of this idiot’s mouth.

His election was a perfect example of the dumbing down of America. Too many superbowls, reality shows, Star Dancing and watered down history courses.


13 posted on 01/27/2012 9:05:46 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: mandaladon
We're successful because somebody built roads and bridges. And laid broadband lines and these things didn't just happen on their own.

Good Samaritans, huh Bari?

14 posted on 01/27/2012 9:05:54 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: mandaladon

Obama is living proof that people don’t get stupid all on their own, it takes a liberal village to produce such an idiot.


15 posted on 01/27/2012 9:05:58 AM PST by dforest
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To: mandaladon
Government doesn't do ANYTHING on its own.
16 posted on 01/27/2012 9:05:58 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Too many lawmakers, too many laws, too many lawyers.)
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To: mandaladon

He’s going full on Elizabeth Warren now.

I would like some Obama zombie to explain this to me: how is this not Socialism? And if it is, then why is it supposedly wrong to call Obozo a “Socialist”?


17 posted on 01/27/2012 9:06:15 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: mandaladon

WTF, indeed.

This is simple, create a cabinet level, Department Of Getting Rich Because Of The Government, staffed with a 1,000 bureaucrats paid at the maximum $172,000 dollar a year salaries and give it a 5 trillion dollar a year budget to throw money at... well... anything.

Utopia for all will be just around the corner.


18 posted on 01/27/2012 9:06:41 AM PST by A message
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To: cripplecreek

An often forgotten fact is that the interstate system was built to speed up the transport of military materiel in the advent of war and had nothing to do with helping industry or the public. Same with the internet and information.


19 posted on 01/27/2012 9:07:19 AM PST by Locomotive Breath
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To: All

Using Obama and Elizabeth Warren’s convoluted logic “No one got rich on their own” nonsense, would prompt me to ask them why isn’t everyone rich then? If everyone benefits from these services, products, roads, bridges, etc, that you speak of, then why do have so many poor people?


20 posted on 01/27/2012 9:07:29 AM PST by PizzaTheHut
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To: mandaladon

They will continue to pound us with this line of thinking in order to justify taking more and more of our $$. I want to ask any of these hardcore leftists (they are NOT liberals) what % of total taxation (Fed, state, local, etc.) would be considered too much? One’s income is part of their personal property. It AMAZES me how the hardcore left continues to justify the increased taking of ones personal property and thus taking away more and more of one’s freedom. Make no mistake about it: they ARE attempting to take away part of your freedom by using the above line of thinking and propaganda


21 posted on 01/27/2012 9:08:04 AM PST by CastleMan95
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To: mandaladon
We get rich by working our butts off. He still doesn't know the simpliest thing about capitalism.

He was born with a silver spoon. You damn well his momma got paid to keep her mouth shut as to his real father.

Get real sick when I see a 40% graduation rate in the same city that had 95% when I was a kid. Don't ask me about the demographics.

22 posted on 01/27/2012 9:08:19 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: All

Using Obama and Elizabeth Warren’s convoluted logic “No one got rich on their own” nonsense, would prompt me to ask them why isn’t everyone rich then?

If everyone benefits from these services, products, roads, bridges, etc, that you speak of, then why isn’t everyone rich then?


23 posted on 01/27/2012 9:09:15 AM PST by PizzaTheHut
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To: mandaladon

Neither do they become government serfs and slaves on their own.


24 posted on 01/27/2012 9:09:26 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cripplecreek

The interstate highway system was built on fraud in the first place, congress did not have the constitutional authority to construct a highway system, they were shot down numerous times by the courts, they then decided on a national rouse that the highway system was necessary for National Security, the Courts and Congress went along with the rouse and that is how we got our interstate highway system. BASED ON FRAUD AND DECEIT, not that it isn’t a good thing in the long run, just the way it was done, thereby giving CONTROL TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. Had the States done it on their own, we would be much better off.


25 posted on 01/27/2012 9:10:20 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: mandaladon

Not original. He is just channeling Elizabeth Warren.


26 posted on 01/27/2012 9:10:32 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mandaladon

RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.

-Saul Alinsky


27 posted on 01/27/2012 9:10:32 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: mandaladon
“People Don't Get Rich on Their Own”

‘The common man eloped with history and ran off to the United States of America. Mr. Jefferson and his friends reinvented politics. Mr. Ford, Mr. Rockefeller and Mr. Carnegie took it from there.’

Eric Hoffer

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to recognize that “O” is absolutely out of his f'n mind!!

28 posted on 01/27/2012 9:12:02 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: mandaladon

By Obama’s logic, North Korea should be the richest country on the planet, with a long line of Mexicans trying to cross the border.

What a putz.


29 posted on 01/27/2012 9:12:37 AM PST by JackOfVA
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To: mandaladon

“We’re successful because somebody started the University of Michigan. [Students (usually) pay tuition for their schooling — CAPITALISM WORKS] We’re successful because somebody made an investment in all the federal research labs that created the internet. [People buy internet service and companies sell advertising to pay for the internet — CAPITALISM WORKS] We’re successful because we have an outstanding military that costs money [I gladly pay taxes to support the military]. We’re successful because somebody built roads and bridges. [Roads are built and maintained through gas taxes which all consumers pay for in the price of goods and services — SPECIFIC CONSUMPTION TAXES WORK AND ARE VOLUNTARY] And laid broadband lines and these things didn’t just happen on their own. [The opportunity for profit caused people to invest capital in broadband. Don’t want broadband, don’t subscribe — CAPITALISM WORKS] And if we all understand that we’ve got to pay for this stuff, it makes sense for those of us who’ve done best to do our fair share and to try to pass off that bill on to somebody else [When 47% don’t pay anything in income taxes, who’s passing off that bill to whom???], that’s not right. That’s not who we are,” [Unfortunately we’ve become a nation of producers and looters. The producers are getting FED UP] he said.

Fair means everyone pays the same thing
Less Fair means everyone pays the same rate
Theft means 47% steal from 53%


30 posted on 01/27/2012 9:12:55 AM PST by jupiterbob
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31 posted on 01/27/2012 9:14:26 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: mandaladon

Obama doesn’t want to say that people remain poor because of government.


32 posted on 01/27/2012 9:14:43 AM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA/PIPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: mandaladon

Remember him trying to take credit for the natural gas/oil boom the other day? “A little nudge from government ...”.

This command economy bass-turd and his cronies have done everything they can to throw up stumbling blocks/cripple efforts to make us less oil-dependent on his muslim buddies, and he has the sheer effrontery to claim credit for the success of this private enterprise.


33 posted on 01/27/2012 9:15:10 AM PST by tumblindice (Why didn't we ever see Superman flying in a lawn chair? Or an easy chair. He never looks comfortable)
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To: mandaladon
"our fair share"

I'm getting a little SICK of someone else telling me what THEY THINK is 'my fair share' of anything!

Right now, 'my fair share' is close to 50% not including PROPERTY TAXES, GASOLINE TAXES, SALES TAXES, LICENSES & FEES, etc., etc., etc.....

34 posted on 01/27/2012 9:15:10 AM PST by kcvl
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To: eyeamok

None of that negates the fact that it was actually good for business even if it wasn’t the intent.


35 posted on 01/27/2012 9:15:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mandaladon

He’s right, but not in the way he thinks...

In process of becoming rich, “rich folks” usually make a lot of other people richer, too.


36 posted on 01/27/2012 9:17:24 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: ari-freedom
Welfare=institutionalized poverty
37 posted on 01/27/2012 9:20:11 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: mandaladon

This reminds me of Mr. Clinton’s definition of being alone.

According to Mr. Obama, you receive a degree from the University of Michigan and you’re all set!

My father became a successful doctor because he worked for it - not because someone granted him the success.

OMG.


38 posted on 01/27/2012 9:20:37 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: mandaladon
The misinformed left, they actually think - including obama - that someone GAVE rich people (and the successful middle class) everything they have...I suppose that's why I see obama's supporters riding around during the day in Escalades and Mercedes, and not even having to go to work.

The point is, even if someone inherited the money, the ones they inherited it from had to work for it, it didn't just appear from thin air.

They seem to have the minds of a naaive 12-year-old.

My wife runs a store and many of the obama supports tell her that they'll "come back when they get their check from barrack".


39 posted on 01/27/2012 9:21:27 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: All

Obama is the dumbest piece of shit President in the history of forever....and ever.


40 posted on 01/27/2012 9:23:11 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: EyeGuy
The RaceMarxist is blazing new, unexplored paths in utter fiscal and monetary, not to mention social, stupidity.

It's not new. He swiped this concept from Elizabeth Warren, the Dem hag who's running against Scott Brown in MA.

She has been spouting these same lines for a few months now.

41 posted on 01/27/2012 9:23:24 AM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: cripplecreek

I agree, We needed it and it worked out pretty well, with the exception of the Controlling Authority by the Feds, but the way it was done is how we screw ourselves, by disregarding the Chains of the Constitution and using trickery and fraud to disobey the Constitution, in the end we will all lose, because this behavior perpetuates that behavior.


42 posted on 01/27/2012 9:24:42 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: PizzaTheHut
...why isn’t everyone rich then?

you nailed right there, pard. Nothing more needs to be said - this takes apart the whole argument and exposes these pinko bozos for what they are and what they'd like to do to our way of life.
43 posted on 01/27/2012 9:26:16 AM PST by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: mandaladon
F U B O
44 posted on 01/27/2012 9:27:00 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona)
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To: FrankR

I don’t recall the government being mentioned in the MicroSoft movie. Oh wait, they were in the garage and the door was open. You could see the street he lived on.


45 posted on 01/27/2012 9:27:26 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: mandaladon

He left out man’s greatest inventions; the on-off switch, and the mute button.


46 posted on 01/27/2012 9:28:00 AM PST by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: mandaladon

It is so refreshing to have a President that has such a strong faith for the people, their ability and the society as a whole. Oh wait, was that not what he was saying?


47 posted on 01/27/2012 9:28:26 AM PST by BloodAngel
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To: mandaladon
President Obama tells a college audience that people don't get rich on their own. Obama's point that without government and paying your fair share, ultimately the successful wouldn't be able to get where they are.

In a division of labor and free society, one person's gain is not only not other people's loss but is other people's gain.Both in their origin and in their use, great fortunes are source of gains to everyone who participates in the economic system.

But such fortunes originate in innovations that result in the earning of a high rate of profit on capital, almost all of which is constantly reinvested, so that the high rate of profit rapidly compounds. The fortunes emerge as the sum of the reinvestment of these compound profits over a period of many years.

48 posted on 01/27/2012 9:33:35 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: mandaladon

didn’t this POS have Steve Jobs wife at his propaganda rally on Tuesday night???


49 posted on 01/27/2012 9:34:45 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: eyeamok

Our real problem with the highway system today is due to waste, fraud, stupidity, etc. After all we shouldn’t be funding city transportation projects, rain gardens and museums out of highway funds. As far as I’m concerned the highway funds should be strictly restricted to upkeep on interstates and related bridges and nothing else.

I’m even OK with letting some roads here in Michigan return to dirt if they have minimal traffic. I live on a dirt street that hasn’t seen a snow plow for years and I’m just fine.


50 posted on 01/27/2012 9:35:54 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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