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Obama Calls G.O.P. Budget Plan ‘Social Darwinism’
New York Times ^ | April 3, 2012 | MARK LANDLER

Posted on 04/03/2012 10:13:33 AM PDT by reaganaut1

WASHINGTON — President Obama opened a full-frontal assault Tuesday on the budget adopted by House Republicans, condemning it as a “Trojan horse” and “thinly veiled social Darwinism” that would greatly deepen inequality in the country.

Mr. Obama’s attack, in a speech during a lunch with editors and reporters from The Associated Press, was part of a broader indictment of the Republican economic blueprint for the nation. The Republican budget, and the philosophy it represents, he said in remarks prepared for delivery, is “antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everyone who’s willing to work for it.”

With Republicans beginning to coalesce around Mitt Romney as the party’s likely presidential nominee, Mr. Obama is sharpening his political message for the election — one that draws a stark contrast between his and Mr. Romney’s visions for the country, and flatly rejects the Reagan-era mantra of trickle-down prosperity.

In the latest of a series of combative speeches, the president said Americans could not afford to elect a Republican president at a time of fragile economic recovery, with a weak job market and a crushing national debt from “two wars, two massive tax cuts and an unprecedented financial crisis.”

The widening gulf between the rich and everyone else, Mr. Obama said, was hobbling the country’s economic growth. He cited studies that found that societies with less income inequality had stronger and steadier growth.

“In this country, broad-based prosperity has never trickled down from the success of a wealthy few,” the president said, according to excerpts of his address. “It has always come from the success of a strong and growing middle class. That’s how a generation who went to college on the G.I. Bill, including my grandfather, helped build the most prosperous economy

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: demagoguery; obama; ryanbudget; socialdarwinism
If "Social Darwinism" means not paying people not to work and to have children they cannot support, I'm for it.

Obama and his henchmen are quick to attack Republicans for "divisive" rhetoric. What hypocrites.

1 posted on 04/03/2012 10:13:43 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Hey Asscramp! Where’s the Dems budget?

Oh. That’s right........The Dems aren’t doing their job.


2 posted on 04/03/2012 10:18:47 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: reaganaut1

Social Darwinism?

Obama’s budgets are pushing us towards social / financial armageddon and collapse.


3 posted on 04/03/2012 10:21:26 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: reaganaut1; Travis McGee
Obama Calls G.O.P. Budget Plan ‘Social Darwinism’

MEME GENERATION RETORT:

WELL, IT SURE WEEDS OUT THE INCOMPETANT, LIKE DEMOCRATS WHO WON'T PUT OUT ANY BUDGET AT ALL!!!

4 posted on 04/03/2012 10:23:59 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: reaganaut1
I thought the only people who didn't believe in evolution were the bitter clingers?

Evidently Ubama only has a selective belief in evolution.

5 posted on 04/03/2012 10:25:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: reaganaut1
OBAMAS HORN, OBAMA TOOTS HIS OWN HORN, AGAIN.
6 posted on 04/03/2012 10:27:21 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: reaganaut1

I thought the libs liked Darwin.


7 posted on 04/03/2012 10:29:05 AM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: reaganaut1
and flatly rejects the Reagan-era mantra of trickle-down prosperity

Obama, like most foolish Socialists, embraces the concept of trickle-down misery. In their view, a just and equal society is one where everybody is equally miserable and nobody can get ahead (except for the government master class, which is free to loot at will).

After all, that's the only "fair" way, isn't it?

/s

8 posted on 04/03/2012 10:30:52 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: reaganaut1

as predicted, he is dropping all pretenses and running hard Socialist Left in this election


9 posted on 04/03/2012 10:31:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: running_dog_lackey
Some liberals, perhaps.

But your hard core Commie - they HATE Darwin - his theory smacked WAY too much of capitalism with its rewards for individual excellence in free competition.

Your basic hard core Commie - they reject Darwin in favor of a Lamarkian mechanism - where people striving and suffering under Communism shape the next generation to be ‘Homo Communista’ - the new Communist man - who doesn't desire to have a better looking wife and a nicer home than his fellow men. But the big problem with a Lamarkian mechanism is that, much like Communism, it doesn't work.

10 posted on 04/03/2012 10:33:27 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: reaganaut1

419-0


11 posted on 04/03/2012 10:34:47 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: reaganaut1
"In this country, broad-based prosperity has never trickled down from the success of a wealthy few"

Tru, dat muh bruthah! Henry Ford, J. Paul Getty, Howard Hughes, and the Wright brothers didn't create a prosperous middle class.

12 posted on 04/03/2012 10:35:16 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: reaganaut1
“thinly veiled social Darwinism” that would greatly deepen inequality in the country.

Forget the "thinly veiled" part - let's have it, full-on, straight-up! I am sick and tired of busting my {expletive} to support my family only to have a significant percentage of my income confiscated by a fascist/socialist government and redistributed to those that are too lazy to work, too lazy to improve themselves and their lot. There is a huge under-class of people out there quite willing to settle for a lifestyle at whatever level the government will support them at, augmented by whatever illegal enterprises they can get away with.

Enough! I work to enjoy the fruits of my labor, not to support some great socialist experiment. If I support someone down on their luck, in need of a hand up (not a hand out) it should be my choice to expend my resources (time, money, etc.). Not the governments choice to confiscate my resources and expend how they see fit! Never! You want my help, show me how you're getting out of your situation, not just getting by on whatever you can beg/borrow/steal from me via the government.

So yeah, let's have some social Darwinism. Let those who care so little for themselves fall, those who heed the wakeup call can work like the rest of us.

13 posted on 04/03/2012 10:36:14 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: reaganaut1
Mr. Obama’s attack, in a speech during a lunch with editors and reporters from The Associated Press...

And not one of these so-called journalists bothered to question or contradict the president's demagogic asshattery? Point out that the Dems haven't produced a budget in years? That King 0's budget was voted down 414 to ZERO in the House last week? That we're the brokest country of all time? Nope, I guess they were all there just to collect their "Obama2012" campaign buttons.

14 posted on 04/03/2012 10:43:33 AM PDT by mojito
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To: reaganaut1

Hey?

I thought Marxists/Fabian Socialists/Progressives loved Darwin?

What gives President DumbA$$?


15 posted on 04/03/2012 10:44:48 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: reaganaut1

Obama’s welfare state has turned helping someone into money as a drug. When his LACK of Budget finally hits the fan, just who is going to get hurt the worst? Those who earn their living with the work of thier hands or those who depend on a check from the state, that now will not cash?

I find Obamas policies to be directly destructive to the poor, as it will destroy them in the end.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 10:51:18 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: reaganaut1
Alinsky rules...Accusing his opponents of being what he is.
17 posted on 04/03/2012 11:04:55 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: reaganaut1
Someone please tell Pharaoh Obama that the middle class didn't exist until capitalism developed, and that virtually every poor person alive today in America is richer, freer, and has far more material wealth and a better quality of life than all but a small handful of wealthy people did just 100 years ago. That is what socialism seeks to destroy, and Obama is leading the way.
18 posted on 04/03/2012 11:05:54 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: reaganaut1

Yeah, Hitlery was off her chain the other day.
She prefaced her prepared statement (which sounded like a memo from the White Hut) by saying that she wasn’t really that political anymore ... but she wanted to say that Adolf Limbaugh and his evil conservative zombies should try to be more civil.
Today the theme is that us conservazombies want a state of nature in order that we can eat the poor, elderly and defenseless because we’re rich, powerful, amoral brutes.
Like you say, I’ve worked hard all my life, been frugal with my money (that the government allowed me to keep) and I raised my own family and—like it or not—helped raise several others.
Obama’s opposition to a budget and his free healthcare plan—well, I’ll bend over so he can KMA.


19 posted on 04/03/2012 11:17:05 AM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Henry Ford created more personal prosperity in one year than every socialist politician has in the history of mankind. But then, “broad-based prosperity has never trickled down”... from theft at the hands of a powerful government. And beware: “Social Darwinism” is Progressive code for “we’re about to rob you blind”.


20 posted on 04/03/2012 11:17:05 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Hear! Hear!

I don’t understand why some politico can’t just come right out and say what you just said.


21 posted on 04/03/2012 11:22:15 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
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To: reaganaut1
President Obama opened a full-frontal assault Tuesday on the budget adopted by House Republicans, condemning it as a “Trojan horse” and “thinly veiled social Darwinism” that would greatly deepen inequality in the country.

I think it is called Second Thessalonianism...

2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

Charity and love for those in need is the duty of the individual Christian, but it needs to be understood that is charity, and not an entitlement. And the government's attempt to usurp the individual's place in charity is anti-Christian.

22 posted on 04/03/2012 11:27:08 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Hear! Hear!

The current welfare state is epitomized by the “single mom” showing up at the food pantry to get food dropped off by someone who drives a 10+ yr old car.
She wears new clothes, new shoes, her kids have the latest athletic wear, she has hair extensions and freshly manicured nails, and drives a new car.

All her “wants” are fulfilled because people of better character are sacrificing their own families’ wealth paying for her needs.

ENOUGH.


23 posted on 04/03/2012 11:27:51 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: reaganaut1

Is there such a thing as “Socialist Darwinism”?

That would be where you pay the unproductive and government dependent among us to have children so that subsequent generations are more and more unproductive and government dependent via genetics and culture.

As far as I know nobody yet has proposed this directly, but it sure seems to be one of the net results of their policies.


24 posted on 04/03/2012 11:31:24 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: reaganaut1

“economic justice” = Communism


25 posted on 04/03/2012 11:59:13 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: reaganaut1
Classic Alinsky.

Use the rhetoric that's true for you and use it against opponents.

Bimbi is going to get more and more "out there" as time passes.

26 posted on 04/03/2012 12:20:48 PM PDT by what's up
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To: reaganaut1
a place where prosperity doesn’t trickle down from the top

There is nothing trickle down about a free society with a capitalistic economy. There is only the fact that capital accumulation and economic progress depend on saving and innovation and that these in turn depend on the freedom to make high profits and accumulate great wealth. The only alternative to improvement for all,through economic progress achieved in this way, is the futile attempt of some men to gain at the expense of others by means of looting and plundering. This,the loot-and-plunder theory is the alternative advocated by the critics of the misnamed trickle-down theory.

27 posted on 04/03/2012 2:09:37 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: reaganaut1
The widening gulf between the rich and everyone else, Mr. Obama said, was hobbling the country’s economic growth.

The gulf is getting much smaller. The poor are not gettng richer though. When is the last time a poor man hired employees? Obama is a bold face liar, he is destroying the country's economy as fast as his little Facist hands can sign our freedom away.

But there is hope, every law, every treaty and every bill he has signed is invalid, as he is not eligible for the Presidency. Its all the biggest legal disaster in American History. It will take as long to straighten out as the money he stole for his buddies will take to repay.

We have a lot of work ahead of us to fix the disaster of this mans crimes. It will take decades to fix four short years of his Chicago politics.

28 posted on 04/03/2012 2:30:11 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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