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Obama On Free Markets: "We Tried It. It's Not Like We Did Not Try"
Real Clear Politics ^ | April 11, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 04/11/2012 4:50:16 AM PDT by Islander7

"If we would just convert these investments that we're making through out government in education, research and healthcare. If we just turn those into tax cuts, especially for the wealthy, then somehow the economy is going to grow stronger. That's the theory," President Obama said about the right at a campaign event on the tax code in Boca Raton, Florida today.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; marxist; moron; obama
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"Here is the news. We tried this for eight years before I took office. We tried it. It is not like we did not try it. At the beginning of the last decade, the wealthiest Americans got two huge tax cuts.....

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There is video of this yapping fool at the link

1 posted on 04/11/2012 4:50:24 AM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7

” Obama On Free Markets: “We Tried It. “

But we didn’t inhale....

(H/T WJC)

;)


2 posted on 04/11/2012 4:53:09 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Islander7

I don’t see the presumed Republican nominee going around bashing capitalism....


3 posted on 04/11/2012 4:54:37 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Islander7
Obama learned everything he knows about business and economics from watching Montgomery Burns on the Simpsons.


4 posted on 04/11/2012 4:55:16 AM PDT by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: Islander7

We tried it? Free markets don’t have a minimum wage. Free markets don’t control when a family can have their kids work on their farm.

Etc, etc.


5 posted on 04/11/2012 4:57:10 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Islander7

I almost want to vote for obama so I can watch him go down in flames. Sometimes evil must reach full fruition before everyone can see what it is.

Key word, “almost”.


6 posted on 04/11/2012 4:58:16 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Islander7

Yapping fool alert.


7 posted on 04/11/2012 4:59:13 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: cuban leaf

Is it evil to sit out the process? At best Etch-A-Sketch better hope I remain neutral.


8 posted on 04/11/2012 5:00:52 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Islander7

Totally the Marxist to the core.

I must be an exception, during the Bush years all 16 of them I had the best employment, the best wages, the best of times.

Before and especially AFTER everything has gone to shit.
Since Obama became ruler I am one step into bankruptcy.


9 posted on 04/11/2012 5:01:11 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Islander7
We tried it.

What we tried is huge bailouts, a monstrous increase in debt, Fed money printing and more intervention by government. That's what didn't work. Virtually every government action on the economy inflicts another wound to it.

10 posted on 04/11/2012 5:02:39 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind;)
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To: Islander7

Is the thread title just a bit misleading?


11 posted on 04/11/2012 5:02:51 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: Islander7

‘Rich’ vs. poor. Black vs. white. Women vs. men. Greedy doctors vs. patients in need. The ‘1%’ vs. the ‘99%’. etc. etc.

This jerk is one of the most divisive people to ever have been given a soapbox in our society.


12 posted on 04/11/2012 5:03:51 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Islander7

Obozo wouldn’t understand an economic principle if it bit him in the butt.


13 posted on 04/11/2012 5:04:24 AM PDT by econjack
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To: Islander7

He’s talking gibberish! He hasn’t a clue as to what a free market is.


14 posted on 04/11/2012 5:05:28 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Islander7

Yapping fool is right.

In November we are going to see just how stupid American voters may be. Absolutely no one with a pulse can say they didn’t know what they were getting this time.

The election shouldn’t even be close. This President has been an unmitigated disaster.

I can’t stand Mitt Romney, but no conservative should be doing anything but helping to defeat Obama.


15 posted on 04/11/2012 5:06:19 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: cuban leaf
Sometimes evil must reach full fruition before everyone can see what it is.

Many people do not see evil until the gas is flowing into the chamber. That is why they get on the trains in the first place.

16 posted on 04/11/2012 5:07:59 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Islander7

Bump


17 posted on 04/11/2012 5:08:22 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Erik Latranyi

Relax, it’s just the delousing agent.


18 posted on 04/11/2012 5:11:25 AM PDT by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: Islander7
Hey hussein, here's a quick lesson in economics and government. Since you're a liberal, I'll keep it at the crayon level for you.

Capitalism and free markets are not perfect. Like any system they have their flaws. However, it is light years ahead of any other system/scheme. Consider the alternatives that seem to be near and dear to your heart.

Socialism? Yeah, look how well that turned out for the Soviet Union, or any other Country that has tried it. They've all collapsed or, gasp, had to incorporate elements of capitalism to keep their economies afloat.

Fascism? Yeah, look how well that turned out for the people of Germany in the 1930s and 40s. Only cost the world a few million lives to turn that one around.

So hussein, we need to do more than just "try" capitalism. You don't just play at it or dabble in it. You should try something new, try adopting capitalism. I realize that goes against your narcissistic and fascist desire for power and control but as history shows us, those don't work.

19 posted on 04/11/2012 5:11:48 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Islander7

Uh... What a lying douch nozzle.

Yes, we tried it. For the first 150 years of our existence as a Country. It took us from a backwater colony to a world superpower faster than ever recorded in human history.

We’ve been busy the last 70 yard dismantling that free market. The dregs of what is left is still powerful enough to give the lie to every Socialist pronouncement that falls from their lips....


20 posted on 04/11/2012 5:12:42 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Islander7

21 posted on 04/11/2012 5:14:10 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Eye of Unk

16?


22 posted on 04/11/2012 5:15:00 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Islander7

Right, cause everybody knows that insurance companies and financial institutions had no rules or regulations in the early part of this century.

I know it true because he was using his folksy common-man voice (the one with the little stammers) while telling us about it.

Folks, in case you haven’t noticed, we have a lying sack of $hit for a president.


23 posted on 04/11/2012 5:19:16 AM PDT by WayneM (Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: Islander7

——There is video of this yapping fool at the link-——

Whenever I’m driving with my kids, and Obama starts blabbing, I can’t help saying, “Shut up you idiot!”

My kids have stopped asking, “Who?”


24 posted on 04/11/2012 5:21:46 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Islander7
Time for a refresher course...

Milton smackdown of Donahue

25 posted on 04/11/2012 5:22:45 AM PDT by Paco
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To: cuban leaf

I guess we’ll have to vote for Obama as a bunch of freepers feel that if Romney is the candidate we’re better off with Obama for another four years. That tells me that Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ron Johnson, among others, are truly insane in their endorsement of Mitt. Maybe we should vote them out of office as well.


26 posted on 04/11/2012 5:24:06 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: WayneM
I know it true because he was using his folksy common-man voice (the one with the little stammers) while telling us about it.

Is that what it is ?
Here’s me thinking the blue tooth link from his controllers keyboard was malfunctioning! :)

27 posted on 04/11/2012 5:25:18 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Good point. I’m hoping the Romney bashing will slowly subside. So he’s not the perfect candidate, so, lets not cut our nose to spite our face.


28 posted on 04/11/2012 5:31:20 AM PDT by Skeez (O)
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To: Islander7

4 more years of this for those who want to stay home or write-in their fantasy candidate this November.


29 posted on 04/11/2012 5:33:07 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Islander7
It's not like THIS hasn't been said before, but it is TRUTH:

The biggest obstacle to a Constitutionally limited Republic is not a despot promulgating socialism, but the masses who have the power to elect him.

30 posted on 04/11/2012 5:42:49 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: WayneM
“we have a lying sack of $hit for a president.”

Your being unfair to “sacks of feces” everywhere. They add nutrients to gardens everywhere, and smell better than the foul Marxism coming out of Obama.

31 posted on 04/11/2012 5:44:01 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: Islander7
For over two hundred years people flocked to the US from around the world to find a better way of life, and that whole entire time we were doing it wrong.

Who knew?

32 posted on 04/11/2012 5:46:50 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: DTogo

BINGO.

You win!


33 posted on 04/11/2012 5:48:33 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: FreedomPoster

says it all. Someone please pull the pin so we can move forward. I’ll volunteer, just point me in the right direction. Damn these morons.


34 posted on 04/11/2012 5:49:21 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: Islander7

The wealthiest americans most likely paid billions in corporate taxes. He still doesn’t get it.


35 posted on 04/11/2012 5:53:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: COUNTrecount
At least Romney made his millions in the business world, and not by ghost-written autobiographies or re-marrying the millionaire beer maker's daughter.

Romney won't likely do many good things out of Conservative principles, but he probably will do many good things out of the appreciation of efficiency and frugality.

36 posted on 04/11/2012 5:58:00 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Islander7
Barry: IT'S NOT YOUR FREAKIN' MONEY IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Sorry, I just had to shout.

37 posted on 04/11/2012 5:58:17 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

—...are truly insane in their endorsement of Mitt. —

They are not insane. They are just good republicans.

I think of this as similar to the end of the original “Rollerball”. The coach is still seeing it as a game and trying to “win” while the manager is saying “THIS WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE A GAME!”

That is, those still trying to get their guy to win are missing the point. They are like the people in a disaster movie looting the local electronics store just before a wave obliterates them and the city under 200 feet of water. They are living by past rules of engagement.

But they no longer apply. This is a very different world. Our leaders are desperate. Many of them know just how unworkable our economic mess is. I fear the solutions they are trying to work out. I believe, more than any time in my adult life, that we are on the cusp of Ezekiel 39 and Revelation. There is no human solution to the mess we’re in. We’ve screwed the pooch. Every month more and more people realize it. The only thing left is for the situation to reach critical mass.


38 posted on 04/11/2012 6:02:14 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Islander7

The election won’t be between Obama and Romney.

It’ll be between Obama and Strawman.


39 posted on 04/11/2012 6:04:08 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ThunderSleeps

Your post is to long to quote here, but it’s merits need to be noted, at least by me. Great post!


40 posted on 04/11/2012 6:04:11 AM PDT by Kratos
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To: Eye of Unk

This attack on business will never create jobs.


41 posted on 04/11/2012 6:07:54 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: central_va
Is it evil to sit out the process?

Yes, that would be facilitating Obama a 'more flexible' second term.

42 posted on 04/11/2012 6:10:55 AM PDT by tbpiper
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43 posted on 04/11/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Islander7

Okay, let’s try communism for a while.


44 posted on 04/11/2012 6:17:28 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Well, dividing and setting people against one another is what Community Organizers do.


45 posted on 04/11/2012 6:19:50 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Skeez

You know, there was PLENTY of bitching here when Bush had a Republican congress...and some of it was DESERVED. But look at what happened when Obama had a Democrat congress...they did SO MUCH WORSE and they did it with glee.

We truly have to replace Obama with a Republican AND we have to replace the Senate majority with Republicans. This is not an overnight solution...and we will endure plenty of slings and arrows along the way. And not every vessel of turning the country around will be perfect. In fact, NONE of them will be perfect.

Work with what you have...and always strive for a better world. But seriously, demonizing well-meaning but flawed Republicans isn’t in our nation’s interest. The Obamakooks know their hero is flawed...but they will work for his agenda.

I think we conservatives are smarter...knowing our party is flawed, but working to hold our leaders accountable by pushing the party to the right with our congressional and grass roots leaders.

We have to be cheerful, like Reagan, too. Some of us walk around like we’ve been weaned on a pickle.


46 posted on 04/11/2012 6:20:02 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Islander7

0bama will finally be happy if and when he achieves a load of white people working out in rice paddies so that underpriveleged ghetto folks living in efficiency apartments can keep getting their welfare checks.


47 posted on 04/11/2012 6:23:32 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: Islander7
"Here is the news"

Finally, a job you are qualified for - shill for a left-wing news outlet.

48 posted on 04/11/2012 6:26:44 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Army Air Corps

Yeah - and half of this site wants obama for another term!

incredible! he needs to go!


49 posted on 04/11/2012 6:26:44 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Uncle Ike

Part of their overall paradigm that “Capitalism has failed, time to try something else”.


50 posted on 04/11/2012 6:28:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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