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Excerpts: President Obama's Democratic Convention Speech (Read his goals for America for 2nd term)
ABC News ^ | 09/06/2012

Posted on 09/06/2012 5:21:32 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Excerpts of President Obama's remarks as prepared for delivery, including a list of goals the Obama campaign said the president will outline in his speech.

[SNIP]

President Obama's Goals for America

Tonight President Obama will ask the country to rally around a set of goals on manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and the deficit – a real, achievable plan that will create jobs, expand opportunity, and ensure an economy built to last.

Manufacturing

- Create one million new manufacturing jobs by the end of 2016

- Double exports by the end of 2014

Energy

- Cut net oil imports in half by 2020

- Support 600,000 natural gas jobs by the end of the decade

Education

- Cut the growth of college tuition in half over the next 10 years

- Recruit 100,000 math and science teachers over the next 10 years

- Train two million workers for real jobs at community colleges

National Security

- Invest in the economy with the money we're no longer spending on war

Deficit

- Reduce the deficit by more than $4 trillion over the next decade

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bullshirt; convention; goals; maybeawiddlebro; obama; speech

1 posted on 09/06/2012 5:21:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

All fluff. I am feeling pretty comfortable that this changes little


2 posted on 09/06/2012 5:22:58 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: SeekAndFind

Promises,promises.


3 posted on 09/06/2012 5:23:16 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: SeekAndFind

looks like another bad shopping list of lies to get his hands on another 4 trillion.


4 posted on 09/06/2012 5:23:30 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: SeekAndFind

Everyone gets a pony.


5 posted on 09/06/2012 5:23:46 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow...who’s going to pay for it?


6 posted on 09/06/2012 5:24:47 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: SeekAndFind

Comrade Obama outlines his 5-year plans, the Great Slump Forward


7 posted on 09/06/2012 5:27:23 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: tapatio

http://youtu.be/H8Q83DPZy6E

Obama theme song


8 posted on 09/06/2012 5:32:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

“a communist in every pot”.


9 posted on 09/06/2012 5:32:22 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: SeekAndFind

More government spending on union jobs in the public sector.


10 posted on 09/06/2012 5:42:31 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

Uh...guys...look; the numbers are too specific.

These are goals and “quotas” set in a command economy. It’s 0bama’s “Four Year Plan.” Few realize it, few realize it can’t work. Never does.


11 posted on 09/06/2012 5:48:41 PM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: GeronL

You beat me to it but you see it too.


12 posted on 09/06/2012 5:49:28 PM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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...maybe a widdle Bro...

13 posted on 09/06/2012 5:49:33 PM PDT by devolve (----- ------- ------------GO_AHEAD---CARRY_MY_BAGS-------- -------------------Bill_Clinton---------)
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14 posted on 09/06/2012 5:54:08 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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15 posted on 09/06/2012 5:54:55 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: GeronL

16 posted on 09/06/2012 5:56:09 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: chuckee

17 posted on 09/06/2012 5:57:07 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: henkster

Yes. His target audience is too stupid to understand that government is an anchor and not an engine of the economy.


18 posted on 09/06/2012 5:57:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: chuckee
Everyone gets a pony.

I want a brown one. Oh...sorry, is that racist?

A chicken in every pot.
19 posted on 09/06/2012 6:00:32 PM PDT by rickomatic
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like your typical Stalinist 5 YEAR plan.
Nothing about how they are to achieve these gains.
Nothing about removing the obstacles to private
enterprise, lowering Capital Gains, reducing taxes
OR maintaining our defense.

Typical 5 YEAR PLAN.


20 posted on 09/06/2012 6:02:23 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He drove the deficit up over $6 trillion in under 4 years & that is over 1.5 Trillion a year. Now he wants the chance to bring it down by 4 trillion over 10 YEARS!!! That is only 400 million a year average!!

No matter how you do the math, the shortage is 1.1 trillion a year!!

What a guy!!!


21 posted on 09/06/2012 6:06:12 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: SeekAndFind

Amid all the cheers at the DNC, did anyone wonder exactly: where the one million new manufacturing jobs by the end of 2016 will be (China); the other million or so jobs at community colleges (”undocumented” immigrants); investing in the economy with funds no longer used for war (what economy - we’ll all be wearing burkas); ad nauseum.......


22 posted on 09/06/2012 6:19:35 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Don't let reality ruin your day.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nothing in the list about helping small business I see.


23 posted on 09/06/2012 6:22:54 PM PDT by what's up
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To: ilgipper

Actually I think this may just buy him a negative bounce in the polls


24 posted on 09/06/2012 6:43:31 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure I just missed it but did he say just how all these wonderful goals would be done. Just some more blue sky mining. The speakers that condemned profits and railed for social just were more honest at least.


25 posted on 09/06/2012 7:04:46 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: SeekAndFind
As I noted on another thread, I can think of examples of "econom[ies] built to last": Now which of those does Obama want? I ask because socialism and social democracy sure as heck aren't built to last -- they're coming apart at the seams in Europe a mere quarter millenium or so after Bismark created the first attempt at a welfare state in the unified Germany.
26 posted on 09/06/2012 7:15:13 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did he get CBO to score it before he presented it?


27 posted on 09/06/2012 7:42:07 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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