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Obama: Government Not The Source of Every Problem
AP ^ | September 22, 2012 | JIM KUHNHENN

Posted on 09/22/2012 4:02:50 PM PDT by lbryce

President Barack Obama counters rival Mitt Romney by declaring that government can't solve every problem but is not the source of every problem. He says Americans should not only accept responsibility for themselves but also for their communities and the nation.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: government
President Barack Obama counters rival Mitt Romney by declaring that government can't solve every problem but is not the source of every problem.

I'm reading this and can't get over Obama coming up with a rebuttal as lame, inane and moronic as this. Government has been the biggest problem by far, you couldn't find a more emphatic illustration of the government being the problem than our albatross-around-our-neck $16T deficit. So Obama counters with an asinine, churlish response that the govt is not the source of every problem. You mean the govt feels they could do worse than the 16 Trillion deficit we currently have? Let's start with biggest problem he government has created for the American people. Barack Obama. is that not enough to find blame against?

1 posted on 09/22/2012 4:02:54 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

“He says Americans should not only accept responsibility for themselves but also for their communities and the nation.”

Come Nov. 6th, that is exactly what we’ll do...take responsibility.....Obama.


2 posted on 09/22/2012 4:06:32 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: lbryce
He says Americans should not only accept responsibility for themselves

R2 should challenge his to cut Welfare by 50%

3 posted on 09/22/2012 4:09:12 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: lbryce

Odd comment coming from the guy who thinks Government is the solution to every problem


4 posted on 09/22/2012 4:09:18 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: lbryce

That’s true. Maybe 99.7% of problems.


5 posted on 09/22/2012 4:10:21 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: lbryce

No not every problem. It is the cause of ALL problems.


6 posted on 09/22/2012 4:12:43 PM PDT by crz
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To: lbryce

He is damn sure the source of my problems;
$3.64 gallon gasoline
Food prices through the roof
Slow business sales
Gay TV shows on most channels
Insurance unaffordable
Illegals everywhere
Need I go further?


7 posted on 09/22/2012 4:12:56 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it.)
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To: Puckster
Government is not the source of every problem, true.
But government these past 3.7 years HAS INDEED been the source of most of our major problems, or is at least aggravating most of them, especially the American economy and our national defense and security alliances, etc.
We need a new administration that is pro-American and which respects the American people and our values.
8 posted on 09/22/2012 4:19:36 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: lbryce

it is with him in charge


9 posted on 09/22/2012 4:19:47 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: lbryce

So this is their game plan for the coming week? Some little marxist strategist thought this through.

This should be fun for Ryan.


10 posted on 09/22/2012 4:19:47 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: lbryce

what the president does not understand is that the U.S. Government was never meant to solve any problem but keeping our borders well manned, and our military strong and ready to defend the country. We were not meant to bankroll the entire world, and our freedosms were given to us by Almighty God, not BY the government! Please, let us rely on our common sense, grow up and be responsible for our own actions.

CLEAN HOUSE IN WASHINGTON D.C., INCLUDING THE WHITE HOUSE!


11 posted on 09/22/2012 4:20:53 PM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: lbryce

Yeah, it is, punk.


12 posted on 09/22/2012 4:22:20 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: faithhopecharity

This is why I’m voting for Paul Ryan....and the other guy.


13 posted on 09/22/2012 4:23:35 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: lbryce

Obama is the source of every problem.


14 posted on 09/22/2012 4:24:00 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: lbryce

Yeah it is.


15 posted on 09/22/2012 4:24:41 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Puckster

Good one!


16 posted on 09/22/2012 4:24:50 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it.)
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To: lbryce

Shut up, you nitwit. If we really ran the country, it would be in much better shape. That’s why a vast majority of Americans now say the nation is on the WRONG track.


17 posted on 09/22/2012 4:26:45 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: lbryce

For the first time in my life I agree with Osama Obama.I have dandruff for which the government bears no responsibility.There was a thunder storm the other night which caused a short power outage.Again,no government responsibility.But almost all of this country’s major problems *are* the responsibility of the *Rat Party*.


18 posted on 09/22/2012 4:26:45 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: lbryce

Obama: Government Not The Source of Every Problem

Right, just the really big ones.


19 posted on 09/22/2012 4:51:45 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: lbryce

Actually Barry, Government is the root of most problems
Closing your business? Government regs, taxes, rules
Kudzu? government program
lawsuits? Lawyer-run government made it so
inflation-caused by government printing presses
Wars-caused by government
waste-always government
nepotism-government
patronage-government
uneven playing field?Government
favoritism? Government.


20 posted on 09/22/2012 5:06:13 PM PDT by omega4179 ( el 0bama comio un perro)
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To: lbryce
He says Americans should not only accept responsibility for themselves but also for their communities and the nation.

Obama's got a lot of nerve to say that considering he has never accepted responsibility for anything himself!

21 posted on 09/22/2012 5:10:14 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

“The audacity of a Dope”


22 posted on 09/22/2012 5:12:45 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: lbryce

I’m trying to think of the problems government hasn’t caused or neglected to address.


23 posted on 09/22/2012 5:31:32 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: chris37

Now, now, just relax, take a deep breath. Everything will be all right. Just remember to take your meds and you won’t have the institution doctors take away your internet privileges again.


24 posted on 09/22/2012 5:42:35 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: lbryce

Never happened a first time.


25 posted on 09/22/2012 5:48:47 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37; lbryce

Why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why....


26 posted on 09/22/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: lbryce
No, Obama you are personally part of the problem.
27 posted on 09/22/2012 5:53:13 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: lbryce
Obama: Government Not The Source of Every Problem

No, Barry. But the government is the source of every problem that is threatening the United States from within right now: spending our grandchildren into tax slavery, an attack on our health care system, the destruction of our coal-fired electrical generation, the looming Taxmageddon, your own edicts with no Constitutional foundation whatsoever, public sector unions supporting Democrats to pass laws that favor public sector unions while bankrupting city, county, and state governments. If we were to get rid of just these things, we would be vastly better off.
28 posted on 09/22/2012 5:58:19 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: lbryce

It’s certainly a bigger problem for We the People than any rag headed 7th century buggering pedophile with a fan belt wrapped around his scalp...no matter how much We the People are forced to pay Homeland “Security” to tell us otherwise.


29 posted on 09/22/2012 6:00:52 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Lazamataz

Je ne sais pas.


30 posted on 09/22/2012 6:05:02 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: All

31 posted on 09/22/2012 6:07:03 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: chris37

French should be a felony.


32 posted on 09/22/2012 6:12:05 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

But what about Cajun French !?


33 posted on 09/22/2012 6:20:02 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

No. Stop it.


34 posted on 09/22/2012 6:21:25 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: lbryce
Not quite right, Barry. Government beholds a problem, comes up with a solution that doesn't work that requires more government intervention to solve the problem. The original “problem” would have, in 9 of 10 times, resolved itself without the government involvement.
35 posted on 09/22/2012 6:23:21 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: lbryce
hmmm....that sentiment is in direct opposition to what Reagan said, one of America's most patriotic and successful presidents in this country's history.

"Government is not the solution to our problem.
Government IS the problem."


~ President Ronald Reagan

36 posted on 09/22/2012 6:28:34 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: Lazamataz

D’accord.


37 posted on 09/22/2012 6:30:02 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37
That's it. I'm sending cops.
38 posted on 09/22/2012 6:38:35 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: lbryce
Obama: Government Not The Source of Every Problem

Nope, I can name a few:

Volcanoes, earthquakes, devastating major storms (you know, "Acts of God")

Other than that, you can justifiably blame government.

39 posted on 09/22/2012 6:40:29 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Lazamataz

LMAO, Laz :D


40 posted on 09/22/2012 6:43:03 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Puckster

—— “He says Americans should not only accept responsibility for themselves but also for their communities and the nation.”-——

Hey Odumbo, try taking responsibility for yourself. It would be a start.


41 posted on 09/22/2012 6:45:00 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: lbryce

Government is the source of almost all ills I can think of. One very small example: we’re remodeling our kitchen (goodbye 1952 Rancher kitchen that raised three kids!!) and the government regs we have to deal with are staggering. We have to meet the idiotic California “Title 24” regs that require us to put all LED lights in the kitchen. Each LED can by Elco costs $189 compared to about $30 for a regular incandescent can and bulb. Our overall project is over-budget by $1,800 due to lighting alone (we forgot we could no longer use incandescents). And don’t get me started on the framing, plumbing, electrical, outlet spacing, firewall, window and insulation regs.


42 posted on 09/22/2012 7:32:43 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: lbryce

This is a typical Obama ruse building creating a straw man then knocking it down. Nobody believes government is the source of all problems. He does this all the time, and its pure dishonesty and manipulation.


43 posted on 09/23/2012 12:18:20 AM PDT by Truthhunter1
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To: txrefugee
Totally cryptic, nonsensical, incoherent.

Shut up, you nitwit. If we really ran the country, it would be in much better shape. That’s why a vast majority of Americans now say the nation is on the WRONG track.

Internet sobriety tests will soon be all the rage. The technology to measure blood alcohol levels, drug substance use utilizing breath-analyzer-type devices will soon put an end to demented psycho comments like yours.

44 posted on 09/23/2012 1:26:08 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: lbryce
President Barack Obama counters rival Mitt Romney by declaring that government can't solve every problem but is not the source of every problem. He says Americans should not only accept responsibility for themselves but also for their communities and the nation.

How ironic - the poltroon who refuses to accept responsibility for anything, yet claims to be President of everybody, says that the People must accept responsibility for his atrocities on us.

Kind of like a wife beater saying< "I don't know why you make me do this to you"....

45 posted on 09/23/2012 3:41:33 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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