Skip to comments.Obama talks race relations in Binghamton (Spread the wealth)
Posted on 08/23/2013 5:27:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
President Barack Obama on Friday made a rare dissertation on race and class in America, telling a New York town hall the struggle in helping the poor is a political one.
Responding to an African-American studies professor at Binghamton University who asked him about the status of education and civil rights in the United States, Obama replied that some Americans become skittish about helping the poor because of anxiety about their own status. The situation, he said, is better than it has been in the past and will inevitably improve, but needs work.
The biggest challenge we have is not that we dont know what policies work, its getting our politics right, Obama said. Because part of whats happened over the last several decades is, because times have been tough, because wages and incomes for everybody have not been going up, everybody is pretty anxious about what is happening in their life and what might happen for their kids, so they get worried that if were helping people in poverty, that must be hurting me somehow, thats taking something away from me.
Obama continued: Theres a tendency to suggest somehow that government is taking something from you and giving it to somebody else and that your problems will be solved if we just ignore them, or dont help them, Obama said. And that I think is something that we have to constantly struggle against, whether were black or white or whatever color we are.(continued)
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Because part of whats happened over the last several decades is, because times have been tough,”
Times have been tough for 40 years? This guy is an idiot.
The last 5 years of this moron’s policies blow the late 70’s away as far as I’m concerned. At least back then you could actually get a full-time job with some effort.
This dumbass just talks out of his ass at every opportunity
Take away his Karl Marx talking points flashcards and what does this guy know about anything?
He thinks he’s a genius:
Obama Says Law School Should Be 2 Years, Not 3
The poor are an invented people.
Wow, just wow...
what a load of BS
“some Americans become skittish about helping the poor because of anxiety about their own status?....Huh?...Just what the hell are you talking obout Ogumbo? Fleecing the middle class to pay for people who won’t work? Go to hell!
Nope!..none of my tax money goes to people in poverty...The people in poverty are being paid by borrowed money!...That's my kids problem..not mine!
He knows nothing. A charge leveled against Gov. Palin. Leftard misdirection.
Theres a tendency to suggest somehow that government is taking something from you and giving it to somebody else...
No, that's neither a tendency nor a suggestion: it's a fact.
Sorry for the language....FU BO
So the problem with race relations is that whitey is keeping the brothers down by not paying their fair share. That’s essentially what he said. In today’s climate, that’s going to get more white people killed.
How would he explain his comment of spreading the wealth around then?
basically, we have to stop worrying about our worthless families and start paying more to help those who don’t want to work or live morally and righteously..
Funny......... Bill Deblasio front runner in NYC mayoral race states in his commercial that he will tax the rich to fund after school programs.
How comes the entire workforce took a huge hit on their paychecks in taxes since you took office Obama? Why is no one talking about that? The robbery is very apparent on my check. My check is very telling, in that it stayed exactly the same amount since the crash, but went down by 5% since you, Obama, took office. Others may not have noticed with a cost of living raise or two.
Add that pay reduction to the increased price of food and gas and everyone that has tried to follow a budget is headed for big trouble "up in here".
To clarify...that 5% reduction in take-home pay had no connection to medical costs. Our household medical did not come directly out of that check. The 5% quoted was all an increase in taxes. Yep..taxed to death and with food, gas and medical costs doubling...woohoo, it’s the American dream!/s
Correction: only half the confiscated wealth is ever given to Democrat freeloaders. The other half is consumed by the bloated government beast itself. Subsidizing the stupid and lazy is just a marketing pitch to get that cash flow going.
Correction: only half the confiscated wealth is ever given to Democrat freeloaders. The other half is consumed by the bloated government beast itself.
I stand corrected, Reeses, though I'd guess we're both wrong. I don't have definite numbers, but would guess the feral government keeps two thirds of everything it steals, and gives no more than one third to the Democratic [sic] party's looter constituency.