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Obama Chides G.O.P. for Blocking Economic Measures
New York Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

Posted on 06/27/2014 6:33:44 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

MINNEAPOLIS — President Obama rebuked congressional Republicans on Friday for opposing his economic initiatives, saying they should be held accountable for not doing enough for the middle class.

Mr. Obama also criticized Republicans for considering legal action over his use of executive orders, arguing that they were allowing a politically motivated vendetta to block actions that could help working people, like raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment insurance.

“We can’t afford to wait for Congress right now, and that’s why I’m going ahead and moving ahead without them wherever I can,” Mr. Obama told about 3,500 people who gathered on the shores of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis to hear him speak. “Now Republicans are mad at me for taking these actions. They’re not doing anything, and then they’re mad that I’m doing something.”

Mr. Obama is trying to help Democratic candidates distance themselves from him, since polls show that the public holds a dim view of the president’s handling of the economy. Republicans, he said, “don’t do anything except block me and call me names.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; punk
The honor and dignity of the presidency on display by our failed punk chief executive.
1 posted on 06/27/2014 6:33:44 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What economic measures? Tax Increases?
2 posted on 06/27/2014 6:36:46 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a sad excuse for a man, and President.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 6:37:55 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’s insane.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 6:38:57 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

America’s Number One Race Card player is getting good at “chiding” the Republicans now that his smidgens are coming out of the closet. The Republicans are still good at being “chided” though.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 6:39:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe he ought to chide Harry Reid for blocking a huge pile of economic measures passed by the House....


6 posted on 06/27/2014 6:40:37 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Chgogal

you know- all those economic measures that worked so well the first two years of his failed presidency....


7 posted on 06/27/2014 6:41:28 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How about chiding your buddie down there in the Senate who has how many hundreds of House bills that Reid will not even put up for a vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 06/27/2014 6:41:37 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Matt Bristol, the man who founded Matt’s Bar in Minneapolis, died Thursday morning at the age of 89.

Matt invented the original “Juicy Lucy” burger, here in the Twin Cities.

Two hours after Matt passed away, Obama was at Matt’s Bar, yukking it up for the cameras.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 6:41:57 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama is trying to destroy the middle class


10 posted on 06/27/2014 6:42:12 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Apparently, Obama thinks the best defense is a good offense.

Generally, the Right is weak on economic matters because too many don't seem understand the economic value of small, limited government and the great value of wrath-creating free market economy (capitalism). Big government creates poverty and economic disaster.

There are WAY too few on the Right to articulate this. We are in the middle of a PERFECT CASE IN POINT. The Right should be HOLDING THE LEFTIES FEET TO THE FIRE regarding our paltry economic condition. We should have a such a withering offensive that all the Obamocrats can do is hide in their symbolic caves.

11 posted on 06/27/2014 6:42:17 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Huskrrrr

Chides them for not letting him send funding to terrorists and bring able to skim a little off the top and slide it into one of his overseas accounts...


12 posted on 06/27/2014 6:44:18 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

FUPOSOTUS


13 posted on 06/27/2014 6:45:22 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This is what happens when I post after a glass of Chardonnay.

It's supposed to be "wealth-creating" free-market economy.

Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations" should be required reading in Econ 101 or 102.

14 posted on 06/27/2014 6:46:01 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Chgogal

0bama’s magical “economic” measures for 2014 are: “a package of both public and private sector efforts that will take a strong stand to protect pregnant working women, increase investments for research to understand the economic benefits of paid leave, expand apprenticeships for women, target resources to help more women enter higher-paying STEM and other fields, and make child care more affordable for working families.”


15 posted on 06/27/2014 6:49:11 PM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: jsanders2001

I think what we know is only the tip of the iceberg.


16 posted on 06/27/2014 6:50:58 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: GeronL

> Obama is trying to destroy the middle class

Has destroyed the middle class. My earnings are way down from what they used to be. His econmic policies killed my savings and almost all of my friend’s savings as well. The only gratification I get out of this is knowing that socialism always implodes once the middle class has been drained and can’t give anymore. We’re just about there too as a nation from a lot of the posts I’ve seen everywhere online.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 6:58:33 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

true! Very few people have any savings now a days


18 posted on 06/27/2014 7:00:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
He is the one blocking--coal, fracking, driving regular cars, enforcement of laws, investigations--the list goes on.

vaudine

19 posted on 06/27/2014 7:03:40 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Huskrrrr

> I think what we know is only the tip of the iceberg.

Personally I think a lot of the GOP senators turned RINO is probably from payoffs. Nothing else makes sense why they do the things they do. I also think there’s been a lot of creative skimming of the increased taxes, new regulatory fees, and green fees that’s been passed along to politicians for their cooperation though it would take a careful audit to catch it because of the extremely large number of ways it could have been accomplished.

I think you’re right. I don’t think we’ve even seen the tip of the tip of the iceberg.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 7:08:12 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“We can’t afford to wait for Congress right now, and that’s why I’m going ahead and moving ahead without them wherever I can,” Mr. Obama told about 3,500 people who gathered on the shores of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis to hear him speak.

To which they replied,"Sieg Heil!"

21 posted on 06/27/2014 7:37:28 PM PDT by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: jsanders2001
Personally I think a lot of the GOP senators turned RINO is probably from payoffs. Nothing else makes sense why they do the things they do.

Don't forget blackmail.

22 posted on 06/27/2014 7:40:09 PM PDT by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: PapaNew

Agreed, but the GOP is too busy trashing Mississippi conservatives rather than articulating capitalism and free markets.


23 posted on 06/27/2014 7:50:59 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

A toast to Matt.

May he rest in everlasting peace.


24 posted on 06/27/2014 7:52:57 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

His burger is the best.


25 posted on 06/27/2014 7:56:49 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: jsanders2001

Term limits.


26 posted on 06/27/2014 8:53:57 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Chgogal

More tax dollars to friends of friends running B.S. ‘green’ companies and other Demokrat ‘climate-change’ companies.


27 posted on 06/27/2014 9:03:52 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
President Obama rebuked congressional Republicans on Friday for opposing his economic initiatives, saying they should be held accountable for not doing enough for the middle class.

So says the despot who has almost destroyed the middle class - via the same methodology used to destroy the Black family structure - give them "free" stuff until they submit to less-than-human status.

28 posted on 06/28/2014 5:05:48 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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