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Obama tells America’s CEOs to quit complaining about those stifling regulations
Hotair ^ | 08/04/2014 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 08/04/2014 12:06:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

America’s corporate officers and CEOs are deeply concerned about a variety of new financial and industrial regulations imposed on them by the administration. In a recent interview with The Economist, President Barack Obama addressed the concerns of American corporate officers and others in a compelling and comprehensive fashion when he told them, essentially, to shut up.

From new regulatory regimes imposed by legislation, like the Affordable Care Act and the Dodd-Frank financial reforms, to executive actions like those which recently allowed the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon emissions, many are sounding the alarm. The president, however, does not think these captains of industry have any standing to complain.

“If you look at what’s happened over the last four or five years, the folks who don’t have a right to complain are the folks at the top,” Obama said.

“I would take the complaints of the corporate community with a grain of salt,” he continued. “They always complain about regulation. That’s their job.”

Reuters noted that Obama has “toned down” the populist rhetoric he appealed to in his first term, including using inflammatory terms like “fat cats” to describe Wall Street-based financial professionals. This new tone Obama displayed in his interview with The Economist is, however, not all that dissimilar from the excessive bombast employed by Occupy’s agitators at the height of that leftist protest movement:

“Oftentimes, you’ll hear some hedge-fund manager say, ‘Oh, he’s just trying to stir class resentment’. No. Feel free to keep your house in the Hamptons and your corporate jet, etcetera. I’m not concerned about how you’re living,” Obama said.

“I am concerned about making sure that we have a system in which the ordinary person who is working hard and is being responsible can get ahead,” he said.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: business; obama; regulations

1 posted on 08/04/2014 12:06:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope he is talking to the CEO’s of the abortion clincs!


2 posted on 08/04/2014 12:07:48 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This from the idiot who said ‘we are all responsible for slavery and racism”, and “You didn’t build that” to Joe, the plumber in Ohio.

He is a schizophreniac. Can’t decide when the government is responsible and when the individual is responsible.


3 posted on 08/04/2014 12:11:50 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: SeekAndFind

“I would take the complaints of the corporate community with a grain of salt,” he continued. “They always complain about regulation. That’s their job.”

Actually Barak, their JOB is to make a product or service
that makes a profit for their stockholders, but you
wouldn’t know about that...


4 posted on 08/04/2014 12:12:52 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

One purpose of regulations is to force business into bribing bureaucrats or politicians for relief.


5 posted on 08/04/2014 12:22:04 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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6 posted on 08/04/2014 12:23:53 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Cut off the corporate welfare to Planned Parenthood


7 posted on 08/04/2014 12:25:35 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SeekAndFind
“I am concerned about making sure that we have a system in which the ordinary person who is working hard and is being responsible can get ahead,”

Illegals from Central America, maybe..

8 posted on 08/04/2014 12:27:17 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: SeekAndFind

Unfortunately many of the CEO’S he is speaking of were the ones who supported him financially in the last 2 general elections.


9 posted on 08/04/2014 12:28:37 PM PDT by chris haney (Apache)
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To: chris haney

They will probably back him in his third term too!


10 posted on 08/04/2014 12:33:20 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just put Obama on MENTAL IGNORE!


11 posted on 08/04/2014 12:34:25 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: All

“I am concerned about making sure that we have a system in which the ordinary person who is working hard and is being responsible can get ahead...”

I wonder why every single action he does creates just the opposite effect......


12 posted on 08/04/2014 12:38:50 PM PDT by Boonie
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To: SeekAndFind

This from the delusional feckless fool on the hill.

The Fool On The Hill Lyrics

by Beatles

Day after day
Alone on a hill
The man with the foolish grin
Is keeping perfectly still

But nobody wants to know him
They can see that he’s just a fool
And he never gives an answer

But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round

Well on the way
Head in a cloud
The man of a thousand voices
Talking perfectly loud

But nobody ever hears him
Or the sound he appears to make
And he never seems to notice

But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round

And nobody seems to like him
They can tell what he wants to do
And he never shows his feelings

But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round

Oh, round, an’ round, an’ round, an’ round, an’ round
He never listens to them
He knows that they’re the fools
They don’t like him

The fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round

Oh, round, an’ round, an’ round, an’ round
Oh


13 posted on 08/04/2014 12:40:25 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Gumdrop
OOOOO! OOOOOO! (wildly raising my hand) I know the answer to this! “The government is responsible for things when they serve Obama’s purposes. The government is not responsible for things that do not help Obama.”
14 posted on 08/04/2014 12:41:39 PM PDT by momteacherandvp (Don't put your lips on that thing!)
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To: SeekAndFind
“I am concerned about making sure that we have a system in which the ordinary person who is working hard and is being responsible can get ahead"

He has already shown that an ordinary person who is lazy and irresponsible can become president.

15 posted on 08/04/2014 12:56:52 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I agree. They need to stop complaining and vote with their feet. The US economy can be 100% government and no private sector, right? /sarc


16 posted on 08/04/2014 1:08:11 PM PDT by afsnco
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To: SeekAndFind; All
As mentioned in related threads, please consider the following. The consequence of the parents of corporate officers and CEOs not making sure that their children were taught about the federal government's constitutionally limited powers is the following.

Corporate bigwigs don't have a clue that, regardless what FDR's activist justices wanted everybody to think about the scope of Congress's Commerce Clause powers in Wickard v. Filburn, a previous generation of Constitution-respecting justices had clarified the following limits on Congress's Commerce Clause powers.

”State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress [emphases added].” —Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

In fact, Congress essentially cannot lay taxes on anything that it cannot justify under its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers.

“Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

17 posted on 08/04/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: SeekAndFind
No. Feel free to keep your house in the Hamptons and your corporate jet, etcetera. I’m not concerned about how you’re living,” Obama said.

Liar.

18 posted on 08/04/2014 1:22:42 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“I am concerned about making sure that we have a system in which the ordinary person who is working hard and is being responsible can get ahead,”

Really?

How's that been working out?

I know I'm working harder, but am worse off financially, than I was 6 years ago

19 posted on 08/04/2014 1:25:39 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: momteacherandvp

We have a WINNER!


20 posted on 08/04/2014 1:27:01 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“I would take the complaints of the corporate community with a grain of salt,” he continued. “They always complain about regulation. That’s their job.”

The ones he just told to shut up and eat their peas are the very ones who write the big checks to his campaign.

21 posted on 08/04/2014 2:03:07 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Gumdrop

Either way, it’s above his pay grade.


22 posted on 08/04/2014 2:04:08 PM PDT by bgill
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s not the “corporations” that are stifled by regulation, you fascist POS!

It’s the small business that’s trying to compete with them that are hardest hit.

And you know it! The “corporations” work WITH gov’t to get those stifling regulations in place - the very definition of fascism!


23 posted on 08/04/2014 2:06:15 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Every day, in every way, this _resident demonstrates his far-below-average IQ. The issue is not ignorance, which is remediable; it’s simply a lack of mental horsepower, the sheer inability to think.


24 posted on 08/04/2014 3:27:46 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad (When you´re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.)
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To: Gumdrop

Please don’t link schizophrenics with this; most schizophrenics are peaceful and trying their best to live a normal productive life.


25 posted on 08/04/2014 9:43:38 PM PDT by Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi ( Gen. 12:3: a warning to all anti-semites.)
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