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Posted on 03/31/2012 1:45:43 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama: Government 'made this country great' byJoel Gehrke Commentary Staff Writer
President Obama attacked Republicans for their desire to cut the government spending that "made this country great," while also faulting them for failing to "balance the budget."
Obama said that Republicans have "one message and that is, we're going to make sure that we cut people's taxes even more -- so that by every objective measure our deficit is worse and we will slash government investments that have made this country great," he argued, "not because it's going to balance the budget, but because it's driven by our ideological vision about how government should be. That's their agenda, pure and simple."
The president should avoid attacking budgets for failing to balance. Senate Democrats have refused to propose a budget of any kind in over 1,000 days. President Obama's budget included $3.6 trillion in new spending this year. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., proposed a plan to balance the budget in five years. The Republican Study Committee has also proposed a plan to balance the budget in five years.
"This president is completely irresponsible," Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., told The Washington Examiner in a discussion of Obama's budgetary policies. "He's been in office three years. The problems that are facing us, that have us on the edge of the cliff -- he's avoided. It's a cowardly thing to do as a world leader not to address the big problems . . . I really think it's disgraceful."
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The American citizen made this country Great.
This guy is an ignorant moron.
LIMITED government made country great.
Otherwise the USSR, Nazi Germany, and Imperial Japan would be preeminent in the world.
One would think that that fact would make a good campaign issue.
I get so tied of government spending now referred to an ‘investment”.
Freedom, free enterprise, work ethic... there are a thousand other things I would list before “government.”
Obama believes the nasty, incompetent Motor Vehicle Department Clerk or degenerate, corrupt Chicago Machine democrat party politician is what made America great.
I say it is the farmer, the entrepreneur, the small business owner.
Spoken like a true socialist..
Barry Soetoro once again shows his ignorance of American history. The idiot is clueless.
Did you secretly write this?
One day 0bama will return to hell from where he came.
What a thoroughly disgusting POS.
Obama - Butt Sniffer and Scourage in Chief. A pox upon our country!
Allow me to expand your statement---This guy is a Narcissistic, egomaniacal, un-Constitutional, white Kenyan, America hating, history revisionist, racist, unskilled but practiced debater (have teleprompter, will travel daily), ignorant moron, who intends to destroy this country as we know it to make up for perceived past crimes against humanity.
> Obama: Government ‘made this country great’
Government had nothing to do with it you consumate moron.
Patriots made this country great. Without those willing to stand and defend this country, and without those who would take the risk and invest their entire life savings and sweat to start a small business, you’d be nothing.
WOW. The “Constitutional Professor” actually doesn’t know that it was the limits on Government that made this nation great.
Comment: Now that we have degenerated into a mere demographic we have elected "The Divine One." The mere fact he was elected is living proof America is dying.
Steel will, amber waves of grain, independent, hard work, moral clarity, the genius of inventiveness and open country made this country. But God Almighty saw to it to make America great.
‘government spending that “made this country great,”’
And where does Obama think the government got the money to do the spending that “made this country great”? He probably thinks we just printed it and that nobody worked hard and earned the wealth first.
Patriots made this country great, ya commie.
Hey, he might actually be starting to get it! No, wait, this was a speech. If it holds true to every other hussein speech, it is mostly a lie. Too bad, because he got that part right. A smaller, Constitutionally limited, unobtrusive, liberty loving and freedom respecting government is exactly what I want. Not some huge socialist/fascist behemoth that controls every facet of my existence.
`government investment` is a contradiction in terms:
Webster`s definition of invest[ment]:
``To lay out (money or capital) in business with the view of obtaining an income or profit.``
1. Government is not a business.
2. Government is a non-profit entity.
Ergo government cannot use the term `government investment because it cannot fit the definition of ``investment`` or ``invest``.
Ergo anyone using the term ``government investment`` is a prevaricator.
This is what makes this jackass clown an idiot.
No, Mr Obama, or whoever you really are, the Constitution and its limits to government is what made this country great.
The more the Government intervenes, the more problems and lack of freedom.
I was God, guns and traditional family that made this country great. The government has always been an impediment to that to varying degrees. The parasites, both rich and poor, have always used government to take from our nation.
About the only greatness from the government have been the military and the space program. He’s against both of those.
I’m going to refrain from the name calling. It is sufficient to note that every time Obama opens his mouth, it is more than evident that he preaches a destructive anti-American marxist sermon to his throngs of mind-numbed followers. He is anti-everything that made the United States the country that it traditionally is. He’s an usurper, an outsider, and a friend of the enemies of this country.
Gov. made this country great? LOL They let the looney out of the bin long enough to come up with this gem?
Okay, if the government made this country great I say EVERYONE across the nation stop getting paid by check, take cash only. Let’s see how long Howdy Doody and his government would last.
One sick puppy.
When I get depressed from reading this shiet, when I get sick realizing this ass is our POUTUS, then it’s time for some Wind of Change blasted at number 11 through my 200 watt homemade death receiver through my 4 Jensen speakers...
Yes it literally knocks pictures and dishes onto the floor.
Let’s weigh the brilliance and understanding of the chosen one against some other notable men.....
“Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.”
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.”
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.”
-William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicity.
-Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address.
I rest my case.
Government is fast destroying anything good about this country.
The guy is a enemy alien at least, more than likely a groomed mole destroyer.
Urban Rodent sez: “Good food comes from tipped over garbage cans. Everyone knows that. Garbage cans are what make out nest great!”
Yet he’s not a “Socialist” and none dare call him that
If government made this country great why would some idiot want to fundamentally change it?
Hmmm, April First isn't until tomorrow, and I don't see JOHN SEMMENS' byline.
Mister Obama actually said this?
WOW... no, it was kicking a British government out of our affairs, loser.
Muslims and leftists are like that, you want apostasy or divorce or a declaration of independence, and you get a promise of death sentence.
Everything about government has expanded under Buckwheat, including Michelle’s butt.
Where is that great video from a couple of months ago showing men in a holy communion service on a rolling ship destined for battle of WWII in the Pacific? That will haunt my memory for a long time, looking into the faces of so many who you knew would never be coming back.
Government may be the hardware, but its people are the software without whom the greatest technical innovations are so much useless junk.
God help us all.
Obama lies once again. Cutting Tax Revenue collected is a Liberal policy. They increase Tax Rates and get less money.
In Obama’s case we should rename “The Laffer Curve” to “The Laughing Commie”. He laughs because the Useful Idiots believe every word that come out of his lying Pie Hole.
If it isn't about Taxes, it's the Liberal Obama 2% Lie about the United States Oil Supply.