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Obama Said Private Sector Never Made Investments In Education And Basic Research
Fox News ^ | October 22, 2012

Posted on 10/22/2012 11:00:58 PM PDT by AJFavish

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President Obama: . . . And if we're not making investments in education and basic research, which is not something that the private sector is doing at a sufficient pace right now and has never done, then we will lose the (inaudible) in things like clean energy technology.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2012debates
So according to President Obama, the private sector has never made investments in education and basic research. This is the view of a man with a DNA-level hostility to the private sector. It is also one of the most brazenly stupid and dishonest statements ever uttered at a Presidential debate. From the Carnegie Foundation and thousands of other foundations that sprang from the private sector that have funded all sorts of education projects and basic research, to Apple and General Foods and thousands upon thousands of other private sector companies that have done the same thing, the evidence against President Obama's statement would be thicker than the ObamaCare law. Staggering that anybody could vote for this guy.
1 posted on 10/22/2012 11:01:06 PM PDT by AJFavish
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To: AJFavish

Actually it ISN’T staggering that anyone could vote for Obama. After all, 95% of the people who WILL vote for him couldn’t READ the sentence in question!


2 posted on 10/22/2012 11:05:56 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: AJFavish

Amazing isn’t it?


3 posted on 10/22/2012 11:05:56 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: AJFavish

Chill. We’ve all known for the past 4 years he’s an imbecile who reads everything thru a teleprompter. 3 more weeks and the kenyan klown is going down..


4 posted on 10/22/2012 11:08:40 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: AJFavish

Let’s keep funneling money into higher tuition at Universities with billions of dollars of endowment funds and in public school systems where the teachers are submitting falsified test scores.

Obama supports a corruption culture of academia with YOUR tax dollars.


5 posted on 10/22/2012 11:08:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: AJFavish

No, President Zero, the private sector doesn’t WASTE capital on destined-to-fail investments like Green Energy. If there’s money to be made, like let’s say with computers or that newfangled Internets, companies will pour R&D in.

It’s called capitalism, Obama, look it up.


6 posted on 10/22/2012 11:10:32 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: AJFavish
I am sure it was all government grants that developed the technology that fuels the current oil boom which has, among other things, catapulted North Dakota to second among oil producing states.

Oh, yeah, righty right right.

/s, as if I needed to tellya.

(Sheesh!)

7 posted on 10/22/2012 11:11:34 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: AJFavish

As I’ve said before Barack Obama is too stupid to be an idiot.


8 posted on 10/22/2012 11:12:03 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: AJFavish

There are plenty of private companies involved in education and research. Mayo Foundation, Scripps Research Institute, Smith-Kettlewell Institute, Battel Foundation... I could go on all night.


9 posted on 10/22/2012 11:12:13 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: AJFavish

for most of this country’s history, education and basic research was conducted entirely by the private sector. hospitals too.

idiot history revisionist marxist america-hating muslim.


10 posted on 10/22/2012 11:15:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: AJFavish
Obama Said Private Sector Never Made Investments In Education And Basic Research

You've got 150 million people looking at their tax bills while you say that, jackass.

11 posted on 10/22/2012 11:17:02 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: AJFavish

This is jaw-dropping, staggeringly stupid beyond belief. Beyond the foundations and programs you named every single one of us taxpayers working in the private sector makes an ‘’investment in education’’ every time we pay local, state and federal taxes that in part go to school construction, teachers salaries etc.


12 posted on 10/22/2012 11:17:12 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: AJFavish

obama’s a Marxist and sees the world through that ideology. Of course, he has a reflexive hatred of the private sector.


13 posted on 10/22/2012 11:18:18 PM PDT by matt1234 (As Obama sowed in the Arab Spring, so he is reaping in the Arab Fall.)
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To: AJFavish

Has this d0uc#e manchild ever heard of Bill Gates? Or Steve Jobs? They didn’t build that...


14 posted on 10/22/2012 11:24:50 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: AJFavish
Obama is full of deceit. An example of great American tradition is the contest between Samuel Langley and the Wright Brothers.

Langley a product of high class snot nose education (Boston Latin School and Harvard University) tried to pioneer in aviation. He got $70,000 grants from the government for his research. Meanwhile the Wright Brothers were working on their own dime. I always love the PBS broadcasts that show Langley's bold attempts to launch a plane off a catapult in the Potomac River and watch it crash and sink like a rock. Meanwhile, the Wright Brothers using good old fashion American pragmatism with no help from the government got to fly. If you were born in Kenya, you probably wouldn't know this history. For those unfamiliar with Langley, here is a link.

Samuel Langley

15 posted on 10/22/2012 11:25:08 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Kirkwood

inside.mines.edu/~zhiwu/seminar/abs_1010.pdf:

Sept. 3, 2012: SD School of Mines Receives $49 Million Schlumberger Gift ...


16 posted on 10/22/2012 11:48:44 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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Dec 6, 2010 ... Washington State University has received a $26 million gift from its richest dropout, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the Seattle Times reports.


17 posted on 10/22/2012 11:50:11 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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WVU Department of Geology and Geography receives $10.2 million ...

Dec 2, 2011 ... “This in-kind gift supports important work in the energy field that WVU is ... “
Research and development at the university level is a critical component of
energy ... Halliburton’s repeated commitment to our research and teaching ..


18 posted on 10/22/2012 11:52:53 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Never forget that half the people in this country have an IQ less than 100, by definition.

Explains a lot...


19 posted on 10/23/2012 1:21:01 AM PDT by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: AJFavish

The public sector should withhold all contributions for one week, just to show what happens to all sorts of businesses and organizations.


20 posted on 10/23/2012 1:55:08 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: skr

Oops, I meant the private sector!


21 posted on 10/23/2012 1:56:12 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: AJFavish

Many or most of our universities were started by religious organizations. States came late to the game (but good for them) and set up land grant and other state universities


22 posted on 10/23/2012 2:41:48 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: AJFavish

“....which is not something that the private sector is doing at a sufficient pace right now and has never done....”

Man might want to pick up a history book for starters.


23 posted on 10/23/2012 2:43:20 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: max americana

2 weeks, not 3 weeks.


24 posted on 10/23/2012 3:27:49 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: max americana

Apparently I wasn’t really involved in a Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers program for high school students that taught and promoted the idea of students learning robotics. Apparently the companies that fronted this effort with hundreds of thousands of dollars for a single county’s program didn’t acutually do that. Maybe I didn’t personally award a trophy at that contest. Maybe I didn’t provide hands-on experience in troubleshooting electrical systems. Or, maybe the president is full of crap. Again.


25 posted on 10/23/2012 4:56:16 AM PDT by Pecos (Double tap: the only acceptable gun control)
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To: max americana
3 more weeks and the kenyan klown is going down..

Hopefully that was aimed at the Dim voters. The rest of us will be voting in 2 more weeks.

26 posted on 10/23/2012 5:06:26 AM PDT by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: AJFavish

bttt


27 posted on 10/23/2012 5:28:40 AM PDT by AJFavish (www.allanfavish.com)
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To: AJFavish

As with everything else he [obama]says, this is also a lie.


28 posted on 10/23/2012 5:35:16 AM PDT by sport
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To: AJFavish
Obama Said Private Sector Never Made Investments In Education And Basic Research
Obama's 'right'. Who again was the gubmint bureaucrat: As to education, one could tell when a town in the Old West became civilized when it built two things -- and all by themselves no less: A Church, and a School. And nobody from DC did one tiny thing to help. It was all done by We The People.

Oh ... wait ....??? I guess Obama is not right after all.
(Gee. Who'd a saw that coming /s)

29 posted on 10/23/2012 5:37:19 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: skr
The private sector should withhold all contributions for one week, just to show what happens to all sorts of businesses and organizations.

If the Kenyan wins and manages to tax the rich this WILL happen but on a permanent basis. A normal person knows that when one expense (like taxes) goes up you reduce other expenses in order to stay within the budget. Rat morons just don't get it!

30 posted on 10/23/2012 5:57:25 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: jmacusa

The press needs to cover this remark by Obama. It is much worse than President Ford’s statement during a debate in 1976 that the people of Eastern Europe do not feel dominated by the Soviet Union.


31 posted on 10/23/2012 7:11:48 AM PDT by AJFavish (www.allanfavish.com)
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