Skip to comments.Obama: Entitlements ‘Do Not Make Us A Nation Of Takers’
Posted on 01/21/2013 4:48:32 PM PST by SkyPilot
President Obama defended the idea of entitlements like Medicare and Social Security in his second inaugural address Monday, arguing that these programs strengthen the nation and free Americans to "take the risks that make this country great."
"We reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future," Obama said. "For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty, and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn."
He continued: "We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any time, may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm. The commitments we make to each other through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great."
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Whatever you say there Man's County.
I am actually very happy Bath House included this line in his little rant.
It shows that the truth hurts.
Squish the church into a corner then complain it’s not there when people need help... that’s our Big Eared Boy.
Sure Barry, as long as everyone has the same entitlements and everyone pays for their entitlement programs equally.
And abortion doesn’t make us into a nation of killers and same sex marriage doesn’t make us into Sodom and Ghommorah...
every barry statement is a deliberate perversion
arguing that these programs strengthen the nation and free Americans to “take the risks that make this country great.”
In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
History will show that the US was yet again another country that thought that ‘this time is different’ until it wasn’t
‘The hubris of empire repeating itself’.
Twists everything both out of context and out of proportion (minimizing and maximizing by turns).
The skinny little mulatto queerbait can try to redefine whatever he wishes.
Doesn’t make it so. Guess he hasn’t figured that out yet.
I guess 16 trillion+ in debt isn’t enough risk.
it comes naturally to him, hence the smooth delivery
that’s his “gift”
He musta french kissed the blarney stone
Almost half the US was glad to buy this kind of cr@p. How can they be so sure that the cr@pmeister won’t turn his lies on them?
OK, Skippy, I'll bite. If your entitlement leeches aren't takers, are they moochers?
Do you know the difference or are you a moocher like them? You certainly do everything to look and act like a moocher.
Sultan Knish ^ | January 19, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
PS:"For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty, and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn."
Obviously, minimusollini has never known someone trying to live only on social security, or anyone who's drug &/or booze habits and hard partying while pregnant awarded them with a house full of assorted disabilities and a steady income.
JFK sure would have oy-veyed at the teleprompter-parroting lightweight in the White Hut now. But JFK lived in the day when some liberals still had a little sense left.
Alright then. Not takers. Freeloaders. Squatters. Leeches. Parasites. Take your pick.