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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Of course it does, unless you redefine the English language.
Of course confounding pure welfare (NO contributory participation whatsoever) with Social Security doesn't help clarity in any discussion.
When the number of welfare recipients grossly overwhelm the producers, the system fails.
It's simple math.
Far as I know, there is no such thing as "ebonics math."
Not takers...Criminal Crooks and Thieves who Steal under the color of authority.
That is exactly what he is trying to do. When they put Medicare and Medicaid together they are trying to legitimatize Medicaid as being the same sort of program that Medicare is. Funny we don't hear about the annual deductible related to Medicaid (which we continue to pay for monthly on Medicare by the way).
With the number of "disability" social security recipients approved in recent years due to the unemployment problem the program just got in much worse shape. Aren't they collecting ss for their spouse and kids too?
This from "The Taker In Chief"!
Doesn't matter what you think.
Your Social Security benefits are no more or less earned than the welfare queen with 12 kids by 12 different baby-daddys, or the babbling alcoholic who has never held a job, or the able-bodied willingly ignorant who "qualify" for permanent disability...
Exactly. Medicare is not a government "freebie". It is a program they force you into and then take your money by force to pay for it.
I am paying in to Medicare right now and I am twenty five years away from being forced into the "plan"
I have insurance and I would like to keep it but I can't. When I turn 67 I will have to give up my current insurance as primary (but still have to keep it as secondary)and pay for Medicare and my coverage will go down.
And this is suppose to be a benefit?
“Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC)
(3) it could never sustain that 60% of the eventual outflow would be the result of what did not even exist when Social Security was created: lifetime support for the indolent and their little bastards....
That thought has crossed my mind more than once, FRiend.
They tell us it is an ENTITLEMENT.
Or until the new slave the Working Amercan, rebels...
This A-hole is the biggest, lying BS’er in history. What a mental midget.
Those are the TAKER Programs.
He purposely included the “funded” Entitlements that are meant for the same people who paid into them throughout their working lives to elicit the exact reaction you Posted.
As usual, he is playing us for fools. I'm sorry, he is playing the Useful Idiots for the fools they are.
It was not theft.
My client killed the two people in the home and stole their money and a large TV, for the greater good.
He was merely doing nightwork, part time, to redistribute to the masses, what was not the deceased’s property, by Executive Order and Obama’s Gettysburg Address of January 21, 2013.
Communist Tyrant Hussein Obama began his second illegal regime yesterday.
Tyrant Obama seeks revenge, and has the Democrats pledged to support his continued destruction of the United States of America.
GAME ON Obama, GAME ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, so now freedom means entitlements.
So, if you aren’t TAKING the money from me, then I don’t have to give it up, RIGHT??
And the IRS won’t come after me, RIGHT??
No? Oh. Please explain.