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Obama: I Defy You To Believe What I Said About Business

Zen. Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 4:05 AM
Destroying the Triad: What Limbaugh calls the ‘American entrepreneurial spirit’ is a combination of small and big businesses plus government regulation and investments alongside of private investments. It is called the ‘Mixed Economy.’ Polls show the majority of Americans favor the values of the mixed economy: support for public education, Social Security, Medicare, strong regulation of banks and the financial institutions, aid to the poor, and higher taxes on the wealthy. The ‘mixed economy’ is as Americana as apple pie. But Right-Wingers want to destroy that triad in favor of a big business plutocracy or corporatocracy that will monopolize and destroy not only our mixed economy but also American Democracy itself. One cannot help ....
Tacitus X Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 7:01 AM
The "plutocrats" are overwhelmingly Dims and socialists: Soros, Kerry, Corzine, Buffett, the Kennedys, the Rockefellers, (and name the Hollywood millionaires of your choice). No coincidence.
Hard Thought Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 6:31 AM
Zen,

You are wrong on so many levels that it is simply astouding.

Conservatives are pro business. Period. Large, medium and small businesses all contribute to economic growth and the creation of jobs and wealth. Wealth is not to be consolidated in the hands of the elite few as the liberals want to consolidate power in the hands of the elite few planners, but in the hands of everyone who contributes. Layabouts need not apply.
Hard Thought Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 6:35 AM
Government does not "invest" in anything. Government takes tax dollars from workers and businesses to fulfill legitimate government functions. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and education are not legitimate federal governmet functions. Those should be left to the individual States.
Hard Thought Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 6:37 AM
There is really no need to rebut the rest of your tirade as it is merely anti-conservative angst topped off with a little elitist jargon with a smattering of envy and class warfare thrown in for laughs.

Now, go figure out what it takes to drive an economy and come back and tell me when you get a job from a poor man or a bankrupt company and we can talk economics.
Zen. Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 4:05 AM
....laughing out loud while Limbaugh and his Right-Wing irk try to portray themselves as small business advocates. It is like saying they support the small farmers while they give all aid to agribusiness to drive the small farmers out of business. The bought and paid for political Right are anti-government big business advocates. Everything they do is to protect the wealth of the already obscenely wealthy few. To the doubtful, study how a corporate giant like Wal-Mart destroys the local mom and pop stores when it comes to town. Better still, study the career of a Right-Wing politician. For example, Paul D. Ryan has blocked and prevented any effective oversight and regulation of the banking sector. In return, the banking industry funds....
Zen. Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 4:06 AM
....his re-election. On the other hand, he has a slash and burn attitude on programs for the poor like Medicaid. Limbaugh attacks Obama’s so-called ‘sins.’ Obama is ‘sinful’ for attacking the unfettered and unregulated capitalism the Right-Wingers envisions. As for the redistribution of wealth, it is the corporate Right-Wingers who support a redistribution upward as the wealthy few withhold, withdraw, hoard, and concentrate more of the nation’s wealth upward. How else explain why red-state governors refuse to extend unemployment benefits, implement economic stimulus, and lately not expand Obamacare to cover additional millions of uninsured? --Zen
Seawolf Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 8:18 AM
"More of the nations wealth"...SO, it would appear that you are one of those people who believe there is a finite amount of money and the rich [read whites] got to it first. Wealth is created, it is never created by gov't, it is created by the people who take risks and bring things to market. Gov't stifles initiative, it takes and like a leech or a cancer, it eventually kills the host. Obama doesn't think like an American and neither do you if you believe one word that comes out of that serial liars mouth.

Obama's desperate protests that his anti-business rant was taken out of context are betrayed both by that very context and because they are a part of a piece -- just one more component of his war against the American entrepreneurial spirit.

He would have us believe that his words "you didn't build that" referred to roads and bridges and not businesses.

Given his accompanying statements -- "you didn't get there on your own," etc. -- that is an absurd construction. But even if that's what he meant, why would he have felt compelled to point out that businesses don't...