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Obama: The 'Weaknesses In Our Economy' Are Due to Cuts in State and Local Gov't
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Posted on 06/08/2012 4:24:45 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama: The 'Weaknesses In Our Economy' Are Due to Cuts in State and Local Gov't By Fred Lucas June 8, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said today that the private sector is doing fine but that the economy is suffering because of cuts in state and local government.

“The private sector is doing fine,” Obama said at a press conference on Friday. “Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy, have to do with state and local government -- oftentimes, cuts initiated by governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the federal government and who don’t have the same kind of flexibility as the federal government in dealing with fewer revenues coming in.”

State and local leaders were not the only ones to blame for a bad economy, as the president also blamed Republicans in Congress.

“If Republicans want to be helpful, if they really want to move forward, and put people back to work, what they should be thinking about is, ‘How do we help state and local governments and how do we help the construction industry?’” Obama said. “Because the recipes that they’re promoting are basically the kinds of policies that would add weakness to the economy, would result in further layoffs, would not provide relief in the housing market, and would result – I think most economists would estimate – in lower growth.”

Obama’s remarks about not enough state employees comes the same week that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, survived a union-backed recall election because he curbed some of the state employee benefits and collective bargaining rules. Walker won the recall by a 9 percent margin, 54 to 45 percent.

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Absolutely Unqualified........
1 posted on 06/08/2012 4:24:50 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
I wonder what planet Obama is President? He's surely not on this one. Is he on dope (we all know he is a dope) or some kind of euphoric drug?
2 posted on 06/08/2012 4:29:40 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Sub-Driver
Unqualified and deluded. This FOOL still thinks life is an academic exercise in socialism.
3 posted on 06/08/2012 4:30:06 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: vetvetdoug

When you realize that Obama’s only frame of reference is that “Government IS the economy” you understand his thinking.


4 posted on 06/08/2012 4:32:49 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: skeeter
Unqualified and deluded. This FOOL still thinks life is an academic exercise in socialism.

He's a red diaper baby...they can't think for themselves. They are robots (take a look into the eyes of Valerie Jarrett).

The answer is always more government.

5 posted on 06/08/2012 4:34:36 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Sow the wind...reap the whirlwind!)
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6 posted on 06/08/2012 4:34:36 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did he take any economics classes in college? What kind of grades did he get? Oh...I forgot. That is none of our business.


7 posted on 06/08/2012 4:36:11 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: vetvetdoug
"I wonder what planet Obama is President?"

Yet, he is still popular. Go figure.

8 posted on 06/08/2012 4:37:23 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The hosts are doing fine. The vampires are suffering.


9 posted on 06/08/2012 4:38:29 PM PDT by Starstruck
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To: Sub-Driver

The weakness in our economy is because we have a FOREIGN president with FOREIGN ideologies that don’t work for America. The reason there is so much division in Congress is because Democrats are no longer Americans.


10 posted on 06/08/2012 4:41:54 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: raybbr

It definitely is mixed signals, and confused calls that are coming out of the WH. Absolutely correct, he thinks the Gov’t IS the economy. And some of us think it should be cut back and be smaller. So I’d say we’re having success!


11 posted on 06/08/2012 4:42:30 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Starstruck

How stupid is obama?

Does he not understand that the private sector funds the state and local govt?

If the private sector is doing fine, then enough tax revenue would be generated to allow states to meet current payroll.

HOW DOES HE NOT GRASP THIS?


12 posted on 06/08/2012 4:43:32 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama: The 'Weaknesses In Our Economy' Are Due to Cuts in State and Local Gov't By Fred Lucas June 8, 2012

No the cuts in government are because of the first class idiot who is flailing in the Oval Office screwing up our economy almost to the point of where it can't be repaired.

13 posted on 06/08/2012 4:48:34 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

“’The private sector is doing fine,’ Obama said at a press conference on Friday. ‘Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy, have to do with state and local government — oftentimes, cuts initiated by governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the federal government’”

Truly, there is not a facepalm big enough to post for this level of economic ignorance. Not even Godzilla’s. :-)


14 posted on 06/08/2012 4:50:21 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Leave it to a Communist to say that it’s only the state that is doing poorly economically and needs help.


15 posted on 06/08/2012 4:50:42 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: forgotten man
Did he take any economics classes in college?

Yes, Keynesian economics and socialism.

16 posted on 06/08/2012 4:50:54 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: raybbr

Government money is magic money


17 posted on 06/08/2012 4:51:40 PM PDT by molson209
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To: GlockThe Vote
If the private sector is doing fine, then enough tax revenue would be generated to allow states to meet current payroll.

Or it could be that the private sector is hanging on to too much of the money that belongs rightly to the government. Any right thinkning person would see the necessity of redistributing that back to the government via taxes,fees, penalties and/or any other revenue generating scheme. The clingers are sooo unpatriotic.

18 posted on 06/08/2012 4:53:41 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: molson209
Government money is magic money

That's no way to talk about 0bama's stash in an election year!

19 posted on 06/08/2012 4:55:06 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

The economy needs more (borrowed) federal STIMULUS grants to sustain employment of local government and school district employees, as many of them are dues-paying members of labor unions. Perfectly clear.


20 posted on 06/08/2012 4:55:56 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Sub-Driver

This is clearly his spin on the Walker election. Instead of seeing the need for cuts, he is demonizing the states who have the guts to make them and implying that the Feds (namely Obama) will be coming to the rescue. This man is absolutely living in a world apart from the rest of us. He just simply refuses to “get it!” His ideological prism originated from too many years as a “community organizer” which consisted of spend, spend, spend and never worry about paying the money back. Hard telling how much of his life consisted of free college and “pretend jobs” based on his “Kenyan” Heritage. NEVER in his life, has he had to live within a budget, because the “other guy” always paid the tab and there was always someone else to do the real work!


21 posted on 06/08/2012 4:56:02 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: GlockThe Vote

They are laying off the Public employees that were hired by Stimulus 1 and 2 money. Now, that money has run out and Obama is trying for Stimulus 3. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting to get different results.


22 posted on 06/08/2012 4:57:08 PM PDT by Starstruck
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To: Sub-Driver

Even if he actually believed this, which I think he does.....after the Walker stunning victory in Wisconsin of anti union anti public sector one would think he would not be pushing that message of more state and local government


23 posted on 06/08/2012 4:59:37 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: GlockThe Vote

What he said.


24 posted on 06/08/2012 5:06:31 PM PDT by matchgirl (OMG! Obama Must Go !!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
cuts initiated by governors or mayors . . . who don’t have the same kind of flexibility as the federal government in dealing with fewer revenues coming in

Yes, those who have to adhere to a budget and cannot spend us into oblivion...

BTW, didn't WI's Walker save precious public-sector jobs by belt-tightening, and by Obama's "logic" thus help the economy?

25 posted on 06/08/2012 5:09:03 PM PDT by mikrofon (Clueless-in-Chief)
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To: Sub-Driver

Typical statist. Government above all else.


26 posted on 06/08/2012 5:13:27 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

I can hear “Walter” now...”Dumb A**”...................


27 posted on 06/08/2012 5:27:48 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: prairiebreeze

marker


28 posted on 06/08/2012 5:30:04 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: onevoter

Hard telling how much of his life consisted of free college and “pretend jobs” based on his “Kenyan” Heritage. NEVER in his life, has he had to live within a budget, because the “other guy” always paid the tab and there was always someone else to do the real work!


Very well said. But....there was a time in his life when he did have to live on a budget (1994-2002). And Mouchelle almost divorced him.


29 posted on 06/08/2012 5:31:43 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama said, "If they really want to move forward, we should be thinking, ‘How do we help state and local governments.

Someone drug test this moron.

30 posted on 06/08/2012 5:41:38 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt. He’s calling for a renewed Federalism - let the states keep more of that money and defund the FedGov. Then failures will be even clearer.


31 posted on 06/08/2012 5:50:08 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Sub-Driver
Completely ignorant of private sector capitalism.

Just big government spending & intrusion at every level.

32 posted on 06/08/2012 5:52:55 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Sub-Driver
Bobo is bored and he wants out, so he can cash in on the book advance and the lecture circuit. Bobo figures Romney is the least evil, so all the fight has gone out of him, after seeing the internals confirmed what he already knew -- Obama is The One-Term™.
33 posted on 06/08/2012 6:06:00 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Sub-Driver

He just blew himself up big time.

There’s no putting that genie back in the bottle...

Everybody now knows that’s what he believes - a bit like telling the Russians his hands will be free after the election...

Ooh that smell...

A burning Presidency surrounds him...


34 posted on 06/08/2012 6:07:30 PM PDT by DB
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To: vetvetdoug

“He’s surely not on this one. Is he on dope (we all know he is a dope) or some kind of euphoric drug?”

He is throwing the election. A more clever statist is required for the fabian agenda to proceed without resistance.

Romney is going to win, and will continue the NWO agenda without spiking gun sales and sparking marches on Washington DC, as the more obvious Obama has.


35 posted on 06/08/2012 6:09:17 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Kenyan lizard committed political suicide today. It’s over.


36 posted on 06/08/2012 6:50:24 PM PDT by y6162
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To: Sub-Driver

I think Obama is in another revenge moment, which will be increasingly frequent, as things go our way state after state. Alinsky 2 would like very much to create headaches and anarchy in his enemy states. Those would be the Republican ones who are surviving, as opposed to the Marxist states sharing with one another the bad air of the dumpster they’re in together.


37 posted on 06/08/2012 8:27:55 PM PDT by RitaOK (No Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Obama: The 'Weaknesses In Our Economy' Are Due to Cuts in State and Local Gov't"

Na. Our economic fall is caused by costs of state and local governments.


38 posted on 06/08/2012 8:52:41 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Sub-Driver
“The private sector is doing fine,”

By fine does he mean according to his plan to destroy it? In that case he is correct.

39 posted on 06/08/2012 11:35:30 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Sub-Driver
I knew he was stupid but I have a box of rocks that is a pure genius!
40 posted on 06/08/2012 11:41:24 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Sub-Driver

So it`s not kiosks, ATMs, tsunamis, Europe or greed this week? Wow Barky, you`re tough to track. Next week it`ll be sunspots, Somali pirates and Barney.


41 posted on 06/09/2012 2:19:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: AGreatPer

Yep.. many simply feel sorry for him.


42 posted on 06/09/2012 2:22:57 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Sub-Driver

State and local governments, eh?

Sounds like someone found a long-lost stash of blow.


43 posted on 06/09/2012 2:28:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: AGreatPer

Folks tend not to bite the hand that feeds them, just as they tend not to care at whose expense their meals are being delivered.

That is the true reason why folks tend to break the political bands that had previously connected them. Not because of their rulers but because they don’t agree and can’t otherwise trust each other to leave one anther alone.(Usually because one side has no intention of leaving the other alone.)

That is the real reason our forefathers had to secede from the British Empire. The people of Britain could no longer be trusted to respect our rights.


44 posted on 06/09/2012 11:22:09 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Sub-Driver
This is what you get when America elects a narrow-minded communist academic ideologue with a good speaking voice to the Presidency, on the strength of recommendations from MSNBC and the NYT.

I'm sorry American voters are so stupid.

45 posted on 06/11/2012 4:55:16 AM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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