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Obama Promises To Fix Inequality After Making It Worse
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/22/2013 | John Merline

Posted on 01/23/2013 4:13:33 AM PST by IBD editorial writer

A centerpiece of President Obama's second inaugural address was a call for greater economic equality, with the president saying that "our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it."

But that's precisely what's happened over the past four years, as Obama's economic policies left the majority of Americans falling behind while the wealthy few got further ahead.

Evidence of this is everywhere you look.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: economy; inequality; jobs; obama

1 posted on 01/23/2013 4:13:41 AM PST by IBD editorial writer
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To: IBD editorial writer

Everytime “O” opens his yap, I remember that scene in ‘The Jerk’ (I think that was the one) when C. Chase was looking at ‘s&^t and Shinola’ and had to be told the difference!!

“O” doesn’t know the difference and it’s obvious!


2 posted on 01/23/2013 4:19:56 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: IBD editorial writer

I am not against inequality of wealth, as long as there is equaity of work.

I am not for handing my money go to lazy bastids who sit home collecting food stamps and unemployment, and waiting for the next entitlement.

We have millions in this country sitting on their asses while we import others illegally to do their work.

We send illegals kids to school, pay their medical expenses and now they want to go to college free while my kids have to pay.

I am not against legal immigrants, but its time to stop illegals.


3 posted on 01/23/2013 4:22:46 AM PST by Venturer
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To: IBD editorial writer

“...Obama’s economic policies left the majority of Americans falling behind while the wealthy few got further ahead...”


This is an inevitable outcome of a communist or Marxist government structure. The elites persist inside a tightening noose that increasingly squeezes their own members out into the “masses” as wealth dwindles and is kept in fewer and fewer hands. In fact, so-called cultural or political “purges” are arranged to accommodate this inevitable economic shrinking.

This contraction of the elite class occurred in every 20th century bloc nation and in the Soviet Union too. As you see the number of elites, of wealthy, decrease, you are seeing Marxism measurably fail—which it inevitably must. Mrs. Thatcher’s “you eventually run out of other people’s money” is the simple way of saying it.


4 posted on 01/23/2013 4:25:16 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: IBD editorial writer
the response to every uttrance coming from this idiots constantly flapping piehole should be screamed repeatedly

FU BO

stop pussy footin around with this communist turd

5 posted on 01/23/2013 4:26:32 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: IBD editorial writer

“A centerpiece of President Obama’s second inaugural address was a call for greater economic equality...”

Nothing new here; Lenin said much the same thing, with results which history documents only too well.


6 posted on 01/23/2013 4:29:03 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: IBD editorial writer

In equality cannot be fixed. It begins the first few seconds after conception and continues from that moment on.

There are lots of reasons for inequality but laziness is near the top and can’t be remedied.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 4:29:04 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: IBD editorial writer
Mankind is hardwired to compete, and that means; winners and losers.

If only The Dear Leader were allowed to pursue his glorious agenda (subsuming the individual to the collective) without opposition or resistance, everything would be just perfect.

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8 posted on 01/23/2013 4:40:34 AM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: bert
Liberals have always run the ‘inequality’ scam on the world.

In fact, humanity is NOT uniformly endowed across the entire spectrum of the genetic blueprint....NO ONE is identical to the next guy! THAT is the truth!

But, Liberals LOVE confusing ‘equality’ with natural (also, wholesome and necessary) individual distinctions. And Conservatives LET THEM!!

It's time for some bare bones distinctions between ‘equality’ and capabilities (either natural or cultivated).

There is (has been for decades) a true equality of opportunities in this country.

After 30 + years of affirmative action, if minorities don't have a better job, education, car, home, etc. than I do, then they must be abjectly brain dead!

9 posted on 01/23/2013 4:45:43 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: IBD editorial writer

“economic equality” is a the tired harbinger for political rhetoric Mr. Obama uses in his class war fare approach to governing....what did Ms. Obama pay for that banged wig or her designer clothes...I am sure both Mrs. Bushes and Mrs. Clinton spent far less on their First Lady clothes. Mr. Obama also repeated a line that Neville Chamberlain said, enamored with Hitler Chamberlain said there would be “peace in our time”. Mr. Obama is also enamored with the wrong crowd...repeated that phrase in his speech. Mr. Obama was raised Marxist by two Marxist fathers.


10 posted on 01/23/2013 4:51:36 AM PST by yoe
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To: IBD editorial writer

I think even us “wicked” conservatives want greater economic equality. Maybe if President Obama could take time off from demonizing us, he’d realize his methods don’t work. They’re creating MORE inequality, not less. Capitalism, limited government, and the free market bring the greatest good to the greatest number of people. Our methods grow the pie so that everyone can have a larger piece. The president may be able to distribute the pie more evenly, a debatable point, but his method only ends up shrinking it.


11 posted on 01/23/2013 4:57:54 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Hell yes! Equalities for fo everbodies! I wants a free FOAM!


12 posted on 01/23/2013 4:59:54 AM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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Although the great majority of people who vote for Dems are not communists or socialists (a very large percentage of Dems care barely read much less understand economic theories...although the percentage of true fascists i.e. avowed socialists grows larger every year), they vote in avowed socialists and assorted power-mongers like Obama.

The reason they do so is that they're supremely envious of anyone who has a dollar more than they do. And of course many are simply misfits or unable to secure a decent job due to lack of intelligence or discipline. They're easily suckered by demogogues like Obama who tell them life isn't fair, they're victims of the rich, and he will make amends by extracting all that ill-gotten wealth from the producers er excuse me "greedy rich."

The great irony is: after power-hungry autocrats like Obama get done with all their programs, the rich are still rich, and the envious, feckless Dem faithful are still poor or poorer than before the Dem Supreme Leader i.e. King Barack etal started their wealth-destroying initiatives. They never learn.

13 posted on 01/23/2013 5:04:26 AM PST by driftless2
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To: driftless2

that’s demAgogue...not demogogue.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 5:07:12 AM PST by driftless2
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To: sten
...the response to every uttrance coming from this idiot's constantly flapping piehole...

Great definition: the idiot with the flapping piehole!

15 posted on 01/23/2013 5:19:49 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: sten

Heh, 1,431+ days to go. I’m still in shock from Nov 6th. They did it 2x. We’re going to get what they voted for.


16 posted on 01/23/2013 5:40:47 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s/15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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To: IBD editorial writer; blam; Jim Robinson; onyx; LucyT; butterdezillion; RitaOK; All

” - - - greater economic equality - - - “

There are many ways that arrogant, Communist Tyrant Hussein Obama will try to re-state Karl Marx’s Dictum: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”

FDR put the Marx Dictum into law by enacting the Social Security Administration, and partially borrowing the idea also from Ponzi.

LBJ enacted Medicare and Medicaid.

Nixon penalized us with “Free” food give-away Food Stamps.

Carter claimed that making a profit above what HE thought should be made was a “Windfall,” and levied a Marxist “equality” tax on those Oil Companies that had the most ability.

GWB decided that all must learn equally, and saddled us with “No Child Left Behind.”

And now the death knell for America: Commune-Style Nationalization of 1/6 th of america’s economy in order to pay for Social Security, Medicare, Medicare, Aid to Dependent Children, Food Stamps, Bank and other Industry Regulators, No Child Left Behind, GSA Parties in Las Vegas, continuous Obamadrone attacks in any country in the World, Unlimited use of Corporate Jet Air Force One, a 20 million dollar Obama Retirement home in Hawaii, platoons of White House Computer spies to monitor the restless American citizens and Obama”care.”

The above quote injects the zombie mentality into Capitalist America to reduce one’s work ethic from striving to to better to just sitting and waiting for Big Brother Commie to hand out an equal portion to them.

This Plantation-style Welfare handout system has resulted in a Federal Government caused National Debt of over 16 TRILLION Dollars to our descendants.

Inequality of income is essential to motivate people to strive to better their work ethics, income and quality of life.

Equality of income is essential to lazy work ethics, lower income and a lower quality of life.

Inequality of income leads to progress, and a move forward in a Nation’s standard of living for all.

Equality of income leads to retrogression and a move backwards into a Nation of slavery to a king, dictator or tyrant.

Throughout History the default status of a civilization is decline has been slavery.

From the Old World European mentality, or the desire to “be taken care of from cradle to grave,” has come Feudalism, African Slavery, Socialism and finally Communism.

America has been tested by all of them, and all of them are rooted in the Old World desire to be equal economic slaves, where all are required to be equally lazy.

The antidote in England was the band of thieves that stole from the government and gave money back to the poor.

Yup! His name was ROBIN HOOD!


17 posted on 01/23/2013 6:55:01 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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