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Obama’s Economic Speech In Illinois As Prepared For Delivery (Returns to Campaign Mode, Same Old...)
TPM ^ | 24 Jul 13 | Obama

Posted on 07/24/2013 11:25:27 AM PDT by xzins

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Let me give you a quick preview of what I’ll be fighting for and why.

The first cornerstone of a strong and growing middle class has to be an economy that generates more good jobs in durable, growing industries. Over the past four years, for the first time since the 1990s, the number of American manufacturing jobs hasn’t gone down; they’ve gone up. But we can do more. So I’ll push new initiatives to help more manufacturers bring more jobs back to America. We’ll continue to focus on strategies to create good jobs in wind, solar, and natural gas that are lowering energy costs and dangerous carbon pollution. And I’ll push to open more manufacturing innovation institutes that turn regions left behind by global competition into global centers of cutting-edge jobs. Let’s tell the world that America is open for business – including an old site right here in Galesburg, over on Monmouth Boulevard.

Tomorrow, I’ll also visit the port of Jacksonville, Florida to offer new ideas for doing what America has always done best: building things. We’ve got ports that aren’t ready for the new supertankers that will begin passing through the new Panama Canal in two years’ time. We’ve got more than 100,000 bridges that are old enough to qualify for Medicare. Businesses depend on our transportation systems, our power grids, our communications networks – and rebuilding them creates good-paying jobs that can’t be outsourced. And yet, as a share of our economy, we invest less in our infrastructure than we did two decades ago. That’s inefficient at a time when it’s as cheap as it’s been since the 1950s. It’s inexcusable at a time when so many of the workers who do this for a living sit idle. The longer we put this off, the more expensive it will be, and the less competitive we will be. The businesses of tomorrow won’t locate near old roads and outdated ports; they’ll relocate to places with high-speed internet; high-tech schools; systems that move air and auto traffic faster, not to mention get parents home to their kids faster. We can watch that happen in other countries, or we can choose to make it happen right here, in America.

In an age when jobs know no borders, companies will also seek out the country that boasts the most talented citizens, and reward them with good pay. The days when the wages for a worker with a high-school degree could keep pace with the earnings of someone who got some higher education are over. Technology and global competition aren’t going away. So we can either throw up our hands and resign ourselves to diminished living standards, or we can do what America has always done: adapt, pull together, fight back and win.

Which brings me to the second cornerstone of a strong middle class: an education that prepares our children and our workers for the global competition they’ll face.

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1 posted on 07/24/2013 11:25:28 AM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

I boggles the mind that anyone would take anything Hussein says at face value.

Who in American doesn’t see by now that he is the worst possible person to have in high office?


2 posted on 07/24/2013 11:27:12 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: xzins

Preaching to the choir in Illinois.


3 posted on 07/24/2013 11:29:22 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: xzins
Doesn't Obama EVER stay in DC and do his job?

Obama taking credit for any slight increase in manufacturing is dishonest. It's mostly occurred in states with Republican governors who've gotten their budgets in line.

4 posted on 07/24/2013 11:29:45 AM PDT by grania
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To: BenLurkin
Who in American doesn’t see by now that he is the worst possible person to have in high office?

My sister-in-law and her husband--and all of their friends. They Looooove "Bareback" Obama!

5 posted on 07/24/2013 11:32:06 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (qui)
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To: xzins

A lot of words but absolutely no substance..


6 posted on 07/24/2013 11:35:29 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Yep, my sister and her husband. And all of their friends.


7 posted on 07/24/2013 11:41:52 AM PDT by NEMDF
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8 posted on 07/24/2013 11:42:00 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Who in American doesn’t see by now that he is the worst possible person to have in high office?
My sister-in-law and her husband—and all of their friends. They Looooove “Bareback” Obama!


Thats the scary part. People don’t listen to what this fool says, and what he actually does.

To call things like Bengazhi, IRS, NSA, not to forger Fast & Furious also
“ phony” should immediately eject him from office.

He is a disgrace as the leader of OUR COUNTRY....


9 posted on 07/24/2013 11:42:19 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: cardinal4

Typical


10 posted on 07/24/2013 11:45:46 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: cardinal4

That reads like he went through the archives at AlterNet.com and did random cut/pastes out of around two dozen articles.


11 posted on 07/24/2013 11:53:32 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BenLurkin

You just know that someone pulled a speech off the shelf from 2012 (2007?) changed a few words and sent him out to campaign against IRS, Benghazi, NSA, Fast and Furious, etc.

And the media get to vote which is “relevant” and which should be on the frontpage or the evening news.

I’m betting they pick....”We’ll continue to focus on strategies to create good jobs in wind, solar, and natural gas that are lowering energy costs and dangerous carbon pollution.”


12 posted on 07/24/2013 11:57:03 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

13 posted on 07/24/2013 11:57:14 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That makes sense, he is nothing but a “composite” himself..


14 posted on 07/24/2013 12:00:35 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: xzins
So when Honda was looking for a place to build autos, they chose Alabama because the roads were better?

Obama claims to support manufacturing, but it's only an excuse to spend. Infrastructure, sure, but the real goal is putting some walking-around money on the street. Elections are just around the corner, and the 'Rats need some juice....

15 posted on 07/24/2013 12:01:33 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: ZOOKER

What he actually said here was that those of you who are heading into Year 7 of a jobs recession, it’s all the fault of those EEEEEEVIL 1% ers who earned 40% more while you lost your job or your wages stagnate.

Standard fare for online leftist pap.
Stunning to see it coming from the mouth of a POTUS.


16 posted on 07/24/2013 12:09:22 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: xzins

Sounded like a true community organizer. LOL.


17 posted on 07/24/2013 12:10:17 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Welfare Warriors?

I think they left off “aborted”


18 posted on 07/24/2013 12:10:39 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: xzins

Let me guess. Spend more money. Raise taxes. Print more money. More green energy “investment”.

Did I miss anything important?


19 posted on 07/24/2013 12:15:14 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

The evil rich...other than that you nailed it

:>)


20 posted on 07/24/2013 12:16:10 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: ZOOKER

Everybody knows they chose Alabama because of their football program!

When you’re raising oxen for the line, they don’t need no steenkin’ roads. Makes ‘em strong to pull through the mud.


21 posted on 07/24/2013 12:18:07 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Just love all these new ideas. Are the people smart enough to recognize that these are the same programs that have failed in the past just wrapped up in a few different words?


22 posted on 07/24/2013 12:49:02 PM PDT by kempster
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To: xzins
"Some of these ideas I’ve talked about before, and some will be new. Some will require Congress, and some I will pursue on my own."

There were wild cheers from the audience at this line. Obama is telegraphing his intention to go around Congress, once again.

23 posted on 07/24/2013 12:49:47 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: xzins

Typical Baraq. Five personal pronouns in the snip alone.


24 posted on 07/24/2013 1:31:49 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: xzins
Photo of owebama's speech, suitable for framing...
25 posted on 07/24/2013 3:18:09 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (GOTS: Food, water, guns, ammo, useful skills, cash, and precious metals.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Really? Welfare Warriors?

Who needs a job when there are these idiots influencimg policies?


26 posted on 07/24/2013 3:31:38 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: xzins
Tomorrow, I’ll also visit the port of Jacksonville, Florida to offer new ideas for doing what America has always done best: building things.

Look out Jacksonville. the Anti-Midas Obama is coming to town. You will have lost most of your "building" jobs by this time next year.

27 posted on 07/24/2013 3:50:10 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: xzins

How long has he stayed in DC for since he took office? It seems like once or twice a week he is in CA than FL or something like that.


28 posted on 07/24/2013 4:09:37 PM PDT by matt04
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29 posted on 07/24/2013 4:14:52 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: ZOOKER
So when Honda was looking for a place to build autos, they chose Alabama because the roads were better?

along with Mercedes Benz, Hyundai also in Alabama, and Kia just over the border in Georgia...yep, gotta be the roads...

30 posted on 07/24/2013 5:37:32 PM PDT by sternup
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To: RKBA Democrat

Wow that might be the only pic of zero at a podium without at least one or two black or Hispanics sitting behind him. Could that be deliberate?


31 posted on 07/24/2013 9:49:54 PM PDT by uncitizen (Barack Obama hates white people)
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To: xzins

Although I hate what Obama stands for politically I have to give him credit for being smart enough to go to the American people, like Reagan did. (It’s probably the Socialist/Marxist way when you can’t have an outright military coup.) Would that we had a legion of Reagans who had the inclination and intelligence to take their case to the American people and replace the Socialists.


32 posted on 07/25/2013 6:00:56 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: xzins
Why aren't there a whole bunch of libertarian/conservative Americans who are taking OUR case to the American people, instead of grousing about Obama's doing so. He's doing the right thing for the wrong reasons. Why can't we have people on our side doing the right thing for the right reasons?

The only person I see today matching Obmaa's smart political sense of connecting with the American people is Sarah Palin. Why don't we have more Palins and Reagans?

This is probably why: becasue you have to be a true believer. Obama is a true believer. What he believes takes priority over political hand-wringing. Same with Reagan, same with Palin. The Right needs more true believers on the national scene and less political hand-wringing nonsense. As has been said, the Right needs more Pattons and less patent leather.

33 posted on 07/25/2013 6:13:04 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: xzins; All

Commie Obama’s talking points are smokescreen distractions for the products of Obama’s first 4 years in office:

* Refusal to close US Southern Border to Mexican illegal alien invaders
* No known un-forged records of Citizenship, or Scholarship
* Benghazi Massacre
* Cover up of Benghazi Massacre
* Destruction of Seal Team Six
* IRS-Obama’care” Commune Death Grip on Wealth and Health
* NSA-Gestapo Death Grip
* Destruction of the US Coal Industry
* Refusal to permit XL Pipeline construction
* Trillion Dollar a year Federal Overspending
* Monthly violations of the US Constitution by Obama

BTW, the best indicator of a PHONY ADMINISTRATION is the number of its REAL SCANDALS.


34 posted on 07/28/2013 8:29:36 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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