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Obama says Republicans blocking his efforts to fight economic inequality
The Hill ^ | 9/15/13 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 09/15/2013 11:32:15 AM PDT by Nachum

The president has powers to fight income inequality, President Obama argued in an interview broadcast Sunday, adding that Republicans in Congress have hobbled his efforts to do it. Appearing on ABC´s "This Week" program, Obama acknowledged that the wealthiest Americans have benefited disproportionately from the economic recovery of recent years. But he was quick to add that much of that trend is due to globalization, technology and, not least, the GOP´s opposition to his economic agenda – all factors he suggested are beyond his control. "I think the president can stop it," Obama said, when asked about the growing income

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Putin proved Obama's a pussy. Time to shut down the gov't.
1 posted on 09/15/2013 11:32:15 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 09/15/2013 11:33:00 AM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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To: Nachum
The president has powers to fight income inequality, President Obama argued in an interview broadcast Sunday, adding that Republicans in Congress have hobbled his efforts to do it.

I have the power to fly like a bird, but gravity hobbles my efforts to do it.

3 posted on 09/15/2013 11:36:15 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Nachum

How does Obama intend to provide “economic equality?” By government force?


4 posted on 09/15/2013 11:36:21 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Nachum

That illegal alien piece of communist shit can stick his economic equality up his ass!!!

Everyone make their own way in this world or lie down and die!!!


5 posted on 09/15/2013 11:36:26 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Nachum
Putin made obama his bitch..........the Republics need to start going all dominatrix on his ass.
To crude? If so remove, its what I think

6 posted on 09/15/2013 11:37:16 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Nachum

When 90% of Americans are in dire poverty and 10% work for the government and its wealthy political allies.

Then we will be told we have achieved “economic equality”

Check out Cuba and North Korea.


7 posted on 09/15/2013 11:37:27 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Nachum

someone blocking obama’s efforts to put more government money into his war chest


8 posted on 09/15/2013 11:39:36 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Nachum

The “shovel ready jobs” Obama promised in his original campaign are coming to light. He was right. It will take millions with shovels to cleanup his bullshit.


9 posted on 09/15/2013 11:40:39 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nachum

Income Inequality.

Code for destroying the middle class.


10 posted on 09/15/2013 11:42:38 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Jim Robinson

“How does Obama intend to provide “economic equality?” By government force?”

Turn every FHA forclosure into section 8 housing and not re sell them.

soomn there will be welfare cases living in Bell Aire and Rancho Sante Fe!!


11 posted on 09/15/2013 11:43:26 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Nachum
Ahhhh, the "uniter" at work! Doing anything he can to unit a "divided" nation!

Of course he blames Repubs. Nothing can ever be the Zero King's fault!

12 posted on 09/15/2013 11:43:47 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: GeronL

When 90% of Americans are in dire poverty and 10% work for the government and its wealthy political allies.

Then we will be told we have achieved “economic equality”

Check out Cuba and North Korea.


That’s the Soviet “Nomenklatura” and it’s almost in place here.


13 posted on 09/15/2013 11:44:39 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Jim Robinson
yup, the IRS carries guns now...
14 posted on 09/15/2013 11:44:41 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: dalereed

Well, that will definitely bring about equality. Soon we’ll all be unemployed and living in slums.


15 posted on 09/15/2013 11:45:38 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Nachum

Good! The federal govt has no business “fighting economic inequality”. (As if that were even possible or desirable to achieve). The sovereign states can do various things but its not a federal matter. Get back to work on your proper federal duties or go play golf with our blessings.


16 posted on 09/15/2013 11:45:58 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er)
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To: laplata

bump


17 posted on 09/15/2013 11:46:30 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Nachum

Obama, always the “community agitator”. The divide and conquer president who follows everyone’s behind.


18 posted on 09/15/2013 11:47:52 AM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Nachum
Obamas Welfare Nation. He speaks of economic inequality when it is his party that has made more people dependent. Why should they work when the gov. pays them to be useless leeches.

If it is unequal then blame the liberal public schools who are turning out illiterates and dropouts. Blame the liberals who have made promises to blacks for decades but have done NOTHING to get them out of poverty because they want the votes, not the problems.

I am getting sick and tired of paying for people who churn out baby after baby for welfare. I am sick and tired of being blamed for low income peoples problems when they have done NOTHING to help themselves. I am sick and tired of being blamed for peoples children not getting an education when it is their parents that have failed them. I am just SICK AND TIRED!!

19 posted on 09/15/2013 11:48:31 AM PDT by mardi59
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To: Nachum

Not sure where “Economic Equality” is guaranteed in the Constitution.


20 posted on 09/15/2013 11:48:32 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Chode

Is there a federal agency that isn’t armed now?

Is the Dairy Compact packing?

Is the Egg Board too chicken to carry?

Head Start will probably have armed troops sooner or later.


21 posted on 09/15/2013 11:49:00 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Nachum

How many Democratic bigwigs got filthy rich off the global warming and alternative energy racket? The idea that the ruling power is behind the Dem Party is for economic equality is a big joke. The Dems want the people poor and at the government teet, and do so through a cynical program of government handouts in the name of economic equality.


22 posted on 09/15/2013 11:50:27 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Nachum
Obama acknowledged that the wealthiest Americans have benefited disproportionately from the economic recovery of recent years.

Judging by the way him and Moochelle are living the high life, I'd almost agreeing with him...

23 posted on 09/15/2013 11:50:27 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Nachum

When Obama says the GOP House “fight[s] income inequality” he means he isn’t getting full socialism fast enough. Keep up the fight!


24 posted on 09/15/2013 11:50:58 AM PDT by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: GeronL
When 90% of Americans are in dire poverty and 10% work for the government and its wealthy political allies.

Pretty much the setting of the book "Hunger Games".

25 posted on 09/15/2013 11:51:42 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh I doubt that is the end goal he has in mind. You must think, “constitutional amendment” to really grasp the degree of change he wants to impose on this nation.


26 posted on 09/15/2013 11:52:12 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Nachum

What a great idea: make the county with the most chance for upward mobility for the greatest number of people into a Third World country in which everyone is poorer than the poorest who are there now. This is Obama’s “hope and change.” His handlers hope that they will change the U.S. into a Third World county, but that they themselves will be the dictators living in the lap of luxury, corruption and power. That’s what history teaches about demagogues. Americans are too naive and distracted to realize what is happening to them.


27 posted on 09/15/2013 11:52:44 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: lastchance

What does he have in mind regarding a constitutional amendment?


28 posted on 09/15/2013 11:54:32 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Nachum

The wealthy have gained in this depression because low interest rates have allowed them to leverage their stock purchases. When the Bernanke bubble bursts, they’ll be down here with the rest of us.


29 posted on 09/15/2013 11:54:32 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: Nachum
The media has everyone believe that every problem is the Republicans fault. the media has them all believing that Obama is trying to help Americans but it's the evil Republicans who block every good thing Obama is trying to do. this is all medial lies of course but I've talked to people and they buy the media lies. the media also has everyone thinking that Republicans are statists, racists,woman hating, evil white men who only love the rich and corporations.

The media forget to mention that Obama ordered his IRS to rig the election for Obama and democrats in Congress. Obama’s EPA is implementing global warming crap and Obama is doing other unconstitutional executive orders.

The enemy of the American people is the democrat party. The democrat party controls

1. the news media

1. the news media
2. hollwywood
3. the presidency
4. The senate
5. the gov bureaucracies
5. the unions
7. the universities
8. the schools
9. soros , Lewis,zuckerberg, msny other billionaires are democrats.
10. Obama the main tyrant is a democrat
11. silicon valley, Google etc. are democrats
12. Pelosi, REid, fienstein, Shumer, Durbin , Lois lerner r democrats
13 . the rest of the media
14. IRS , EPA, DHS, HHS, TSA, FBI, etc.
15. liberals control the supreme Court( they approved Obamacare)
15 . Democrats control all the political money .Soros, tides foundation,gov grants,Zuckerberg,Lewis (another billionaire. moveon.org,unions etc.
16. lawyers, courts , NEA, teachers unions, nurse unions, AARP etc

Democrat party controls all this and more but the media and many others say that everything is the Republicans fault even though r’s have only a few votes majority in the House and that’s it

Democrats want to makes slaves of all Americans, turn us into cattle with less rights than a cow or farm chicken for them to manipulate.

30 posted on 09/15/2013 11:58:52 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Nachum

Let’s be realistic. Obama couldn’t wipe his ass without one of his handlers showing him how. He is an empty suit who knows how to be charismatic.


31 posted on 09/15/2013 12:00:20 PM PDT by Hacksaw (I haven't taken the 30 silvers.)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t this what an opposition party suppose to do?

When Republicans were in charge the Democrats did not give an inch. They made the Republican compromise so much you would have thought the Democrats were still in power.

If this administration does not get one more piece of legislation passed I will be happy and the nation will be better off because of it.


32 posted on 09/15/2013 12:00:22 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I do not doubt that our climate changes. I only doubt that anything man does has any effect.)
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To: Nachum

Ending income inequality...no more Martha’s Vinyard(sp) for Obama to vacay at cause the wealthy won’t have the wealth to afford it.


33 posted on 09/15/2013 12:01:37 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Nachum

The hippies had the answer here. As I recall, it involved a government guarenteed annual income for all with confiscatory taxes on those earning more.


34 posted on 09/15/2013 12:03:29 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Nachum

More Communism!


35 posted on 09/15/2013 12:19:08 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Nachum
His assertion is absurd.. you're right.

"And how can this be? For he is the Kwisatz Haderach Pussy!"

It is high time our ball-less Republican Eunichs in the House and Senate realize there is no peril in confronting this poser.

36 posted on 09/15/2013 12:28:06 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Nachum

We don’t need less “inequality” we need more people getting wealthy (as in more than just those who are currently wealthy).

To respond to the absurd logic of combating “inequality” or “income gaps”, I defer to the Lady Thatcher:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okHGCz6xxiw


37 posted on 09/15/2013 12:30:03 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Nachum

Marxism 2013! (Pay attention you who label Putin a ‘Communist’!)


38 posted on 09/15/2013 12:32:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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Thanks Nachum.
Appearing on ABC´s "This Week" program, Obama acknowledged that the wealthiest Americans have benefited disproportionately from the economic recovery of recent years. But he was quick to add that much of that trend is due to globalization, technology and, not least, the GOP's opposition to his economic agenda -- all factors he suggested are beyond his control.
Wow, and what are his many FR nicks?


39 posted on 09/15/2013 12:40:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Dapper 26
It's so easy to go on tirade about the evil Republicans blocking his Socialist agenda here in the USA. He knows that he is safe. He won't dare contradict Putin, however, because he knows he is not safe. Putin can disclose his sealed background anytime he deems fit. Republicans wouldn't dare.
40 posted on 09/15/2013 1:10:21 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Nachum

Good. Since when was fixing “economic inequality” part of the Federal Government’s job?


41 posted on 09/15/2013 1:14:38 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Nachum

What he means is his redistribution of wealth... as explained and articulated in the communist manifesto.


42 posted on 09/15/2013 1:21:24 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Nachum

43 posted on 09/15/2013 1:26:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Nachum
The only thing that our president has ever admitted is that he is perfect and nothing is his fault.

He is a great example of a POS who snuck into a position of power. He has never even given us he college records that he claims qualifies him for the job. He is a fraud, and according to him the only perfect person in Washington DC and the USA.

Listen to him, nothing that goes bad is either his responsibility or his fault but anything and everything that goes good and right he claims the spotlight for. Would any of you allow your own children to have this attitude and not correct them and make them take responsibility for themselves?? I didn't think so.

44 posted on 09/15/2013 1:51:03 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: All
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45 posted on 09/15/2013 1:53:28 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Chode

To be fair to the Idiot in Chief Obama, the IRS has carried guns since before Obama arrived. Probably decades.


46 posted on 09/15/2013 2:06:48 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I believe years ago while he was still a student he argued that the “civil rights act” did not go far enough because it did not address income disparity. I’ll check and see if I can find the details.


47 posted on 09/15/2013 2:18:23 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: lastchance; Jim Robinson

I am not able to find it. Though I would almost be willing to share I read such at one time. I did however find reference to how John Rawls’ book the “Theory of Justice” influenced Obama. This article from “American Thinker” is a good explanation of that influence. I don’t know why it is so difficult to find articles that cite Obama’s writings when he was at Harvard. It’s almost like they have been purged.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/calling_obamas_fairness_bluff.html


48 posted on 09/15/2013 2:36:45 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Jim Robinson

Also for your reference is this excerpt cited at JSTOR of Frank I Michelman’s article in University of Pennsylvania Law Review, titled “In Pursuit of Constitutional Welfare Rights:One View of Rawls’ Theory of Justice.”

http://tinyurl.com/knf82yj

Michelman taught at Harvard when Obama was a student there. According to “Breitbart” Michelman was a major supporter of “Critical Race Theory” pioneer Derrick Bell. “Bell believed that the American legal system enshrined white supremacy, and that the Constitution—even after the Civil War amendments—was fundamentally racist. The only to redeem it, he argued, would be through the passage of amendments that guaranteed socioeconomic rights.”

The above is from a “newsle’ article that mirrors a “Breitbart” article.

http://newsle.com/article/0/58842937/

From these sources it is not hard for me to conclude Obama concurs with a political philosophy that would favor a Constitutional amendment to remove income inequality.


49 posted on 09/15/2013 2:50:46 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: GeronL
i heard that...
50 posted on 09/15/2013 3:02:35 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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