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Obama Focuses on Economy, Vowing to Help Middle Class
New York Times ^ | July 24, 2013 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and PETER BAKER

Posted on 07/24/2013 7:11:21 PM PDT by lbryce

President Obama tried to move past months of debate over guns, surveillance and scandal on Wednesday and reorient his administration behind a program to lift a middling economy and help middle-class Americans who are stuck with stagnant incomes and shrinking horizons.

In speeches in two small college towns in the Midwest, Mr. Obama lamented that typical Americans had been left behind by globalization, Wall Street irresponsibility and Washington policies, while the richest Americans had accumulated more wealth. He declared it “my highest priority” to reverse those trends, while accusing other politicians of not only ignoring the problem but also making it worse.

“With this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals, Washington’s taken its eye off the ball,” Mr. Obama told an audience at Knox College, in Galesburg, Ill., the site of his first major economic speech as a young senator eight years ago. “And I am here to say this needs to stop. This needs to stop. This moment does not require short-term thinking. It does not require having the same old stale debates. Our focus has to be on the basic economic issues that matter most to you — the people we represent.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; middleclass; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
Joseph Welch vs Joseph McCarthy
YouTube:Joseph Welch vs Joseph McCarthy:Mr. McCarthy (Obama) I don't think I've ever gauged your cruelty or sense recklessness....Have Have you no shame? Have you no sense of decency at long last?....

As the NYT blares the headline 'Focusing on the Economy Vowing to Help the Middle Class' {sic} I said to my self 'really, now'. Whoop-de-doo. Have you heard the news, oh, boy? Obama vowing to help the Middle Class, Obama pledging to take time off from his busy schedule importing monkey wrenches from China, that he throws into the machinery of the American economy vowing to help the Middle Class.

The first question that comes to mind is of course why the economy, the middle class has not until now been the focus of anything? Even more compelling, why has the economy been neglected, undermined up until this very moment and to which he now has found important enough to take time off, teeing off, flying off,blowing off, j**king off, to sudenly be mesmerized by the economy and Middle Class?

Well, first of all, he's finally realized, 'hope and change' is not going to happen, as a catchphrase and as conditions of everyday life. He's run out of ideas, gimmicks, shtik, what have you and so he does what others who have suffered from political block and starting to recycle the old issues as the new thing.

But really, I see him just biding his time, not a thing to worry about, no issue or problem to upset him or his political ungenda.

Seeing the story of his new found political conscience, I couldn't help think of the classic confrontation between Senator McCarthy and Joseph Welch, the entire confrontation available on YouTube that I believe is quite appropriate in the case of Mr. Obama and his vacuous, do-nothing, really don't give a s*it, empty suit manner in which he governs. And as Joseph Welch made so very clear to Sen MCcarthy, the American people have every right to tell Obama;Have yo no shame? Have you no decency? Have you no decency the way day after day you make the country a little worse off,take us for fools, lie to with impunity, degrade us in what you do to us and in how you do it with your Machiavellian sociopath machinations, believing about yourself everything you've created for us to believe in your own sinister image, in every way imaginable.

We simply have no idea who you are, what you are, except for having spawned in Satan's den of iniquity as his only misbegotten son.

1 posted on 07/24/2013 7:11:21 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

He’ll help the middle class...into penury.


2 posted on 07/24/2013 7:13:35 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: lbryce
He declared it “my highest priority” to reverse those trends, while accusing other politicians of not only ignoring the problem but also making it worse.

If this guy didn't exist, Rush Limbaugh would have to make him up.

3 posted on 07/24/2013 7:14:16 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Army Air Corps

Just after Obama was elected first time he spent months giving endless speeches about the middle class ,then he pivoted to ObamaCare


4 posted on 07/24/2013 7:16:19 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Army Air Corps
There was a report on CBS news tonight that over 20% of people couldn't pay their bills each month, and almost half could just make ends meet. It left only about a quarter of the population that would be getting ahead. (I'm approximating the numbers).

Obama has "helped" enough.

5 posted on 07/24/2013 7:17:17 PM PDT by grania
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To: lbryce

Dumbass has been President for 5 years. He’s still promising to help the middle class. Frankly, at this point, I wish to hell he’d keep his damn hands off the middle class because every thing he touches turns to shit.


6 posted on 07/24/2013 7:17:53 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Army Air Corps

bump


7 posted on 07/24/2013 7:17:53 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: grania

I wish he would stop helping.


8 posted on 07/24/2013 7:18:41 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: lbryce

“In speeches in two small college towns in the Midwest, Mr. Obama lamented that typical Americans had been left behind by globalization, Wall Street irresponsibility and Washington policies, while the richest Americans had accumulated more wealth.”

Back to the class warfare meme. This fool couldn’t lead his way out of a paper bag. He’s nothing but a demagogue.


9 posted on 07/24/2013 7:19:39 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: madprof98

“If this guy didn’t exist, Rush Limbaugh would have to make him up. “

LOL! Post of the Week.

Rush would get a kick out of that.


10 posted on 07/24/2013 7:20:52 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

A broken record of a demagogue at that.


11 posted on 07/24/2013 7:21:19 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: molson209
Just after Obama was elected first time he spent months giving endless speeches about the middle class ,then he pivoted to ObamaCare

Obama's 'help with the economy' will be the same as ObamaCare. Lower class blacks and upper class elite whites will be 'helped'. The middle class will get the bill...

12 posted on 07/24/2013 7:23:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat dream: An America for everyone but Americans... freeper molson209)
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To: lbryce

Obamawinkle: hey, Rocky, watch me pull a recovery out my arse.

Rocky: What, again?

Obamawinkle: nothing up my sleeve (no plan, no ideas, no clue) ... presto!

Rocky: another solar subsidy? [facepalm]


13 posted on 07/24/2013 7:31:48 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: lbryce

Hollowing the “ middle class out”


14 posted on 07/24/2013 7:32:43 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: lbryce

So how long has owebama been focused on the economy “like a laser?”

Just more of the same.


15 posted on 07/24/2013 7:33:47 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (GOTS: Food, water, guns, ammo, useful skills, cash, and precious metals.)
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To: lbryce

Hmmm. Y’know what, maybe owebama really has been helping the middle class, and we have it all wrong.

That it’s the middle class in CHINA that’s being helped is just a minor detail.


16 posted on 07/24/2013 7:36:32 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (GOTS: Food, water, guns, ammo, useful skills, cash, and precious metals.)
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To: Army Air Corps

he’s sure helping a lot of the upper class to become middle class


17 posted on 07/24/2013 7:40:32 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: madprof98

I am sure Obama ‘won’t sleep’ until the middle class turns around. Yeah, been there, not done that but heard the rhetoric MANY TIMES!


18 posted on 07/24/2013 7:47:25 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: lbryce

Is this from 2008?


19 posted on 07/24/2013 7:51:53 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: lbryce

Trickle-up poverty.


20 posted on 07/24/2013 7:56:06 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: lbryce

Please, no more help! We were doing just fine before you came along.


21 posted on 07/24/2013 7:56:35 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: Army Air Corps

I do not require any “help” from the Party Secretary.


22 posted on 07/24/2013 7:56:44 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: lbryce

Rush yesterday said that Phil Mickelson has to pay 61% of his British Open and endorsement winnings to the UK govt, the US federal govt, and the California govt. He’s clearly an evil one-percenter who refuses to pay his fair share; a reactionary counter-revolutionary determined to overthrow the dictatorship of the proletariat — string him up!


23 posted on 07/24/2013 8:04:07 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: lbryce
Didn't Adolf Hitler run on a platform
of helping the middle class ?

24 posted on 07/24/2013 8:08:15 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: griswold3

Kinda like bank robbers helping Banks!


25 posted on 07/24/2013 8:10:02 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: madprof98
If this guy didn't exist, Rush Limbaugh would have to make him up.

Too late.

Ayn Rand already made him up.

26 posted on 07/24/2013 8:15:10 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: RKBA Democrat

You have to admit that he is focused like a laser beam on the economy...more like a city-destroying death beam, actually, but a laser beam none the less.


27 posted on 07/24/2013 8:25:21 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: lbryce
No, please, don't help. Seriously, don't help us hussein. I don't think I could stand much more of your "help."

My healthcare is more expensive, less available, fewer options. My insurance (all kinds) is more expensive. My kids college educations are more expensive. My company is struggling to stay afloat, and we've lost probably one quarter of our workers from this site. I have less disposable income. Weapons and ammunition are hard to come by and expensive when you can find them. Magazines, just standard good old magazines, are now banned here. There is more government intrusion into my personal and private life. There are more ways for me to accidentally break the law. There are more ways for me to intentionally break the law while supporting and defending the Constitution. My wife lost two jobs in the last year.

Frankly, I don't think I can take much more "help" from the likes of you Mr. President. Leave us the hell alone, just go play some golf or something.

28 posted on 07/24/2013 9:08:37 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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If nobama had a y intention of “helping”, he’d resign and take his commie minions with him.


29 posted on 07/24/2013 9:46:02 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: grania

When I read the headline I thought, “This must be another use of the word ‘help’ with which I am unfamiliar.”


30 posted on 07/24/2013 9:59:33 PM PDT by martian622 (The Revolution is being televised.)
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To: lbryce

Did Obama defeat an Incumbent President in 2012?

They Live, and we’re the only ones wearing the Sunglasses.


31 posted on 07/24/2013 10:06:59 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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A liberal from Philly who I work with says because the Republicans own Congress, O can’t get anything passed. No use arguing with this idiot. I live in CO.


32 posted on 07/24/2013 11:50:59 PM PDT by DISCO
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To: headstamp 2

Quite the inverse; The greater the economic disparity between rich and working poor, the more Job Opportunities for the working poor.


33 posted on 07/25/2013 3:15:19 AM PDT by Son House (The Heath Care Recovery Never Gets Here, Like The Economic Recovery, Easily Predictable.)
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To: lbryce

Didn’t we hear this drivel from him five years ago?


34 posted on 07/25/2013 12:56:43 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: VeniVidiVici

“Frankly, at this point, I wish to hell he’d keep his damn hands off the middle class because every thing he touches turns to shit.”

You don’t really think that is an accident or merely his incompetence, do you?


35 posted on 07/25/2013 1:04:20 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie)
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To: lbryce

Focused like Mr. Magoo.


36 posted on 07/25/2013 6:04:03 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: lbryce

You may have heard of crocodile tears? Well this is crocodile concern, and a day late and trillions of dollars short to boot.

Next: Help the middle class? Scariest pharase in America: I’m Barack Obama and I’m from the government and I’m here to help.

God help us all, and deliver us from incompetence, fraud, evildoers and misguided fools.


37 posted on 07/25/2013 9:22:06 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: lbryce
Karl Marx HATED the middle class. The Communist Manifesto is a recipe for DESTROYING the middle class.

Using Marx's ideas to help the middle class is like using Hitler's ideas to help the Jews.

But the middle class keeps voting for this...
38 posted on 07/25/2013 9:44:25 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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