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Obamination: Labor Day


Obamination: Labor Day

 

Remarks by the President at Detroit Labor Day Event

GM
Plant Parking Lot

Detroit, Michigan

1:30
P.M. EDT

THE
PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Detroit!  (Applause.)  Thank you,
Michigan!  (Applause.)  Oh, this is a —

AUDIENCE:
Four more years!

THE
PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you,
everybody.  It is —

AUDIENCE:
Four more years!  Four more years!  Four more years!

THE
PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody.  Thank you.

AUDIENCE:
Four more years!  Four more years!  Four more years!

THE
PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you, everybody.  I can
tell Ghana got you fired up.  (Applause.)  Thank you, Ghana,
for that introduction.  Thank you all for having me.  It is
good to be back in Detroit.  (Applause.)  I’m glad I was able
to bring a friend — a proud daughter of the Teamsters, your Secretary
of Labor, Hilda Solis, in the house.  (Applause.)  

We’re
thrilled to be joined by so many other friends.  I want to
acknowledge, first of all, two of the finest senators in the country —
Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow are in the house.
(Applause.)   Outstanding members of the congressional
delegation — John Bingham, John Conyers, Sandy Levin, Gary Peters, and
Hansen Clarke.  (Applause.)

The
president of the Metropolitan Detroit Central Labor Council, our host,
Saundra Williams.  (Applause.)  AFL-CIO president, Rich
Trumka.  (Applause.)  President of the Michigan AFL-CIO, Mark
Gaffney.  (Applause.)  And some proud sons and daughters of
Michigan representing working people here and across the country —
SEIU President Mary Kay Henry, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, UAW
President Bob King, Utility Workers President Mike Langford.
(Applause.)  We are proud of them and we’re proud of your
congressional delegation who are working every single day with your
state and local elected officials to create jobs and economic growth
and prosperity here in Michigan and all across the country1.

I
am honored, we are honored, to spend this day with you and your
families — the working men and women of America.  This day
belongs to you.  You deserve a little R&R, a little barbecue
— (laughter) — little grilling — because you’ve been working
hard.  (Applause.)  You’ve been working hard to make ends
meet.  You’ve been working hard to build a better life for your
kids.  You’ve been working hard2 to build a better Detroit.
(Applause.) But that’s not all I’m going to talk to you about.

I
also want to talk about the work you’ve been doing for decades:
Work to make sure that folks get an honest day’s pay for an honest
day’s work3.
(Applause.)  Work to make sure that families get a fair4
shake.  The work you’ve done that helped build the greatest middle
class the world has ever known.  (Applause.)  I’m talking
about the work that got us a 40-hour workweek and weekends, and paid
leave and pensions, and the minimum wage5 and health insurance, and Social Security
and  Medicare6
— (applause) — the cornerstones of middle-class security.
That’s because of your work.  (Applause.)

If
you want to know who helped lay these cornerstones of an American
middle class you just have to look for the union label. (Applause.)

That’s
the bedrock this country is built on.  Hard work.
Responsibility.  Sacrifice.  Looking out for one
another.  Giving everybody a shot, everybody a chance to share in
America’s prosperity7, from the factory floor to
the boardroom.  That’s what unions are all about.  (Applause.)

And
that’s something that’s worth keeping in mind today.  We’ve come
through a difficult decade in which those values were all too often
given short shrift.  We’ve gone through a decade where wealth was
valued over work8,
and greed was valued over responsibility9.  And the decks were too often
stacked against ordinary folks10 in favor of the special
interests11.
And everywhere I went while I was running for this office, I met folks
who felt their economic security12
slipping away, men and women who were fighting harder and harder just
to stay afloat.  And that was even before the economic crisis hit,
and that just made things even harder.

So
these are tough times for working Americans13.
They’re even tougher for Americans who are looking for work –- and a
lot of them have been looking for work for a long time14.
A lot of folks have been looking for work for a long time here in
Detroit, and all across Michigan, and all across the Midwest, and all
across the country.  So we’ve got a lot more work to do to recover
fully from this recession.

But
I’m not satisfied just to get back to where we were before the
recession; we’ve got to fully restore the middle class in
America.  (Applause.)  And America cannot have a strong,
growing economy without a strong, growing middle class and without a
strong labor movement15.  (Applause.)

That’s
the central challenge that we face in our country today.  That’s
at the core of why I ran for President.  That’s what I’ve been
fighting for since I’ve been President.  (Applause.)
Everything we’ve done, it’s been thinking about you. We said working
folks deserved a break — so within one month of me taking office, we
signed into law the biggest middle-class tax cut in history16,
putting more money into your pockets.  (Applause.)

We
said working folks shouldn’t be taken advantage of — so we passed
tough financial reform that ended the days of taxpayer bailouts17,
and stopped credit card companies from gouging you with hidden fees and
unfair rate hikes, and set up a new consumer protection agency with one
responsibility:  sticking up for you. (Applause.)

We
said that if you’re going to work hard all day to provide a better life
for your kids, then we’re going to make sure that those kids get the
best education possible.  So we helped keep teachers on the job18.
(Applause.)  We’re reforming our public schools, and we’re
investing in community colleges and job-training programs.
(Applause.)  And we ended wasteful giveaways that went to the big
banks and used the savings to make college more affordable for millions
of your kids19.
(Applause.)

We
said that every family in America should have affordable, accessible
health care20.
(Applause.)  We said you shouldn’t be discriminated against
because you’ve got a preexisting condition21.
We said young adults without insurance should be able to stay on their
parents’ plans.  We got that done — for you.  (Applause.)

And
here’s what else we said, Detroit.  We said that American
autoworkers could once again build the best cars in the world.
(Applause.)  So we stood by the auto industry22.
And we made some tough choices that were necessary to make it
succeed.  And now, the Big Three are turning a profit and hiring
new workers, and building the best cars in the world right here in
Detroit, right here in the Midwest, right here in the United States of
America.  (Applause.)

I
know it.  I’ve seen it.  I’ve been to GM’s Hamtramck
plant.  (Applause.)  I’ve been to Chrysler’s Jefferson North
Plant.  (Applause.)   I’ve seen Detroit prove the cynics
and the naysayers wrong.

We
didn’t just stop there.  We said American workers could
manufacture the best products in the world.  So we invested in
high-tech manufacturing and we invested in clean energy23.
And right now, there’s an advanced battery industry taking root here in
Michigan that barely existed before.  (Applause.)  Half of
the workers at one plant in Detroit were unemployed before a new
battery company came to town.  And we’re growing our exports so
that more of the world buys products that are stamped with three simple
words:  “Made in America.”  (Applause.)

So
that’s what we’re fighting for, Michigan.  We’re fighting for good
jobs with good wages.  We’re fighting for health care when you get
sick.  We’re fighting for a secure retirement even if you’re not
rich.  We’re fighting for the chance to give our kids a better
life than we had.  That’s what we’re doing to restore middle-class
security and rebuild this economy the American way — based on balance
and fairness and the same set of rules for everybody from Wall Street
to Main Street.  (Applause.) An economy where hard work pays off
and gaming the system doesn’t pay off, and everybody has got a shot at
the American Dream.  That’s what we’re fighting for.
(Applause.)

On
Thursday, we’re going to lay out a new way forward on jobs to grow the
economy and put more Americans back to work right now.  I don’t
want to give everything away right here, because I want you all to tune
in on Thursday — (applause) — but I’ll give you just a little
bit.  (Applause.)

We’ve
got roads and bridges24
across this country that need rebuilding.  We’ve got private
companies with the equipment and the manpower to do the building.
We’ve got more than 1 million unemployed construction workers25
ready to get dirty right now.  There is work to be done and there
are workers ready to do it.  Labor is on board.  Business is
on board.  We just need Congress to get on board.  Let’s put
America back to work26.
(Applause.)

Last
year, we worked together, Republicans and Democrats, to pass a payroll
tax cut27.
And because of that, this year the average family has an extra $1,000
in their pocket because of it.

AUDIENCE
MEMBER:  Thank you!

THE
PRESIDENT:  But that’s going to expire in a few months if we don’t
come together to extend it.  And I think putting money back in the
pockets of working families is the best way to get demand rising,
because that then means business is hiring, and that means the
government28
— that means that the economy is growing.  (Applause.)

So
I’m going to propose ways to put America back to work29
that both parties can agree to, because I still believe both parties
can work together to solve our problems.  And given the urgency of
this moment, given the hardship that many people are facing, folks have
got to get together30.

But
we’re not going to wait for them.  (Applause.)  We’re going
to see if we’ve got some straight shooters31 in Congress.  We’re
going to see if congressional Republicans will put country before party32.
(Applause.)  We’ll give them a plan33, and then we’ll say, do you want to
create jobs34?
Then put our construction workers back to work rebuilding America35.
(Applause.)  Do you want to help our companies succeed36?
Open up new markets for them to sell their products37.
You want — you say you’re the party of tax cuts?  Well then,
prove you’ll fight just as hard for tax cuts for middle-class families
as you do for oil companies and the most affluent Americans38.
(Applause.)  Show us what you got.  (Applause.)

The
time for Washington games is over39.  (Applause.)
The time for action is now.  No more manufactured crises40.
No more games.  Now is not the time for the people you sent to
Washington to worry about their jobs41; now is the time for
them to worry about your jobs.  (Applause.)

Now,
let me say a word about labor in particular.  Now, I know this is
not going to be an easy time.  I know it’s not easy when there’s
some folks who have their sights trained42
on you.  After all that unions have done to build and protect the
middle class, you’ve got people trying to claim that you’re responsible
for the problems middle-class folks are facing.

AUDIENCE:
Booo —

THE
PRESIDENT:  You’ve got Republicans saying you’re the ones
exploiting working families.  Imagine that.

Now,
the fact is, our economy is stronger when workers are getting paid good
wages and good benefits.  (Applause.)  Our economy is
stronger when we’ve got broad-based growth and broad-based
prosperity.  That’s what unions have always been about — shared
prosperity.

You
know, I was on the plane flying over here, and Carl Levin was with me,
and he showed me a speech that Harry Truman had given on Labor Day 63
years ago, right here in Detroit — 63 years ago.  And just to
show that things haven’t changed much, he talked about how Americans
had voted in some folks into Congress who weren’t very friendly to
labor.  And he pointed out that some working folks and even some
union members voted these folks in.  And now they were learning
their lesson.  And he pointed out that — and I’m quoting here —
“the gains of labor were not accomplished at the expense of the rest of
the nation.  Labor’s gains contributed to the nation’s general
prosperity.”  (Applause.)

What
was true back in 1948 is true in 2011.  When working families are
doing well, when they’re getting a decent wage and they’re getting
decent benefits, that means they’re good customers for
businesses.  (Applause.)  That means they can buy the cars
that you build.  (Applause.)  That means that you can buy the
food from the farmers.  That means you can buy from Silicon
Valley.  You are creating prosperity when you share in
prosperity.  (Applause.)

So
when I hear some of these folks trying to take collective bargaining
rights away, trying to pass so-called “right to work”43
laws for private sector workers —

AUDIENCE:
Booo —

THE
PRESIDENT:  — that really mean the right to work for less and
less and less — when I hear some of this talk I know this is not about
economics.  This is about politics.

And
I want everybody here to know, as long as I’m in the White House I’m
going to stand up for collective bargaining.  (Applause.)

AUDIENCE:
Four more years!  Four more years!  Four more years!

THE
PRESIDENT:  That’s why we’ve reversed harmful decisions that were
designed to undermine those rights.  That’s why we passed the Fair
Pay Act to stop pay discrimination.  (Applause.) That’s why we
appointed people who are actually fulfilling their responsibilities to
make sure that the offices and factories and mines workers that clock
in each day, that they’re actually safe on the job.

And
we’re going to keep at it.  Because having a voice on the job and
a chance to organize and a chance to negotiate for a fair day’s pay
after a hard day’s work, that is the right of every man and woman in
America — not just the CEO in the corner office, but also the janitor
who cleans that office after the CEO goes home.  (Applause.)
Everybody has got the same right.  (Applause.)

And
that’s true for public employees as well.  Look, the recession had
a terrible effect on state and local budgets — we all understand
that.  Unions have recognized that; they’ve already made tough
concessions.  In the private sector, we live in a more competitive
global economy44
— so unions like the UAW understand that workers have to work with
management to revamp business models, to innovate so we can sell our
products around the world.  We understand that the world is
changing; unions understand that the world is changing.  Unions
understand they need to help drive the change, whether it’s on the
factory floor, or in the classroom, or in the government office.
(Applause.)

But
what unions also know is that the values at the core of the union
movement, those don’t change.  Those are the values that have made
this country great.  (Applause.)  That’s what the folks
trying to undermine your rights don’t understand.  When union
workers agree to pay freezes and pay cuts — they’re not doing it just
to keep their jobs.  They’re doing it so that their fellow workers
-– their fellow Americans — can keep their jobs. (Applause.)

When
teachers agree to reforms in how schools are run at the same time as
they’re digging into their pockets to buy school supplies for those
kids, they do so because they believe every child can learn.
(Applause.)  They do it because they know something that those who
seek to divide us45
don’t understand:  We are all in this together.  That’s why
those crowds came out to support you in Madison and in Columbus.
We are one nation.  We are one people.  We will rise and we
will fall together.  (Applause.)

Anyone
who doesn’t believe it should come here to Detroit.  It’s like the
commercial says:  This is a city that’s been to heck and
back.  (Applause.)  And while there are still a lot of
challenges here, I see a city that’s coming back.  (Applause.)

You ask somebody here if times are tough, they’ll say, yeah, it’s
tough, but we’re tougher.  (Applause.)  Look at what we’re
doing to overcome.  Look at what we’re doing to rebuild and
reinvent and redefine what it means to live in this great city.
Look at our parents who catch the first bus to work, and our students
who stay up late to earn a degree.  Look at our workers on the
line at Hamtramck and Jefferson North who are building the best cars in
the world.  Look at our artists who are revamping our city, and
our young people who are thinking up new ways to make a difference that
we never dreamed of.  Look how we look out for one another.
(Applause.)  

That’s
why we chose Detroit as one of the cities that we’re helping revitalize
in our “Strong Cities, Strong Communities” initiative.
(Applause.)  We’re teaming up with everybody — mayors, local
officials, you name it — boosting economic development, rebuilding
your communities the best way, which is a way that involves you.
Because despite all that’s changed here, and all the work that lies
ahead, this is still a city where men clocked into factories.
This is the city that built the greatest middle class the world has
ever known.  (Applause.)  This is the city where women rolled
up their sleeves and helped build an arsenal for democracy to free the
world.  (Applause.)  This is a city where the great American
industry has come back to life and the industries of tomorrow are
taking root.  This is a city where people, brave and bold,
courageous and clever, are dreaming up ways to prove the skeptics wrong
and write the next proud chapter in our history.  (Applause.)

That’s
why I wanted to be here with you today.  Because for every cynic
and every naysayer running around talking about how our best days are
behind us — for everybody who keeps going around saying, “No, we
can’t” —

AUDIENCE:
Yes, we can!

THE
PRESIDENT:  — for everybody who can always find a reason why we
can’t rebuild America, I meet Americans every day who, in the face of
impossible odds they’ve got a different belief.  They believe we
can.  You believe we can.  (Applause.)

Yes,
times are tough.  But we’ve been through tough times before. I
don’t know about you, but I’m not scared46
of tough times.  (Applause.)  I’m not scared of tough times
because I know we’re going to be all marching together and walking
together and working together and rebuilding together.  And I know
we don’t quit.  (Applause.)  I know we don’t give up our
dreams and settle for something less.  We roll up our sleeves —
and we remember a fundamental truth of our history:  We are strong
when we are united.  (Applause.)  We’re firing all cylinders.

The
union movement is going to be at the center of it.  And if all of
you are committed to making sure that the person standing next to you,
and their kids and their grandkids — that everybody in this city and
everybody in this country can unleash his or her potential, if you work
hard and play by the rules, you will get a fair shake and get a fair
shot.  That’s the country I want for my kids47.
(Applause.)  That’s the country you want for your kids.
That’s the country we’re going to build together.  (Applause.)

Thank
you very much, Detroit.  God bless you.  And God bless the
United States of America.  (Applause.)

 

  1. So the President takes pride
    in the government officials who work every day to create jobs and
    economic growth–what a great job they have done!  Gov.
    Jennifer  Granholm told us we would be “blown away” after her
    second term. She was so right.
  2. They’ve been working hard to build a
    better Detroit? They’ve been working hard to destroy Detroit, and they
    are succeeding.
  3. Try to define an “honest day’s pay”
    or an “honest day’s work”; how do you measure those terms?  Like
    “fair”, those are loaded expressions with no real meaning.
  4. Define “fair”, what does it mean? How do
    you measure and evaluate it?
  5. The minimum wage is a drag on the
    economy, raising prices and keeping many people unemployed.
    Health insurance as an employee benefit came about because of
    government wage-price controls, an unjust and foolish interference in
    the free market. Health and pension costs are major factors in legacy
    costs which are bankrupting corporations and local governments across
    the nation.
  6. Social Security & Medicare are
    Ponzi schemes,
    designed, maintained and expanded for the purpose of buying votes. They
    are major contributors to the federal government’s money woes.
  7. Prosperity is not America’s, it
    belongs to those who produce goods and services in high volumes, at low
    cost and make a profit. Prosperity is not something to be shared, it is
    something to be earned. Unions are all about extorting the maximum
    possible wages & benefits for the least possible work. They
    strangulated the golden goose, raising prices and killing opportunity
    for the rest of us.
  8. Wealth is the result of work; accumulated
    surplus.  Without accumulated surplus, there is nothing to invest
    in growth, innovation and productivity.
  9. Union & partisan political greed was
    valued over responsibility, making major contributions to the ruination
    of the economy
  10. Decks were stacked against ordinary
    folks in the ’70s, when escalating union demands pushed prices beyond
    the reach of ordinary folks.
  11. Special interests: UAW, AFL, CIO,
    SIEU & Democrat Party.
  12. “Economic security:’ a phrase
    used only by liars. Security does not and can not exist in the real
    world.
  13. Prices are up, wages are down,
    hours are down; all because union goons strangled the golden goose and
    government inflated the currency.
  14. I have been looking for work since
    the government and a large corporation screwed me out of business in
    ’80. I was gainfully employed for about three of those years. Unions
    and government policies drove the jobs out of Michigan. You made things
    tougher for us, and you promise more of the same. No thanks!
  15. I
    found 12 instances of
    “class” in this spew of malicious malarkey. Middle class, my ass!
    Barack & Michele  have been living like  jetset,
    beautiful people; limousine liberals in the lap of luxury for the last
    two years, on our dimes.  We
    do not need classes, we need productivity; we need opportunity. We need
    to get the government out of the way and tear down the blockades it has
    erected in the path of progress. And we need to stop the inflationary
    spiral generated by union goons and their whipsawing strikes. Instead
    of uniting the nation, Obama is dividing us with class warfare. Its
    time to wise up and tell him to shut up; tell him to do the best thing
    he can for the country: to resign.
  16. Brag about signing a tax cut
    into law, while bitterly bitching about tax cuts “for the rich”.
    Its called class warfare, and there is no place for it in an honest
    society. That kind of demagoguery  is for tin horn dictators, not
    Presidents. Obama wanted Shrub’s tax cuts to sunset; he demands tax
    increases. With his forked tongue, he speaks out of both sides of his
    mouth.
  17. So you ended tax payer
    bailouts?  Tell us about that… while you brag about saving a few
    jobs at Chrysler & G.M. How about the automobile dealers and their
    employees who are now unemployed because they contributed to the wrong
    party?
  18. You tried to keep a few teachers on
    the job so that their union dues would keep flowing into your campaign
    treasury. We are the losers in your game of circle jerk. You are going
    to be the pivot man November 6, 2012 if we have any say in the
    matter.
  19. You ended “wasteful giveaways”,
    Like TARP?  Which was bigger, the subsidy to student loans or
    TARP?  Is it easier or harder to obtain and pay back a student
    loan now?
  20. “Accessible, affordable health
    care”,
    but every promise you made was a damned lie, and more of your lies are
    being exposed every month. You can not possibly keep any of those
    promises you made, and blessed near everybody knows it.  Your
    entire program is conter productive, in the worst possible way.
  21. “Preexisting condition”: got
    cancer, get insurance. Died already, get life insurance just before
    your funeral; buy flood insurance after the hurricane hits. Same
    principle, different applications; all of them impossible in the real
    world.
  22. To make the industry succeed, you
    need to get rid of the legacy costs. That means exorbitant wages &
    benefits and work rules. You also need to eliminate idiotic regulations
    and impossible fuel economy demands.
  23. You “invested” in “clean energy”; how
    many windmill firms did you invest in?  How many of them went
    bankrupt? How many of them shipped jobs to China?  Aren’t you a
    great investment broker; so successful! Why don’t you take over for
    Warren Buffet?
  24. :”Roads and bridges”, yeah,
    right. You have been singing the same tune since you took office.
    “Shovel ready jobs”, how did that turn out for everybody?  With
    forty million people out of work, you will solve the problem with road
    building projects that will employ a few thousand. Of course those few
    thousand will be union members whose dues will blow right into your
    campaign chest.
  25. Construction workers are out
    of work because government policies and human greed built a
    construction bubble, which burst. The game of musical chairs is over,
    the housing market is bust. Carpenters & brick layers are going to
    build reads & bridges. Yeah, right.
  26. Public
    works projects are not the
    solution to the unemployment problem. The interest on the federal debt
    is mounting rapidly. When interest rates rise, we are going to be in
    deep excrement. Putting America back to work requires the prospect of
    making a profit and predictable risks. Those require eliminating your
    health care plan, energy and environmental plans and taxes. They also
    require eliminating artificial barriers todomestic oil & gas
    exploration, production and refining.
    Eliminating Obama Don’t Care. Cap & Trade, fuel economy &
    emissions standards and the drilling ban ain’t enough. You must also
    remove the threat of
    tax increases. That means permanently ditching the death tax and
    permanently extending Shrub’s tax rate cuts. if you won’t do those
    things, resign and clear the way for someone who will.
  27. Only those currently employed are
    directly benefiting from that temporary tax cut. Does that $1000 offset
    the increased cost of gasoline, food, clothing and electricity for
    those directly benefiting from it?
  28. Growing government does not
    equate to a growing economy. Resources wasted by government can not be
    productively invested. Money borrowed by profligate government can not
    be invested in productive enterprises.  If you want to grow the
    economy, put the government on a strict diet.
  29. To
    put us back to work, you must be put out of work, along with the left
    wing Congressmen and Senators who vote for your destructive policies.
  30. Hardship has nothing to do with it.
    Rational and honest statesmen must resist your counter productive
    policies with all the force they can muster. They must learn to say
    “HELL NO!!!”. If the Republicans do not tell you to go to Hell, we will
    tell them in the next election. There will be a RINO hunt.
  31. Those RINOs who accede to your
    unreasonable demands shoot themselves in the foot and the nation in the
    back. We will see to it that they have Conservative, competent,
    articulate and well financed primary opponents.
  32. Putting the country’s welfare before
    party is up to the Democrats. Republicans, with the exception of the
    RINOs, already do that.
  33. It is obvious that your plan is more of the
    same poison that is killing us.
  34. Republicans want to see job
    creation, that is why they reject your job destroying, counter
    productive idiotic schemes.
  35. “Rebuilding America” is a code
    phrase for destroying the Constitution, replacing it with Communism. We
    are not stupid enough to accept that.
  36. “Help our companies succeed”
    is a code phrase for crony capitalism, also known as National
    Socialism. How did that work out for Germany?
  37. “Open up new markets” means one
    of two things: foreign trade or legislation to mandate purchasing those
    products. Trade requires balance, meaning that when we export, we also
    import. It works both ways, so in the long term, there will be no real
    gain. The other meaning translates to fascism. No thanks!
  38. Your class warfare tactic
    sticks out like a sore thumb. Time to cut it off.  It
    is high time for you to resign in disgrace. “Show us what you got”: We
    call your bluff: show us your entire jobs plan, put it out on the
    table, in the open  immediately, instead of dribbling it out in a
    series of campaign tours.
  39. “Washington games”?? The
    arrogance of that statement is astounding. The gamesman in chief says
    the time for game playing is over.
  40. Excuses?? “Inherited from
    Bush”! “Earthquake”. “Tsunami”. “Arab spring”. The arrogance of this
    narcissist can not be topped. It is time for him to go!!!
  41. How in Hell can you
    say that while you are campaigning for re-election? You are worried
    about your sinecure, not our jobs. Your counter productive policies are
    destroying jobs and wrecking the country. Obama is the new synonym for
    hypocrisy.
  42. “Sights trained on you”? Whatever
    happened to the new emphasis on “civility”?  We have  been
    told to “go straight to Hell” and had war declared upon us  by
    your surrogates,. without condemnation from you.
  43. The right to work means not
    being coerced into feeding fat cat union thugs and your campaign
    treasury as a minimum requirement for employment.  God blessed
    right, I am all for it. We want to be part of the solution, not part of
    the problem.
  44. The golden goose is dead;
    no more golden eggs. Unions played a primary role in the death of the
    goose. Does anyone remember why Jimmy Carter was a one term
    President?
  45. Who seeks to divide us? “The
    wealthy:,,,”private jet owners”… “billionaires”; you have been busy
    telling your congregants whom to hate. Obama: the great divider.
  46. You do not fear tough times because you
    desire them. Creating economic chaos is part of the Cloward-Piven
    strategy for the Communist takeover.
  47. You want for your kids a country so
    deep in debt that it can never get out, perpetually refinancing at ever
    higher rates of interest so that all the tax revenue will go to debt
    service. That may be your only success.
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September 5, 2011 - Posted by | Politics | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Obama is an idiot if he thinks we can buy any of that. BTW has anyone seen Detroit lately? It has turned out to be a slum. So sad to see a once great city so horribly trashed. Sounds like the audience was drinking the Kool-Aid. Come to Kansas Obama, I dare you. Come to other places in America. Not where the illegals and immigrants are but true Americans. I know those places are becoming hard to find because of you, but, we still exist and you will find out that fact in 2012.

    Comment by Bette Henry | September 6, 2011 | Reply

    • Please join my Facebook group: Resign! Resign!! REsign!!!

      Comment by dajjal | September 6, 2011 | Reply


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