Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Obama Says Work Hard and You Can Get Into the Middle Class

Photos:  AP/Getty Images

"...More fundamentally, this kind of gaping inequality gives lie to the promise at the very heart of America: that this is the place where you can make it if you try. We tell people that in this country, even if you’re born with nothing, hard work can get you into the middle class; and that your children will have the chance to do even better than you. That’s why immigrants from around the world flocked to our shores..." (Barack Obama, Osawatomie, Kansas, Dec. 6, 2011)

Is that what you told your hard and you can get into the middle class?  

Nothing like striving for high goals. 

Here's a good article in response to President Obama's speech on December 6, 2011.

Via:  The Heritage Foundation - The Foundry - Morning Bell

Morning Bell: The Last Incarnation of Barack Obama

If there was any doubt where President Barack Obama’s ideological heart lies, yesterday he let it be known loud and clear in a wide-ranging speech in Osawatomie, Kansas. President Obama is at his core a dyed-in-the-wool progressive who sees the federal government as the answer to all of America’s problems. And he is charging full steam ahead on this far-left course toward Election Day 2012, despite the total failure of his big-government policies and an American people who have flatly rejected the message he is trying to sell.
True to form, President Obama yesterday did what he does best: He delivered a flowery speech and flexed his rhetorical muscles. It’s a talent that won him the presidency, but unfortunately it hasn’t won the future for the American people. And that’s because the President’s underlying philosophy is terribly flawed. After three years of a massive expansion of government, the enactment of Obamacare, hundreds of billions of dollars in failed stimulus spending, government ownership of General Motors, a Big Labor/pro-unionization onslaught, threats of even higher taxation, the promulgation of more unnecessary regulations, and a total failure to confront the entitlement challenge, the verdict is in on President Obama’s record and the soundness of his statist, progressive philosophy. Deficits are soaring, the economy is stagnant, 13.3 million Americans are out of work, and job growth is flat. Not surprisingly, the President’s speech did not touch on those facts.
If you can stomach it, you can read the full text of President Obama's speech here.

I think Glenn Beck is on to something...

“The guy is a liar.  He is a liar,” Glenn said.

Glenn calls Obama a “liar” who doesn’t understand “rugged individualism”

Begin listening at 0:56 time mark to hear the conversation.


  1. He's a one-termer, and everybody knows it. Yes, he will spend a billion dollars on ads that paint our nominee to be a baby eating murdering monster. But I think that even the dumbest among us will see through this garbage this time around.

    Well, the dumbest of the dumb won't (they are called Obama's 'core voters') but they are only around 18% of the electorate, not enough to win.

  2. Beck is a little calmer than I am when I'm forced to listen to that liar.

  3. I guess Obummer doesn't get it. Then again, he lived off the shirttails of his rich grandparents who launched him into politics where he learned graft and such was quite lucrative. He hasn't, honestly, worked a hard day in his life. He has no understanding of how hard work can launch one much further than middle class. It's beyond his ken. He should at least realize, if a lazy corrupolitician who does almost nothing can become a millionaire, people who actually work hard and produced good and wanted product should be able to do better. Jealousy, ignorance, hubris, who knows. He obviously isn't all that bright.

  4. Fredd;
    I hope you're right. Don't forget that ACORN (or whatever it's called now), will probably be out there doing what it does best, voter fraud.

  5. Doom:
    You have it right. Obama has never held a REAL JOB in his entire life.

  6. Well, that's what communism/socialism is. The puke city of mediocrity where everyone is in the middle class paying union dues with no chance to get ahead because if you're not already there, the mountain of regulations are insurmountable.

    As the co-founder of Home Depot said recently "It would be impossible to start this kind of business in today's environment."

    Then the middle class evolves into much less of what it is today. Something like France where everyone lives in a 700 sq ft apartment.

  7. Beck is spot on! I try not to listen to the Liar-in-Chief because I don't want my T.V. broken.

  8. That disgusting windbag!
    We WERE all in the middle class, until jugears came along and desimated it!
    If we don't get rid of this freak, we'll ALL be living below the poverty level. I wish he'd go and jump in the lake.

    Merry Christmas, TCL, and I hope you are having a nice holiday season, despite the madness.

  9. Bunni:
    Our New Year's resolution should be...making Obama a 1 term president.
    Merry Christmas to you, too.


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