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    Re: Obama sees 'make or break' time for middle class

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    President Barack Obama delivered a sweeping indictment of economic inequality in the U.S. on Tuesday ................... while on a two week vacation in Hawaii.

    So what does it say about him that he vacations at his place of birth and where he grew up?
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    Re: Obama sees 'make or break' time for middle class

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    So what does it say about him that he vacations at his place of birth and where he grew up?
    That it's still a very expensive thing to do that many are unable to afford.

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    Re: Obama sees 'make or break' time for middle class

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    That it's still a very expensive thing to do that many are unable to afford.
    So the only way you can advocate for those that have less is to act like you have less?

    Such a childish argument, lol.
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    Re: Obama sees 'make or break' time for middle class

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    That it's still a very expensive thing to do that many are unable to afford.
    Why are you so envious of the rich? Class warfare!!

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    Re: Obama sees 'make or break' time for middle class

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    That it's still a very expensive thing to do that many are unable to afford.
    Is there any secret that he can afford it? Or are you saying he should not be able to afford it while other Americans can't? Or that if he can afford it, he shouldn't be talking about helping poor people who can't afford it?

    Look at it in anyway, using the fact that he visits his birthplace, where he grew up, where he might want his children to get to know as part of their father's history, is an attack of the silly illogical sort practiced by Fox and followers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Free_Radical View Post

    And I wasn't making an appeal to authority, I was making an appeal to the philosophical body of work of the founders, the worth and content of which should be well-known to anyone with a cursory understanding of basic history and philosophy.

    Brian

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    Re: Obama sees 'make or break' time for middle class

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    We need to restore the American Dream by demonizing those that succeed...

    ...yes, that makes sense.

    We also need to restore the desire to reach the superbowl in our ****ty franchises by demonizing how the Steelers and Packers do business.

    There's a lot of rhetoric you can use to push more regulation on business, more taxes on business, more taxes on wealth, more hoops to jump through the more successful you are, etc....however appealing to the American Dream is ridiculous imho.
    Could you quote the demonizing part? I must have missed that.
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    Re: Obama sees 'make or break' time for middle class

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    That it's still a very expensive thing to do that many are unable to afford.
    Obama is willing to pay a higher tax rate.........................
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    Re: Obama sees 'make or break' time for middle class

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    So the only way you can advocate for those that have less is to act like you have less?

    Such a childish argument, lol.
    There's a word for that. It's called, "leadership".
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Obama sees 'make or break' time for middle class

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Obama is willing to pay a higher tax rate.........................
    Why doesn't he? He only paid taxes in a 25% tax bracket on $1.7 million. He should have paid in the 35% bracket. Wassup with that?

    Obama Taxes & Income: President & First Lady Paid $453,770 In Taxes On $1.7 Million Income
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Obama sees 'make or break' time for middle class

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    We need to restore the American Dream by demonizing those that succeed...

    ...yes, that makes sense.

    We also need to restore the desire to reach the superbowl in our ****ty franchises by demonizing how the Steelers and Packers do business.

    There's a lot of rhetoric you can use to push more regulation on business, more taxes on business, more taxes on wealth, more hoops to jump through the more successful you are, etc....however appealing to the American Dream is ridiculous imho.
    The worst thing he said was that Rugged Individualism doesn't work, and never did.
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