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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    Ya, the recession has had nothing to do with this.

    *Head shaking*

    Do you people hear yourselves?
    Is it your contention that if these 47 million people stopped receiving food stamps they would all starve? That their friends, neighbors and families would not help them out?

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post

    You just cannot separate that which is grammatically connected as glean the proper meaning of the statement. "We don’t believe that anybody is entitled to success in this country, but we do believe in opportunity. We believe in a country where hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded, and everybody is getting a fair shot and everybody is doing their fair share and everybody is playing by the same rules."
    Yet there doesn't seem to be anyone out there who is claiming otherwise.

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    [QUOTE=Grant;1060991526]

    Seems you were wrong.


    I'll accept your numbers that food stamp use increased by 10 million during the eight years of the Bush Presidency but they have increased by 16 million during the four years of the Obama Presidency bringing the numbers up to 47 millions. Adding a further insult to the American taxpayer, his administration has been advertising for more people to get involved in applying for their own food stamps.

    Certainly this program, and many others, serve to promote the idea that there is such a thing as a free lunch and everyone should take advantage of it.
    This is close to saying Obama is better than Bush because we had less hurricane damage under Obama.

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Is it your contention that if these 47 million people stopped receiving food stamps they would all starve? That their friends, neighbors and families would not help them out?
    You may not know this, but poor people tend to live in the same neighborhood.

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yet there doesn't seem to be anyone out there who is claiming otherwise.
    The person who drafted the post I answered did claim otherwise and I clarified it.

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    You may not know this, but poor people tend to live in the same neighborhood.

    very true...........

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post

    This is close to saying Obama is better than Bush because we had less hurricane damage under Obama.
    Actually it's nothing like that. Analogies are unnecessary as the facts speak for themselves.

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    The person who drafted the post I answered did claim otherwise and I clarified it.
    I guess must have missed that post, as did Barrack Obama.

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    What he is trying to say is: Romney was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and he can't be used as a barometer for success and he may not have the qualities to lead the country.

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    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Since I am not in argument of semantics here.... I will pass the opportunity to answer you.
    The difference between "entitled to" and "earned" is "just semantics".
    That's quite an answer right there in itself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Well, the President should pick up his words more carefully then
    So it IS about semantics, then?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    ummm.... I don't know .... why can't he talk clearer? we should not be having trouble here interpreting his meaning.
    If you had been concerned with semantics / the meaning of words, then you might have see that "entitled" means what was intended.
    I may be wrong.

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