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    Re: Elizabeth Warren to Dems: Kill the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    He was justifying taking more and more for the private sector.
    That is incorrect.

    There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me—because they want to give something back. They know they didn't—look, if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own... If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business—you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen

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    Re: Elizabeth Warren to Dems: Kill the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by WallStreetVixen View Post
    I didn't ignore it.
    Of course you did--yer all in for the TBTF Wall Street banks.
    And against the little banks on Main Street who benefit from the Export-Import Bank .
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    Re: Elizabeth Warren to Dems: Kill the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    That is incorrect.
    Obama is a pimp and a parasite. He was justifying taking more. You didn't quote the entire bit of bs from that turd



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    Re: Elizabeth Warren to Dems: Kill the bill

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    Ah. The beauty of bipartisanship. Boehner and BHO in alliance.
    Heya JH. You got that Right.


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    Re: Elizabeth Warren to Dems: Kill the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Obama is a pimp and a parasite. He was justifying taking more. You didn't quote the entire bit of bs from that turd
    I quoted everything relevant to the "you didn't build that" comment that the right-wing flips out about.

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    Re: Elizabeth Warren to Dems: Kill the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Obama was 100% correct when he said that, just FYI. He was talking about the infrastructure that allows businesses to thrive.
    Yes, and it was stupid, misleading, uniformed, and dead wrong.
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    Re: Elizabeth Warren to Dems: Kill the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I quoted everything relevant to the "you didn't build that" comment that the right-wing flips out about.
    so what was the ultimate point to the pimp's rant?



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    Re: Elizabeth Warren to Dems: Kill the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Of course you did--
    No, I didn't. I explained it to you many times. I don't know of any easier ways to explain it.

    yer all in for the TBTF Wall Street banks.
    And against the little banks on Main Street who benefit from the Export-Import Bank .
    If you don't want banks to become too big to fail, then don't subsidise them (FDIC) and don't bail them out. Nothing on the books regarding financial regulation is insuring that a systemic crisis won't happen again.

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    Re: Elizabeth Warren to Dems: Kill the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Other than she is a socialist. How about the "you didn't build that" mentality?
    she was absolutely correct in recognizing that commerce does not happen in an environment free of government participation
    share with us what kind of work you are engaged in and i will reply with an array of instances in which the government's actions facilitate your commercial activities, to illustrate that enterprise does not go it alone - without government involvement - when conducting business
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Elizabeth Warren to Dems: Kill the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so what was the ultimate point to the pimp's rant?
    Let me quote even more:

    On a campaign swing through Virginia, Obama stopped in Roanoke to speak to supporters.[14] In his remarks Obama noted that while he was willing to cut government waste, he would not gut investments that grow the economy or give tax breaks to millionaires like himself or Mitt Romney.[9] Obama went on to say that rich people did not get rich solely due to their own talent and hard work, but that, to varying degrees, they owe some of their success to good fortune and the contributions of government.[15] Obama said in this context:

    There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me – because they want to give something back. They know they didn't – look, if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something – there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (Applause.)

    If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business – you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.

    The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don't do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.[16]

    Obama then cited the funding of the G.I. Bill, the creation of the middle class, the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam, creation of the Internet, and landing on the moon as examples of what he was talking about.[9]

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