Obama: We need more taxes and regulations, so we can have more bottom-up economics

posted at 4:01 pm on June 23, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

President Obama has a provoking penchant for using seemingly simple, yet reassuringly intelligent-sounding, business and economic terms in a wildly misleading manner (regular readers know I’m convinced that somewhere a fairy dies every time the word “investment” escapes his lips). In this latest instance of beguiling economic messaging at a campaign rally in Florida on Friday, President Obama touted the need for more “bottom-up” economics:

He told his audience Republicans, including presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, “believe that we should go back to the top-down economics of the last decade.”

“They figure that if we simply eliminate regulations and cut taxes by trillions of dollars, then the market will solve all of our problems,” Obama said.

“They argue that if we help corporations and wealthy investors maximize their profits by whatever means necessary — whether through layoffs or outsourcing or union-busting — that it will automatically translate into jobs and prosperity that benefit all of us. …

“We don’t need more top-down economics,” he said. “What we need is some middle class-out economics, some bottom-up economics.”

Hey, President Obama — you know what else helps corporations and wealthy investors? Gigantic bailouts and engendering an over-involved big-government environment conducive to rent-seeking and crony capitalism.

While most people might think of the term “top-down” as referring to the gratuitous offices of federal intrusion, President Obama is using the term for thinly-veiled class-warmongering; as in, enough with allowing the wealthy financial class to ostensibly control all the wealth and call the shots.

But peeling back regulation and lowering taxes is the way to create bottom-up economic growth. How and why is an American entrepreneur going to start a small business if he knows that, even if he manages to get through all the red tape and make a profit, the government will tax the bejeezus out of him? President Obama’s policies discourage growth, and the free market can solve our problems.

President Obama also went on to warn his supporters that Republicans will “spend more money than we have ever seen in the history of the Republic” in endeavoring to thwart his reelection bid. Guess he only has a problem with record-smashing amounts of campaign cash when it isn’t his campaign that benefits.


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Bottom up economics is welfare and does not work.

Rio Linda Refugee on June 23, 2012 at 4:04 PM

He is an oaf, out for his own glory. Period.

In the meanwhile the media collude their messages with his, again.

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2012 at 4:04 PM

0bama wants to expand welfare…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 4:05 PM

This man is completely shameless, willing to distort the meaning of any word or phrase he has to, betting most Americans are too stupid to catch the phoniness.

I can’t wait to hear his twisted euphemism for “early retirement”.

Brian1972 on June 23, 2012 at 4:05 PM

More mind-numbing stupidity from a guy who’s IQ we’re supposed to be in awe of.

gsherin on June 23, 2012 at 4:05 PM

If Obama wins reelection, why don’t I just sign every bit of property I own over to him then and get it over with? It’s better than doing it drip by drip.

RBMN on June 23, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Obama: America Needs “Bottom-Up Economics”…
…”Bottom-up” ?? – OBOZO continues to cater to the LGBT crowd.

TeaPartyNation on June 23, 2012 at 4:06 PM

“Bottom up” as the MSM “leans forward” and he “leads from behind.”

Sounds about right.

29Victor on June 23, 2012 at 4:08 PM

trickle up poverty

29Victor on June 23, 2012 at 4:09 PM

More mind-numbing stupidity from a guy who’s IQ we’re supposed to be in awe of.

gsherin on June 23, 2012 at 4:05 PM

I don’t think it’s his stupidity, I think he knows exactly what he is doing and is counting on enough of us out here to be stupid enough to fall for this baloney.

Brian1972 on June 23, 2012 at 4:09 PM

I have said it before and will say it again, I really think there is something major wrong with bho’s brain! I am not trying to be nasty, but this man is flippin NUTS! bho needs a brain scan STAT to see if half the brain is still there?
L

letget on June 23, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Obama’s administration is the epitome of pure, unmitigated, liberal insanity.

rplat on June 23, 2012 at 4:10 PM

*clink*

Bottoms up!

This man is driving us all to drink!

Fallon on June 23, 2012 at 4:12 PM

I really despise this man.

gophergirl on June 23, 2012 at 4:12 PM

I have said it before and will say it again, I really think there is something major wrong with bho’s brain! I am not trying to be nasty, but this man is flippin NUTS! bho needs a brain scan STAT to see if half the brain is still there?
L

letget on June 23, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Liberalism IS a mental disorder.

Saul Alinsky and Karl Marx crawled inside his head.

kakypat on June 23, 2012 at 4:13 PM

As a casual observer of American economic policy…

…I’d have to conclude that the current administration is trying to permanently destroy the American economy thru regulation, capricious rule changing, oppressive taxation, wealth redistribution, wealth destruction, attenuating of opportunity and liberty.

Obama hates Americans. He is trying to destroy the engine of liberty…the American economy. We all know this. Why isn’t anyone doing anything about it?

tom daschle concerned on June 23, 2012 at 4:14 PM

(regular readers know I’m convinced that somewhere a fairy dies every time the word “investment” escapes his lips).

Investment make it sounds like you’re spending money more intelligently. Liberals love to use that word when talking about education or infrastructure projects forgetting that education has a huge bureaucracy and the infrastructure projects may not be cost effective.

gsherin on June 23, 2012 at 4:14 PM

His talk of ‘bottom-up’ economics demonstrates yet again that he just doesn’t know anything about how the American economy works. He’s an economic illiterate. With Øbama’s ‘bottom-up’ economics, it’s no wonder his economy is bottoms up… and belly up too.

Barry needs to stick to his ‘profits and earnings ratios‘ and leave the rest of us alone.

petefrt on June 23, 2012 at 4:16 PM

God save the Republic.

vinceautmorire on June 23, 2012 at 4:18 PM

I don’t think it’s his stupidity, I think he knows exactly what he is doing and is counting on enough of us out here to be stupid enough to fall for this baloney.

Brian1972 on June 23, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Some days, I agree with you, Brian, but then I remind myself of the old saying: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. It’s hard not to think that Obama and Jarrett are pursuing a Cloward-Piven strategy, but there have been wa-a-ay too many examples of the man’s stupendous stupidity. He doesn’t get it, and it shows every time he says anything not fed to him by his teleprompter.

catsandbooks on June 23, 2012 at 4:18 PM

I am afraid I am going to have to see the dipomas. What comes out of his mouth is so stupid I simiply cannot take his word for the fact he has college degrees.

Windsweeping on June 23, 2012 at 4:18 PM

*clink*

Bottoms up!

This man is driving us all to drink!

Fallon on June 23, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Not me; I’m a friend of Bill’s.

But I sure do get your point.

GrannyDee on June 23, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Well, Beck illustrated this “top-down” “bottom up” strategy as purveyed by Soros. Obama’s ideology is showing and he can’t stop himself now. Perhaps the country will wake up from this nightmare.

allstonian on June 23, 2012 at 4:20 PM

He told his audience Republicans, including presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, “believe that we should go back to the top-down economics of the last decade.”

What the @#$% is “top down economics” if not having the government pick winners and losers as in Solyndra, GM, and the big banks or try to drive people out of business by regulating them into bankruptcy (see coal fired power plants, election 2008)?

Gee, I guess I missed the part where the US became a major world economic power because the government was calling all the shots.

Idiot in Chief fer sure

AZfederalist on June 23, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Er, well I think he’s doing a fine job.

crr6 on August 10, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Del Dolemonte on June 23, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I am afraid I am going to have to see the dipomas. college transcripts What comes out of his mouth is so stupid I simiply cannot take his word for the fact he has college degrees.

Windsweeping on June 23, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Diplomas are too easy to fake. Not that given the time available, his transcripts could be made up out of whole cloth, just like his “memoirs”, as well.

AZfederalist on June 23, 2012 at 4:23 PM

“U.S. needs bottom up economics” says the Fool in Chief.

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2012 at 4:24 PM

“Bottom-up economics”?

How exactly does that work? Only in a Communist State would such a concept be achievable.

This man is very very scary.

mitchellvii on June 23, 2012 at 4:25 PM

“Investments” sounds so much more appealing than what he’s really talking about, which is “more government spending” and “higher taxes to pay for more government spending.”

Obama and the libs know words matter in shaping (and controlling) the narrative. That’s why they talk about “undocumented immigrants” instead of “illegal aliens,” and “a path to citizenship” instead of “amnesty for law-breakers.”

AZCoyote on June 23, 2012 at 4:26 PM

SCOAMF squared

NapaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Didn’t we averaged about 5% unemployment before Obama came along? If that’s “failed policy” then there’s your problem.

Wagthatdog on June 23, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Obama: We need more taxes and regulations, so we can have more bottom-up economics

Obama fans….Perhaps you’d like some more shuck with that jive? Or, perhaps more jive and less shuck? Or are you happy with the shuck and jive you now getting?

Be sure to let us know….we want you to be happy

BigSven on June 23, 2012 at 4:29 PM

I’m convinced that somewhere a fairy unicorn dies every time the word “investment” escapes his lips”

fifme

WordsMatter on June 23, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Obama: We need more taxes and regulations, so we can have more bottom-up economics

*blinks*

Riiiiiiiight. Obama clearly failed Economics 101.

BigGator5 on June 23, 2012 at 4:31 PM

BigSven on June 23, 2012 at 4:29 PM

The trolls seem to be in a timeout…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 4:33 PM

What the @#$% is “top down economics” if not having the government pick winners and losers

AZfederalist on June 23, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Exactly. Free markets are bottom-up economies. Central planning, crony socialism and statism is top-down.

petefrt on June 23, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Er, well I think he’s doing a fine job.

crr6 on August 10, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Del Dolemonte on June 23, 2012 at 4:23 PM

HA just doesn’t have the same caliber of trolls we once did.

GrannyDee on June 23, 2012 at 4:33 PM

so let’s forget about the European scene (Thatcher had it right…other peoples’ money).

and let’s forget about a growing number of states that have finally figured out that they don’t hire employees, they essentially marry them “until death do them part” (and in my experience, the majority of their hires only got there because they were unemployable in the private sector).

so against the trends all around him, he is still pushing FDR policies…probably reading a 60 year old econ textbook explaining the old multiplier theory (back in the days when the money mostly stayed here and spun around like an old Maytag).

our president is an idiot.

teejk on June 23, 2012 at 4:34 PM

0bama wants to expand welfare…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 4:05 PM

You mean more than he already has, right?

Oldnuke on June 23, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Obama hates Americans. He is trying to destroy the engine of liberty…the American economy. We all know this. Why isn’t anyone doing anything about it?

tom daschle concerned on June 23, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Because we a far enough into the control of education by the liberal (anti-rationalism) mindset that only about 5% of the media understand basic logic, science, math or economy. The other 95% are vapid fools who believe any liberal sound bites they hear and support Obama because he tells them what they want to hear. Most of the media are too stupid to realize that Obama makes no sense and his policies are fatally flawed. The media then reports Obama bilge to their audience as fact. The audience is also poorly educated and doesn’t question what they are told.

The number of people who understand what’s going on and care enough to do something about it is growing, but the rate is limited by the pervasive stupidity/corruption of the majority of the media.

talkingpoints on June 23, 2012 at 4:35 PM

But peeling back regulation and lowering taxes is the way to create bottom-up economic growth.

Oy Vey!

Uppereastside on June 23, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Wow, another compound straw man argument. Didn’t see that coming.

I’d like to see Obama put together an honest argument for anything at least once before he’s out of office.

forest on June 23, 2012 at 4:36 PM

“They argue that if we help corporations and wealthy investors maximize their profits by whatever means necessary — whether through layoffs or outsourcing or union-busting — that it will automatically translate into jobs and prosperity that benefit all of us. …

Layoffs are what happens when unions aren’t busted, but that is exactly how it works. A pity that P.BO is too indoctrinated to accept that.

Count to 10 on June 23, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Great photo caption/subhead Erika though it begs for the classic “I denounce myself”

You are doing great work…like the edge/wit!!!

winston on June 23, 2012 at 4:38 PM

In the immortal words of Maha Rushie,
Barack Obama: A Unique Fraud
June 21, 2012:

Nobody delivered speeches like Obama. Nobody mesmerized a crowd like Obama. No candidate before him could say so little, so well. No candidate before Obama ever, ever had the ability to say nothing as brilliantly and as articulately as Barack Obama.

petefrt on June 23, 2012 at 4:39 PM

I have no idea how long it will take for our Republic to get back to a tiny normal with what bho/team has managed to do in less than four years? If we don’t get someone(Mitt), keep the house, and get the sentate to try and stop this trainwreck fast, we will make greece look like a place to go to retire?
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letget on June 23, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Bottom up economies. Is that where you take wealth from the producers and give it to the non-producers without them having to work for it?

Oldnuke on June 23, 2012 at 4:40 PM

President Obama also went on to warn his supporters that Republicans will “spend more money than we have ever seen in the history of the Republic” in endeavoring to thwart his reelection bid.

I can only surmise that the ability of the Republicans to raise this much money is because the number of Obama supporters is getting smaller. Or maybe because of his policies over the past three years his supporters don’t have as much extra cash to be tossing his way. I don’t think he is intellectually capable of considering this logic.

DaveDief on June 23, 2012 at 4:41 PM

You are doing great work…like the edge/wit!!!

winston on June 23, 2012 at 4:38 PM

I second that emotion. I’m really enjoying Erika’s posts. They’re incisive, written well, and witty.

Thanks, Erika!

petefrt on June 23, 2012 at 4:42 PM

By the way, does his term ‘bottom up’ economics mean this is how this policy is going to screw us?

DaveDief on June 23, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Oy Vey!

Uppereastside on June 23, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Here is an excellent opportunity for you to explain how Obama’s economic policies help those he proclaims to be the champion of.

tom daschle concerned on June 23, 2012 at 4:44 PM

I am afraid I am going to have to see the dipomas. What comes out of his mouth is so stupid I simiply cannot take his word for the fact he has college degrees.

Windsweeping on June 23, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Clearly, his speech writers know nothing but socialist propaganda. A who lot of “didactic” thinking going on there.

Count to 10 on June 23, 2012 at 4:45 PM

We are screwed.

bgibbs1000 on June 23, 2012 at 4:48 PM

“They figure that if we simply eliminate regulations and cut taxes by trillions of dollars, then the market will solve all of our problems,” Obama said.

Yes. Exactly right. Don’t believe it?
How are draconian regulations and taxes that have already run most industry out of the country and made entrepreneurship extremely difficult working out for ya?

single stack on June 23, 2012 at 4:48 PM

We are screwed.

bgibbs1000 on June 23, 2012 at 4:48 PM

We are being screwed. Hopefully, that will change by next February.

Count to 10 on June 23, 2012 at 4:49 PM

The only “bottoms up” economics that makes sense is when you are drinking a beer.

Well, and probably some sexual stuff, but definitely, beer.

Either he is truly clueless and ignorant, as his transcripts must show, he really is as delusional as his composite biography is, or he really is going all Cloward-Piven on the US.

Not sure what else could explain such a total lack of understanding of fundamentals.

ProfShadow on June 23, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Bottom up economics… Food stamps will save us all!

Key West Reader on June 23, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Top down
Bottom up
Inside out

Cloward Piven’s strategy to destroy the middle class, proceeding on pace.

Key West Reader on June 23, 2012 at 4:51 PM

I was wondering how long it would be for him to attack the poor for not providing enough jobs for the middle class.

We have a moron in the White House.

ButterflyDragon on June 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Here is a fun thing to do if you’re bored and have a few minutes to spare — and the inclination.

President Barack Obama has an Opinion Survey up and he would dearly love your feedback: http://my.barackobama.com/A-Quick-Survey

FlatFoot on June 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM

regular readers know I’m convinced that somewhere a fairy dies every time the word “investment” escapes his lips

Isn’t that a bit like Russian Roulette?

/ducks

JohnGalt23 on June 23, 2012 at 4:53 PM

I’m a friend of Bill’s.

But I sure do get your point.

GrannyDee on June 23, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I don’t “clink” either Granny, perhaps we can “clank”. (soda cans)

Rio Linda Refugee on June 23, 2012 at 5:01 PM

regular readers know I’m convinced that somewhere a fairy dies every time the word “investment” escapes his lips

Isn’t that a bit like Russian Roulette?

/ducks

JohnGalt23 on June 23, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Oh no you didn’t

ElectricPhase on June 23, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Bottom up economics… Food stamps will save us all!

Key West Reader on June 23, 2012 at 4:51 PM

If that were true we’d be s#ittin’ in tall cotton.

Rio Linda Refugee on June 23, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Here is a fun thing to do if you’re bored and have a few minutes to spare — and the inclination.

President Barack Obama has an Opinion Survey up and he would dearly love your feedback: http://my.barackobama.com/A-Quick-Survey

FlatFoot on June 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Thank you for that. I completed the survey and gave him my peace of mind. He’ll never read it but some poor libtard intern will.

NapaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Oh no you didn’t

ElectricPhase on June 23, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Sorry. Try though I did, I couldn’t resist…

JohnGalt23 on June 23, 2012 at 5:05 PM

I’m convinced that uptheyeastside is crr6

Rio Linda Refugee on June 23, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Obama still waging a war on equity. It’s truly fascinating how he so believes in his own dog food that he’ll regurgitate it for others to see in plain sight how disgusting it is.

MrX on June 23, 2012 at 5:06 PM

“Top Down” economics doesn’t exist, period. Governments cannot match free markets in terms of efficiency. When they try, they just do damage, especially when they try to improve matters by rewarding non-productivity and punishing success.

When humanity gets the message that life doesn’t owe us anything and that we must all work and earn our bread through the sweat of our brows, and embraces freedom and accountability we’ll be able to put an end to these con men promising paradise through higher taxes and more regulations.

flataffect on June 23, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Why anybody wastes their time and ink on what this rabble rousing commie race-baiting untermensch country-dividing schmuck says is beyond me. This man is the absolute worst president evah.

timberline on June 23, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Obama’s understanding of economics is “too big to succeed” stupidity.

flataffect on June 23, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Liberalism IS a mental disorder.

Saul Alinsky and Karl Marx crawled inside his head.

kakypat on June 23, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Yup, and they are in there have a raucous gay threesome with Friedrich Engels…

SWalker on June 23, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Wasn’t the endlessly flip-flopping flip-flopper-in-chief channeling Reaganomics just last year?

stukinIL4now on June 23, 2012 at 5:11 PM

This is the kind of gibberish one might reasonably expect from someone with Obama’s upbringing, education, and work experience — leftist tripe veiled in econ-speak and delivered with measured tones.

Only a nitwit could deliver or believe such nonsense.

Jaibones on June 23, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Here is a fun thing to do if you’re bored and have a few minutes to spare — and the inclination.

President Barack Obama has an Opinion Survey up and he would dearly love your feedback: http://my.barackobama.com/A-Quick-Survey

FlatFoot on June 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Dude. Just the assumptions inherent in the questions are doosies.
These people live in a fantasy.

Count to 10 on June 23, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I am afraid I am going to have to see the dipomas. What comes out of his mouth is so stupid I simiply cannot take his word for the fact he has college degrees.

Windsweeping on June 23, 2012 at 4:18 PM

College never taught anyone common sense. If you aren’t born with it, you will never attain it through schooling.

timberline on June 23, 2012 at 5:16 PM

0bama wants to expand welfare…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 4:05 PM

You mean more than he already has, right?

Oldnuke on June 23, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Yes…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 5:17 PM

By the way, does his term ‘bottom up’ economics mean this is how this policy is going to screw us?

DaveDief on June 23, 2012 at 4:43 PM

less painful that way…the hole is already there.

teejk on June 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I’m convinced that uptheyeastside is crr6

Rio Linda Refugee on June 23, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Not me, I’m sure it’s getalife…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM

That picture of bho looks as he is thinking, just two days left in my horrible week of having to get on AF1 campainging, socking to taxpayers, having to suck up to snobs that have gobs of money for me, doing my eo/ep thing, and I can go golfing! Will I cheat or will I not, bho is thinking?
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letget on June 23, 2012 at 5:24 PM

“They argue that if we help corporations and wealthy investors maximize their profits by whatever means necessary — whether through layoffs or outsourcing or union-busting — that it will automatically translate into jobs and prosperity that benefit all of us. …

Good luck with your state of denial when that works after you’re out of office.

The Rogue Tomato on June 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

But peeling back regulation and lowering taxes is the way to create bottom-up economic growth.

Oy Vey!

Uppereastside on June 23, 2012 at 4:35 PM

and the quintessential example of the vapidness of the current crop of trolls rears its head.

It’s funny, what is so hard to understand about the fact that:
1) Without burdensome regulation, businesses can produce more, for less money because overhead is reduced. Very simple economic fact. Yes, some people may lose the jobs they were doing for unproductive paperwork, but can then be re-allocated to producing product or selling product instead of producing and submitting paperwork.
2) Producing more for less money reduces prices, permitting more people to purchase the products a business sells.
3) Increased demand fuels the need for more employees, thus increasing employment of the productive.
4) Lowered taxes puts more money in the pockets of consumers and people to either invest, purchase goods, or save for future purchases. All of these are good outcomes.

Further, how did we manage to get so far without the regulations that are now binding us? All the liberals tell us that there are too many people and we are all living too long, so we can’t have been killing people a decade ago when those regulations weren’t in place. The PC boom and telecom boom happened over a decade ago when we had lower taxes and less regulation. It’s not as if the president is advocating to restore policies that got us to be the most affluent and productive nation on earth, but rather advocating regulations and taxes that will put more drag on that economy.

It’s like liberals wake up each morning like a goose in a new world and think that the government is just not doing enough.

AZfederalist on June 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Romeny’s campaign slogan can also be one word:

Together

Let that stand in stark contrast to everything Zero North East says whenever he tries to plea his case.

StubbleSpark on June 23, 2012 at 5:33 PM

The spending savings ought to start at the top with elimination of pensions for Elected Officials.

They are civil servants not kings for life
— they are are our representatives, when they are done with their turn as a representative the should go back and do whatever they do. Those who were asst DA (or private practice lawyer or community organizer) before they ran should go back to being asst DA or retire on their private sector pension/401K.

KenInIL on June 23, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Here is a fun thing to do if you’re bored and have a few minutes to spare — and the inclination.

President Barack Obama has an Opinion Survey up and he would dearly love your feedback: http://my.barackobama.com/A-Quick-Survey

FlatFoot on June 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Now THAT was fun!

And the questions…unbelievably biased.

ProfShadow on June 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM

President Obama also went on to warn his supporters that Republicans will “spend more money than we have ever seen in the history of the Republic” in endeavoring to thwart his reelection bid.

The ironic hypocrisy in that statement is … is … well, I just don’t have words for it!

KS Rex on June 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I’m convinced that uptheyeastside is crr6

Rio Linda Refugee on June 23, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Not me, I’m sure it’s getalife…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I generally post about things I know about. If I don’t know about it, I won’t claim to or act as if I do.

crr6 on February 9, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Del Dolemonte on June 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Here is a fun thing to do if you’re bored and have a few minutes to spare — and the inclination.

President Barack Obama has an Opinion Survey up and he would dearly love your feedback: http://my.barackobama.com/A-Quick-Survey

FlatFoot on June 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM

That was fun.

These people need to be destroyed. They are INSANE.

tom daschle concerned on June 23, 2012 at 5:53 PM

And the questions…unbelievably biased.

ProfShadow on June 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I liked the question where they asked their drones whether or not it was important to re-elect O’Bonghit “to finish what we started in 2008″.

They didn’t even take office until 2009.

Del Dolemonte on June 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Now THAT was fun!

And the questions…unbelievably biased.

ProfShadow on June 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Yes it was fun.

Yeah, some of the questions were hard to answer because of the inherent bias.

AZfederalist on June 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM

talkingpoints on June 23, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Very well put!

Night Owl on June 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Guess he only has a problem with record-smashing amounts of campaign cash when it isn’t his campaign that benefits.

ding ding ding

cmsinaz on June 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Here is a fun thing to do if you’re bored and have a few minutes to spare — and the inclination.

President Barack Obama has an Opinion Survey up and he would dearly love your feedback: http://my.barackobama.com/A-Quick-Survey

FlatFoot on June 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Ha-ha! I enjoyed that! Some of the questions were so leading they were funny.
For example, “What worries you most about the possibility of Mitt Romney being the next president?”, which I answered “I’m worried that he might reverse the destructive policies of the Obama administration and bring economic growth and prosperity back to our country.”
And “What would you say to another supporter of the President to inspire them to get involved in this election?”, to which I said “I would say to get involved in Romney’s campaign because another 8 years of Obama would spell the end of American prosperity and strength as we used to know it.”
I see I accidentally said “8 years”, which I suppose is actually possible, given Obummer’s EOs and other abuse of our laws and Constitution.

KS Rex on June 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Obama is tapping the network of American citizens living outside the 50 states more than any other presidential campaign has before, with more than a dozen bundlers who have pledged to raise as much as $4.5 million.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77744.html#ixzz1yelCY500

hmmmm

cmsinaz on June 23, 2012 at 6:03 PM

trickle up economics ????

because welfare and poverty and unemployment converge to create wealth?

mittens on June 23, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Comrade Chairman Obama once again demonstrates he is anti-capitalism, anti-free markets, and a socialist.

They argue that if we help corporations and wealthy investors maximize their profits by whatever means necessary — whether through layoffs or outsourcing or union-busting — that it will automatically translate into jobs and prosperity that benefit all of us. …

He hits all the coded buzzwords… maximize profits (gasp!), layoffs, union busting, outsourcing, etc.

“Bottom up economics” exists only in the mind of socialists. There is no such thing in the real world. And centralized government economic planning does not work.

Obama is drawing a stark contrast between himself and Romney. Obama is a socialist selling socialism and centralized government control and planning of the economy. Romney is selling free markets, free enterprise, capitalism, and getting the government out of the way and off the backs of businesses, large, small, and in between.

Whatever one thinks of Romney, there is no doubt what Obama is all about.

farsighted on June 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Right now we have a financial elite of thieves at the top. Wall Street and financial industry welfare is worse than true bottom up welfare.

What CEO or corporate crook who played key rolls in the financial meltdown are serbing hard time or have had their ill gotten gains confiscated?

Oh wait….you could fit them on a pin head.

rickyricardo on June 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Translation: “Bottom up economics” = “all power to the workers” = socialism.

farsighted on June 23, 2012 at 6:14 PM

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