Obama in 2013 speech: ‘Why should Americans be free? It’s not working’

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America destroyed by design

 [Next image >>] One of the characters participating in the Halloween festivities interacts with a child on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 31, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
One of the characters participating in the Halloween festivities interacts with a child on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 31, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
(INTELLIHUB) — As pointed out by Forbes contributor Harry Binswanger in an article posted back in December, Obama has plans for all Americans. However, those plans don’t include much freedom or prosperity, but rather the opposite.

Forbes reported:

President Obama’s Kansas speech is a remarkable document. In calling for more government controls, more taxation, more collectivism, he has two paragraphs that give the show away. Take a look at them.

“there is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few decades, have said, let’s respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. “The market will take care of everything,” they tell us. If we just cut more regulations and cut more taxes–especially for the wealthy–our economy will grow stronger. Sure, they say, there will be winners and losers. But if the winners do really well, then jobs and prosperity will eventually trickle down to everybody else. And, they argue, even if prosperity doesn’t trickle down, well, that’s the price of liberty.

Now, it’s a simple theory. And we have to admit, it’s one that speaks to our rugged individualism and our healthy skepticism of too much government. That’s in America’s DNA. And that theory fits well on a bumper sticker. (Laughter.) But here’s the problem: It doesn’t work. It has never worked. (Applause.) It didn’t work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression. It’s not what led to the incredible postwar booms of the ’50s and ’60s. And it didn’t work when we tried it during the last decade. (Applause.) I mean, understand, it’s not as if we haven’t tried this theory.” – Obama

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