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Is Obama A Keynesian?

By nosf41   2010 Nov 1, 7:02pm   1,246 views   7 comments   watch (0)   quote      

Several people attending the Rally For Sanity did not think so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_23Nt5XumaU

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1   Done!     2010 Nov 2, 12:08am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

I thought he was Kenyan?

2   Honest Abe     2010 Nov 2, 12:25am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

No he's a wealth redistributor. Take by force from one group of people and give it to another group of peope that HE decides is more worthy.

3   iwog   1516/1517 = 99% civil   2010 Nov 2, 1:03am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Honest Abe says

No he’s a wealth redistributor. Take by force from one group of people and give it to another group of peope that HE decides is more worthy.

Obama decides where tax money is spent? Really? Where did you get that harebrained idea?

4   bob2356   494/498 = 99% civil   2010 Nov 2, 4:17am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Honest Abe says

No he’s a wealth redistributor. Take by force from one group of people and give it to another group of peope that HE decides is more worthy.

Congress writes the laws on taxes and spending. The president can only sign them. Didn't you manage to stay awake in high school civics class?

5   nosf41     2010 Nov 2, 10:46am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

bob2356 says

Honest Abe says

No he’s a wealth redistributor. Take by force from one group of people and give it to another group of peope that HE decides is more worthy.

Congress writes the laws on taxes and spending. The president can only sign them. Didn’t you manage to stay awake in high school civics class?

Congress passes laws - it does not mean that they write them. Obamacare is the best example - Congress members were asked to pass the law in order to find out what it contained.

I wonder how many lobbyists collaborated on 2700 page bill.
Did they mention this practice in your high school civics class?

6   Kevin     2010 Nov 2, 1:06pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Claiming that lobbyists write laws (partially true) has nothing to do with what obama does or does not do.

Obama influences laws, certainly. That's expected. He sure as shit isn't writing them though.

If obama really wanted to get his way on things, he'd just pull a gwb and do whatever he wants without bothering to ask congress, or use signing statements to change laws as he sees fit.

7   Nomograph     2010 Nov 2, 1:16pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Kevin says

If obama really wanted to get his way on things, he’d just pull a gwb and do whatever he wants without bothering to ask congress, or use signing statements to change laws as he sees fit.

Obama has used signing statements, but nowhere near as often as GWB. Signing statements have ZERO legal weight, they just indicate the president's stance on the law.

http://www.coherentbabble.com/listBHOall.htm

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