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Obama´s Loafer Nation
American Thinker, by Ed Lasky

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Posted By:magnante, 2/10/2014 6:14:33 AM

President Obama has broken many promises. One that he has not broken is his boast that he would "fundamentally transform America." He and his fellow Democrats are on the verge of doing just that by turning us into a nation of loafers. A loafer is an idle person who lives off others. Barack Obama seemingly has no problem with such people. He might even relate to them. He does have a serious problem with his own work ethic, and finds work boring. (snip) But Obama and his Democratic Party allies seem to be gleeful about the rise of the loafer class.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 2/10/2014 6:37:32 AM     (No. 9726251)

It doesn´t take a rocket scientist to figure out why! They think that the lie-abouts receiving goodies from the government will vote for those who ´give´ them the most freebies.

Oh, wait, they already do!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: grace1798, 2/10/2014 6:53:08 AM     (No. 9726261)

I said it before, it is worth repeating. I was shopping at Walmart on the 30th of January.....to grab something for my office at lunchtime. To my dismay, those sucking off the gov all got their money early........the 1st landed on a Sunday. SOOOOO...here I am 65......in pretty good shape....but there are those living off the gov......healthier, stronger, younger than I am......living off my the taxes I am paying by working for a living! HOW SICK IS THIS?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: govlawyer, 2/10/2014 7:14:40 AM     (No. 9726294)

Didn´t Obongo organize communities of them before hitting the pro-grafter circuit?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2, 2/10/2014 7:24:27 AM     (No. 9726300)

Ayn Rand was quite prescient, wasn´t she? People who work will become the John Galts of post-Obama America, if not before.

I mourn for America.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jinx, 2/10/2014 7:49:39 AM     (No. 9726339)

I call them parasites.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/10/2014 7:58:36 AM     (No. 9726347)

Leftists have long avoided adding the value of leisure time to the total welfare equation.

Now that it has been officially acknowledged,
shouldn´t that value be added to all welfare recipients in lieu of cash money ?

Can´t have it both ways.

....unless you´re a leftie.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/10/2014 8:00:37 AM     (No. 9726349)

People see our elected officials gaming the system and making themselves millionaires before they leave office. They don´t see fiscal responsibility in government. They see graft and corruption. Business CEO´s are receiving bonuses when they fail. The hard working man and woman going to work everyday is seen as a chump. I am in no way defending this attitude, but we must demand more from those in charge. Integrity must find its way back into our lives and not just for the working chumps that provide the easy street on which our politicians reside. It is time to demand it from everyone employed by the government. They work for us and are wasting and stealing our money. Responsibility is not just for the working class.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: privateer, 2/10/2014 8:19:22 AM     (No. 9726374)

I´ve had an idea that might help, re: Loafer Nation. Honest, productive Americans (non-dhims) need to take a cue from the leftists. They make everything they deem negative an emergency, a crisis, a cause celebre. We need to make March "Cloward-Piven" Awareness Month. Everyone in America must have it pounded into their heads who they were, what their strategy involves and how it is applied,and also who´s using it on US and what will be the end result if they succeed. Bring it out in the open: identify it, freeze it, polarize it and destroy it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rather Read, 2/10/2014 8:23:27 AM     (No. 9726379)

"Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance."

Anthony Trollope was one of the great Victorian novelists. He had a day job working for the Post Office. He wrote every day before he went to work and finished many novels, short stories and articles. He was married had children and other hobbies and was a happy man. You don´t have to whine, suffer and angst to be a writer or artist, nor do you have to assume other people will support you. Trollope made his own way.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pixie1942, 2/10/2014 8:28:36 AM     (No. 9726389)



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Reply 11 - Posted by: shamus, 2/10/2014 8:29:10 AM     (No. 9726391)

Slacker president.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: web, 2/10/2014 8:30:34 AM     (No. 9726394)

I´m still driving a 2001 car, which I keep maintaining. The only way I can pay for propane to heat my home is with my income tax refund. Cost of propane is going UP, because of a shortage caused by drying out all that corn used for ethanol. Everyone is on the take, it seems. Both city and county government management give themselves large raises, while the workers scrape by. Democrats are responsible for this attitude.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pixie1942, 2/10/2014 8:35:15 AM     (No. 9726400)

sorry...when the communists took control of the democrat party this country was doomed for the crapper and we are just about there---stinks doesn´t it...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 2/10/2014 8:36:20 AM     (No. 9726402)

And the Govt and churches are sending billions of dollars overseas to help the poor....the poor is right next door, your neighbor, the family down the street, the old timer you see in the grocery store agonizing over what cheap piece of meat to buy that will last several days. Wake up people it is time to realize charity begins at home. We need to take care of each other.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/10/2014 8:42:38 AM     (No. 9726409)

Tacit in a promise of fundamental change is the commitment that the change will be for the better. Better as seen and understood in a society´s culture, traditions, aspirations and values. From that perspective to say 0bama has "not broken" his promise is a clever play at words but devastating in reality.
It is time to get serious and lay these issues out systematically in front of the people. The MSM is certainly not going to carry your message. But neither did it carry Reagan´s. He still won 49 States.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/10/2014 8:59:00 AM     (No. 9726427)

Title Correction: Obama´s Loafer Voter Nation

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Felixcat, 2/10/2014 9:32:17 AM     (No. 9726470)

Not working has worked well for the Obamas.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 2/10/2014 10:09:10 AM     (No. 9726520)

The single biggest mistake ever made in our nation´s history was allowing non-taxpayers the right to vote.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: rochow, 2/10/2014 10:26:51 AM     (No. 9726545)

The First Loafer lives in the White House, helped by the First Loafa Laaaaady!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Arby, 2/10/2014 11:00:21 AM     (No. 9726581)

Wait until his idiot supporters find out just how much money a poet actually makes.



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Reply 21 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/10/2014 12:00:24 PM     (No. 9726659)

Obama´s creating a, "NO WORK CLIMATE", for all his Lo-Fo, unemployment, food stamp devourers, is even
more destructive than any of Hitler´s utopian promises
........ Or Lenin´s and Stalin´s unreal insanities either.

Those tyrants did not have the help of TV´s mass brainwash media to give them daily dumb down help.
Yes, the TV news actors are equally as dangerous and destructive, if not moreso, than Hussein and his entire commie cabal !

Can productive people out produce these destroyers?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: AltaD, 2/10/2014 1:02:27 PM     (No. 9726761)

I´m tired of the MSM and others acting as if prior to obamacare, individuals were barred from purchasing health insurance on their own. Responsible free-lancers, artists, musicians, the self-employed purchased affordable health insurance plans for themselves, until obamacare killed those insurance policies.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: steveW, 2/10/2014 1:03:01 PM     (No. 9726762)

Weak, dependent people = the Left´s best friends
Strong, independent people = the Left´s worst enemies

It´s really simple, really.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 2/10/2014 1:23:19 PM     (No. 9726785)

Now that we Americans are living in a bass-ackwards, fundamentally transformed country, if we are to believe Barack Hussein Obama’s words, he should have no objection to being hard-wired to a polygraph. In so doing, our feeble, non-technological attempts to detect his lies will no longer be necessary. They will automatically spew forth on graph paper. If he can’t handle the truth, we will know.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 2/10/2014 1:25:07 PM     (No. 9726790)

There are still a few who work for a living.

Outnumbered by those who vote for a living

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Reply 26 - Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth, 2/10/2014 2:38:09 PM     (No. 9726898)

#8 sure loves to make excuses for strawmen.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Sulaco, 2/10/2014 3:46:27 PM     (No. 9727018)

Recently read a report that said shivering uncontrollably for 10 mins was the equivalent of over an hour of exercise. This MUST be what our brilliant President had in mind, he only cares about whats best for us…

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 2/10/2014 4:29:18 PM     (No. 9727075)

The Government learned something from the drug cartels. They are just getting people addicted to the handouts. It gives Government more power day by day. I think Steppenwolf hit the nail on the head. (Steppenwolf - The Pusher) YouTube it. They´re really talking about Government.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: paloalto, 2/10/2014 4:43:25 PM     (No. 9727097)

Republicans should vote to defund and dismantle the US Department of Labor. Who needs to pay for such a vast bureaucracy of workplace safety regulations, job-training programs, etc., etc. when everyone knows work is such a buzzkill.

You know what the real buzzkill is? Able-bodied young people opting out of jobs during their peak earning years -- years when they are young and healthy and can work hard and take risks and grow the economy. Years when they can build up a nest egg so they´re not a drain on the system later when they are old and infirm.

The majority of young people won´t buy the lie that work is a buzzkill, but I´m afraid that enough will that the destruction it leaves in its wake will be with us for generations.



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Reply 30 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/10/2014 6:33:55 PM     (No. 9727225)

You mean that young people (or even all people?) will not work simply because it is the thing one should do or to make sure the "greater cause" benefits? /s

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Reply 31 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 2/10/2014 7:05:47 PM     (No. 9727245)

While I believe electing conservatives in 2014 is vital, everyday as this administration gives us some new disaster I think how voting out this POS president was so critical in 2012 and we blew it. This work is voluntary philosophy is so dangerous and so potentially catastrophic to a continuation of the US as we know it, I wonder if it is not already too late to save this once great nation. The "loafer" concept is the only logical conclusion of the Dems failed education policies, economic policies and the calamity that is ObamaCare. Once the loafer philosophy gets instilled, and it will thanks to the compliant LSM, we certainly are doomed. And the fact that the Republican leadership has not come out swinging on this insanity only reinforces the notion that the end may already be here. I hate this negativity, but this administration is taking this country on a luge ride to hell and the momentum may be to hard to overcome.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: sikupnfed, 2/10/2014 8:40:03 PM     (No. 9727342)

Where is this Galt guy anyway? Been checking my email and phone for messages... nothing. Please, oh please let me be worthy!

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?


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