“…. and that is a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle-class America’s basic bargain — that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead. I believe this is the defining challenge of our time: Making sure our economy works for every working American. It’s why I ran for President. It was at the center of last year’s campaign. It drives everything I do in this office. And I know I’ve raised this issue before, and some will ask why I raise the issue again right now. I do it because the outcomes of the debates we’re having right now — whether it’s health care, or the budget, or reforming our housing and financial systems — all these things will have real, practical implications for every American. And I am convinced that the decisions we make on these issues over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where opportunity is real.”
We must never forget, this same Obama, head of the regime and leader of the Marxist/Progressives promised the United States five days before the election in 2008 that he would fundamentally transform the United States. He did not say from what to what, but every indication says this is the same transformation outlined by Karl Marx. Therefore, to complete Obama’s promise it would read that the United States would be transformed from a free capitalist society to a socially just classless society (Marxist society). Obama gives even more reason to believe this is what he meant in this talk. Let us look.
Obama stated; “And that is a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle-class America’s basic bargain — that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead.”
Obama said the unlimited opportunity that began in Jamestown in 1607 is under threat. He is absolutely right; that concept of hard work opens opportunities is severely threatened. It is threatened not because of capitalism, as he would have us believe, but because of the very thing he claimed will solve these very problems, government. Here is an example that outlines the fallacy of Obama’s claim and his solution of government.
Eleven year old Madison was with her father at the time next to the Skidmore Fountain in downtown Portland, where the city holds a weekly market. She was selling mistletoe to raise money for braces. A security guard told her that she had to stop selling due to a city ordinance that bans such activity in a park "except as expressly permitted under the terms of a lease, concession or permit," it was reported.
The guard then told Madison that she could sell her mistletoe outside the boundaries of the park where the fountain and the market are located, away from the crowds, or she could simply ask for donations to cover the cost of her braces.
"I don't want to beg! I would rather work for something than beg," this true American replied. Unfortunately this idea of government controlling our actions for our protection, which Obama claims is necessary, is what thwarts opportunity throughout the total economy, not just a park in Oregon.
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