The words of President Obama:
There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. [Emphasis added]
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet. [Emphasis added]
….Claiming others not serious about the deficit. Yes…Mr. President, we know how serious you are about the deficit. Your seriousness is in your deficits that YOU created…not Mitt Romney…not the Tea Party. Only you! Does he even think no one is watching?
LOOK WHAT THEY JUST DID UNDER THE COVER OF NIGHT. THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA WILL NOT REPORT THIS.
Republicans are accusing the Obama administration of unilaterally gutting welfare reform after the Department of Health and Human Services quietly notified states that they may seek a waiver for the program’s strict work requirements.
HHS made the announcement in a policy memo Thursday, news that slipped well below the radar amid a raucous day on the presidential campaign trail. But a few prominent GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill picked up on the change, and accused the administration of overhauling one of the most important bipartisan agreements of the past several decades.
The government has been targeting Spanish speakers with radio “novelas” promoting food stamp usage as part of a stated mission to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.
Each novela, comprising a 10-part series called “PARQUE ALEGRIA,” or “HAPPINESS PARK,” presents a semi-dramatic scenario involving characters convincing others to get on food stamps, or explaining how much healthier it is to be on food stamps.
Penn State’s internal investigation released a final report Thursday describing how the University’s top officials ‘repeatedly concealed critical facts’ about former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of young boys for over a decade.
The report was spearheaded by former FBI director Louis Freeh who was hired by the school’s board to lead the nearly-eight-month investigation, interviewing hundreds of people before determining that Paterno and three other leaders at Penn State showed ‘callous and shocking disregard’ for Sandusky’s young victims and chose to keep word of his sex abuse quiet for fear of bad publicity.
‘The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized,’ the Freeh report states.