Obama: New income inequality rhetoric, old policies
December 6th, 2011
05:48 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama: New income inequality rhetoric, old policies

New York (CNNMoney) - President Obama traveled to the heart of Republican Kansas on Tuesday, where he presented Americans with a choice: a "fair shot" with him, or a return to "you're on your own economics."

Obama firmly embraced the rhetoric of income inequality, and laid out a plan to rebuild the middle class.

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  1. Democrats answer to everything, TAX THE RICH, TAX BUSINESS

    Obama firmly embraced the rhetoric of income inequality, and laid out a plan to rebuild the middle class.
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    Let me guess... Steal from some to give to others. His "share the wealth" statement is coming to fruition.

    Finally, Obama the Socialist/Communist comes out of the closet!!

    November 2012 can't get here fast enough....

    December 6, 2011 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  2. Larry L

    He remains the only adult in the room – and a champion for the middle class and the poor. His concepts are solid and his facts well documented. The Republicans are drawing the line – the rich on one side and the rest of America on the other. They are lap-dogs for the wealthy and that approach will destroy the American middle class.

    December 6, 2011 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  3. Oba-ba-ba-bla...ma..

    Give it a rest Obama and learn how to be Leader....after more than three year you are not there yest..yet..!

    December 6, 2011 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  4. MWM

    Wealth redistribution is not a proposed plan, it has been going on for years. The proposals are to stop the current redistribution from the middle class to the wealthy.

    December 6, 2011 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    The lines are being drawn. The box is being erected. Many Republicans have already begun grumbling about having to honor a pledge they signed over a decade ago under very different economic circumstances.

    December 6, 2011 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  6. Keith in Austin

    This was nothing more than 50 minutes of Class Warfare rhetoric from a man who knows his OWN record of achievement is nonexistent! Bozo's self-imposed comparison to Teddy Roosevelt is just like his prior "wannabe" comparisons to great Presidents; JFK, Lincoln and Reagan. The TRUTH is that Bozo makes Jimmy Carter look good!

    The GOP should give in to Obama's wishes. Extending payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits will continue to gut the Social Security
    System and General Fund. Raising taxes on top wage earners will kill more jobs! Let's see him explain away those FACTs next year when the election heats up even more! The Great Divider WILL BE REPLACED next November! The fate of our Nation depends on it and intelligent voters know it! It's all about THE SPENDING-Stupid!!!

    December 6, 2011 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  7. Four and The Door

    How have Obama's policies served the"middle class" over the past 3 years? Ask the millions of unemployed, the ones who have given up looking for a job and the people who have lost their homes.

    So now he is fanning the flames of class warfare to try and get elected again? This is not what American voters are looking for. They are interested in someone with good ideas and a capability for leadership. Again he misunderstood what American voters said in 2008. Get control of government spending and stop the political games.

    December 6, 2011 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  8. Woman In California

    "fair shot" with him, or a return to "you're on your own economics."

    Well said Mr. President. Nothing more needs to be spoken.

    December 6, 2011 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  9. Rick McDaniel

    The truth is, the income inequality chart, is based on the unemployed.

    If in fact, Obama had done something substantive about jobs, that chart would have a totally different graph.

    Obama is totally dishonest, in all that he does, and the foolish people are buying into it, partly because they are hurting economically, and they want to buy into being helped.........when in fact the person who claims to be the "helper" is the person who is doing absolutely nothing to solve the primary problem......jobs.

    We have seen time and again, how little the average person really understands about the economic situation we are in, and who is really trying to do something about it. That is what the most unfortunate aspect of this political infighting is.......the person people are listening to, is the person most likely to hurt them, in the end.

    December 6, 2011 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  10. GT

    we know his game plan.... blame everyone else... he has blacks , far left... this dog wont hunt with the middle of america... america heard this story before... we want ideas not the blame game...

    December 6, 2011 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  11. diridi

    Nation is on right track, and going in right direction. GOP and Mitt drama on Newt. If Newt is front runner, it is going to hurt Mitt. well, big drama from Mitt....a flip-flopper. GOP knows it. Neither are winnable. Obama2012/Hillary2016

    December 6, 2011 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  12. darin

    i think obama got a good point, top 1% should pay more, lot of mad americans will come if our taxes are rasied and not the top 1%.

    December 6, 2011 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  13. Nini

    Mr. President if Millionaires and so called wealthy in this country are attacked is your rhetoric to be blamed?

    December 6, 2011 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  14. Pete/Ark

    At least he's discovered my 2nd favorite President...now,if he'd just borrow a bit of Truman.

    December 6, 2011 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  15. NYC REPUB

    Obama 2012! By The Way, yes I work!!

    December 6, 2011 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |