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Obama: Everyone, “Pitch in!”

President Obama today called on everyone to “pitch in,” which as far as I can tell is code words for pay more taxes.

The president asked you for your money during remarks in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he unveiled what the White House has now acknowledged will be a $60 billion plan to make the first two years of community college free.

Obama said:

America’s resurgence is real.  And now that we’ve seen calmer waters economically, if we all do our part, if we all pitch in, then we can start making sure that all boats are actually lifted again, and wages and incomes start rising again.  And we can make sure that the middle class is the engine that powers America’s prosperity just as it always has.

So that’s going to be the focus of my State of the Union address in a couple weeks.

Hmm. “Pitch in” to make sure “all boats” rise. I get it. INCOME REDISTRIBUTION.

Are you successful? It’s not fair that you just sit there atop all your money lazing the days away. You need to give it to the federal government so that bureaucrats who are experts at these sorts of things can hand it to other people who didn’t earn it.

Listen, don’t complain, you were warned.

82 Responses to Obama: Everyone, “Pitch in!”

  1. Free community college for two years is the DUMBEST idea O’s PR team has come up, ever. I can’t even imagine how the meeting went to come up with this idea and who else thought it was a good idea.

    His whole speech today could have been on The Onion.

  2. Really, How much do these people get paid for sitting though speeches that he gives? Did he mention what his grades were while he was in school? How can he even dare discuss school, when his grades are hidden from the people that pays his salary.

    • “Teach a man how to fish, and he’ll eat every day. Give a man another man’s fish and he’ll vote Democrat every time”,
      Read that somewhere last year.

  3. The lone wolf Terrorist on the Potomac strikes again! Charlatan! Flim-flam man! Con artist! Shuck ‘n Jive! I’m running out of expletives. He’s out of control.

  4. One of the major causes leading to the Fall of Rome, was the collapsing economy, caused by the Roman government’s own destructive economic policies.

    One of the ingredients in that toxic Roman economy was the over-taxation of farmers and merchants, coupled with giving away free “stuff” (bread and circuses) to the angry citizenry. (it’s more complicated than that, but that’s the gist of it). Farmers were so overtaxed many lost their farms, ergo, a crisis in the food supply erupted. Merchants were so overtaxed they couldn’t afford to resupply their stores, and went out of business.

    Now we have Obama doing the very same thing: practically demanding higher taxes, coupled with wide ranging give-away programs–the CC give away being only the latest example.

    So here we are again, doing what the Roman government did, following the precise path the Romans followed. We know with certainty the Roman/Obama path ultimately leads to the destruction of a government and a nation.

    But that’s the Bam’s purpose and goal, isn’t it? That was Dream of My Obama’s Father.

  5. I must have slipped over the edge here: I’m finding MrO’s lastest comments on everything ridiculous and almost funny.
    His reason for a potential veto of the pipeline is nonsense and weirdly convoluted. This crazy community college plan is not just pie-in-the sky, it’s unproductively stupid and won’t be given any serious consideration by the Repub Congress.
    His refusal to admit that the terrorists are Islam-related is putting him into the head in the sand cartoon that is sure to come.
    What in the world is wrong with him and the people around him – do they not see how , well, dumb he sounds?

    • He’ll do a lot of damage to America. But he will look increasingly deranged doing so. Crazy melt downs coming. Lots of bad decisions and punishments for us.-

    • It’s just another example of how Obama and his posse are completely out of touch with the serious issues of the day, both domestic and internationally. The ‘Bam lives in his own strange cosmos.

    • Flim-flam Bam’s mentor and co-conspirator, Valjar, is definitely not the brightest bulb. Neither is wifey (see Princeton thesis). After six years, it still seems like a bad dream. It feels like he was just picked up on the street and given a teleprompter to read. And he is not even good at that!

    • Does anyone ever Google to see how many 36″ wide pipelines are all over this county. To listen to the media and Democrats you would think that this is the first one in history. Keystone XL is such a simple non-issue…. which for all the Greenies out there will reduce the rail and road traffic of moving this material to market.

      Every non-idiot knows that while there are a few plane crashes in the news that the total deaths by auto would be substantially higher if we eliminated air travel. Duh.

      as;a ;jasd;jqetqt;k aq34t;qwefg ;j34qt;j15qrw;k adfada f ;q44wg q4 agret < Made as much sense as Obama on Keystone

  6. My GOD! I cannot believe this man. Just when you think it can’t get more obvious that he is being obvious about flushing the US down the financial drain he comes up with MORE CRAP!

    • He didn’t say anything about securing the safety of Americans today, that is part of his job.
      As stated just now on Fox, he had a plan. The world intruded on him, and he just continue with his plan.

    • I wonder how many of these flim-flams he’ll announce for the rest of his term for the Republican Congress to quash and then he can proclaim Republicans are the party of “no” and are against higher education for all.

    • His family’s long winter vacation wiped out quite a bit of money as well. Problem is, there is no money top wipe out, it is all going on credit.

  7. Once something becomes available to anyone and everyone it begins to lose it’s value….what’s the point of aspiring to an education when it’s a free giveaway ?

  8. Supposedly Obama is receiving hourly briefing from “his national security team” HA! the “team”is part of the problem.

    Absolutely worthless NS team. And Obama doesn’t listen anyway. He’s busy giving out free stuff and primping for his SOTU spotlight. In Obama’s world there is nothing more important as speechifying.

  9. so wait–he’s “prepping for the SOTU address”? do I understand from this that the spineless Republicans are going to go ahead and invite him to give the speech? WHY WHY WHY?

    • He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient;…

      U.S. Const. article II, sect. 3

  10. Kids could join the military and get their free college that way. My niece served in the Coast Guard for a few years and was even given 2 years college credit. She’s only 30, smart kid :)

  11. If he really wants EVERYONE to pitch in, then he had better implement a “Fair Tax” (consumption tax) so that all of the pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers, and moochers pay their fair share. I have been paying my fair share for 35 years now, and can’t even afford to retire.

  12. ot I finally heard the President of Egypt standing up against Islamic fanatics– and appealing to clerics for a religious revolution. Extraordinary. Makes Obama look even more like a sympathizer for refusing to say Islamic terrorism.

  13. Go play golf and leave us alone, with your bright ideas that we taxpayers should pay for community college. You pay it for them. We don’t have the money, our debt is killing the country and you have the nerve to offer more money of ours? Pitch in yourself, stop spending our money on your trips that costs thousands and give that money for your latest schemes. It really has gone to his head. We’re worried about muslim terror attacks and he goes to lecture high school kids about what? Pitching in? Pitch yourself out of the WH, you had enough lazy fun.

  14. It would have been nice if these socialists had tried to figure out a way to make college (and health CARE, not insurance) more affordable. Not through a government subsidy, but cutting out the layers of paper pushers, and needles crap.

    but no. They’re not that smart. Instead they added layers to each and decided we need to subsidize it.

  15. And only 20% of those attending community college actually complete their studies in 3 years (not two). This is another opportunity for a government slush fund.

    If states wish to provide this opportunity, then let each state finance continued education with 100% state funds, not be subsidized with 75% federal funds.

    With the money wasted on the development of the Obamacare back-end system (which still isn’t complete and functioning), the federal government could have created wellness centers in most low-income communities that would served all in need.

    Obama, who has never really worked a day in the private sector, certainly enjoys giving away other people’s hard earned money. Now, he has determined that we should pay for community college for all who wish to attend.

    And why not? He and Michelle have gotten quite use to enjoying the fruits of our labor…..Obama has golfed over 60 times just this year, Michelle enjoys fancy ski vacations and weekend trips to the spa, the Obama’s and their entourage enjoy lovely spring break vacations and summer vacations at the Vineyard, not to mention 2 week Christmas vacations in Hawaii.

    The do-as-I-say, not as I do, Obama’s continually spend OUR money to maintain a lifestyle that they did not have before moving to DC.

    Lastly, my husband and I have sacrifice and scraped to provide an education for our children. At what point do we get to start saving for our own retirement. Obama has FORCED us to pay for everyone’s healthcare (our self-employed premiums have increased 65% in 3 years with $7,500 individual deductible) and for “essential benefits” we no longer need or will use; and now Obama wants us to pay for community college. NO, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

    • Drives me crazy! I took a job at a private college (less wages) so I could score the benefit of nearly free college for my kids — we got two of them through in 3.5 and 4 years — took a lot of work and gray hair…. And now I get to help put some credits in the pocket of other people. Welcome to Rome.

  16. I have several friends that attend a CC. Two just graduated, one with an associates degree in hospitality, the other with an AA in logistics. The others are slated to graduate this spring. Took all of them three years to finish, between working, taking care of family, and going to school part-time. I mentioned this insane plan to them, and all of them thought it the dumbest thing in the world. All of them went to school on Pell grants, and only one had to take out a loan. For all of them, school was already “free” so where is the money going to be used?

    Second thing, 2014 had the largest tax collections in a long time for the US government, yet we still spent ourselves into a deficit. Why? Giveaways, misuse of tax dollars, and an ever growing imperial government. For Obama to say that everyone needs to pitch-in more, my question is simple: How much more do you want to take? Oh, wait the answer is as simple, all of it. (CNS story on 2014 tax collections:

  17. I’m currently attending a state community college. Got hooked into it by a VA program that paid some but now having to get loans to finish degree. Bet being white and a vet I won’t get any of that 2 years free.

  18. Junior college has been the answer for families that want the option of going to a 4 year college usually for financial reasons as well as the o es who aren’t sure they want to go to college or don’t have the grades that some schools want for admission. Many of the kids who go to CC’s go on to 4 year schools for their last 2 years. Sometimes it takes an extra year but it seems to me to be worth it. That said CC’s are not that expensive so there is no reason to make it free. If you are economically challenged there are grants, scholarships etc. to help pay. Obama just wants to appease his far left minority that wants to continue the road for cradle to grave socialism.

  19. Barack Hussein Obama is a confirmed communist and Americans better call on Congress to impeach and threaten complicit Democrats with charges of criminal “misprision” if they choose to support pubic taxpayer theft.

    ARE Americans practicing Communism?
    Read the 10 Planks of The Communist Manifesto to discover the truth and learn how to know your enemy…

    Karl Marx describes in his communist manifesto, the ten steps necessary to destroy a free enterprise system and replace it with a system of omnipotent government power, so as to effect a communist socialist state. Those ten steps are known as the Ten Planks of The Communist Manifesto… The following brief presents the original ten planks within the Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx in 1848, along with the American adopted counterpart for each of the planks. From comparison it’s clear MOST Americans have by myths, fraud and deception under the color of law by their own politicians in both the Republican and Democratic and parties, been transformed into Communists.

    Another thing to remember, Karl Marx in creating the Communist Manifesto designed these planks AS A TEST to determine whether a society has become communist or not. If they are all in effect and in force, then the people ARE practicing communists.

    Communism, by any other name is still communism, and is VERY VERY destructive to the individual and to the society!!

    The 10 PLANKS stated in the Communist Manifesto and some of their American counterparts are…

    1. Abolition of private property and the application of all rents of land to public purposes.
    Americans do these with actions such as the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1868), and various zoning, school & property taxes. Also the Bureau of Land Management (Zoning laws are the first step to government property ownership)

    2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
    Americans know this as misapplication of the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 1913, The Social Security Act of 1936.; Joint House Resolution 192 of 1933; and various State “income” taxes. We call it “paying your fair share”.

    3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
    Americans call it Federal & State estate Tax (1916); or reformed Probate Laws, and limited inheritance via arbitrary inheritance tax statutes.

    4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
    Americans call it government seizures, tax liens, Public “law” 99-570 (1986); Executive order 11490, sections 1205, 2002 which gives private land to the Department of Urban Development; the imprisonment of “terrorists” and those who speak out or write against the “government” (1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill); or the IRS confiscation of property without due process. Asset forfeiture laws are used by DEA, IRS, ATF etc…).

    5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
    Americans call it the Federal Reserve which is a privately-owned credit/debt system allowed by the Federal Reserve act of 1913. All local banks are members of the Fed system, and are regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) another privately-owned corporation. The Federal Reserve Banks issue Fiat Paper Money and practice economically destructive fractional reserve banking.

    6. Centralization of the means of communications and transportation in the hands of the State.
    Americans call it the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Transportation (DOT) mandated through the ICC act of 1887, the Commissions Act of 1934, The Interstate Commerce Commission established in 1938, The Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Communications Commission, and Executive orders 11490, 10999, as well as State mandated driver’s licenses and Department of Transportation regulations.

    7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
    Americans call it corporate capacity, The Desert Entry Act and The Department of Agriculture… Thus read “controlled or subsidized” rather than “owned”… This is easily seen in these as well as the Department of Commerce and Labor, Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Mines, National Park Service, and the IRS control of business through corporate regulations.

    8. Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
    Americans call it Minimum Wage and slave labor like dealing with our Most Favored Nation trade partner; i.e. Communist China. We see it in practice via the Social Security Administration and The Department of Labor. The National debt and inflation caused by the communal bank has caused the need for a two “income” family. Woman in the workplace since the 1920’s, the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, assorted Socialist Unions, affirmative action, the Federal Public Works Program and of course Executive order 11000.

    9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries, gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country.
    Americans call it the Planning Reorganization act of 1949 , zoning (Title 17 1910-1990) and Super Corporate Farms, as well as Executive orders 11647, 11731 (ten regions) and Public “law” 89-136. These provide for forced relocations and forced sterilization programs, like in China.

    10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.
    Americans are being taxed to support what we call ‘public’ schools, but are actually “government force-tax-funded schools ” Even private schools are government regulated. The purpose is to train the young to work for the communal debt system. We also call it the Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome Based “Education” . These are used so that all children can be indoctrinated and inculcated with the government propaganda, like “majority rules”, and “pay your fair share”. WHERE are the words “fair share” in the Constitution, Bill of Rights or the Internal Revenue Code (Title 26)?? NO WHERE is “fair share” even suggested !! The philosophical concept of “fair share” comes from the Communist maxim, “From each according to their ability, to each according to their need! This concept is pure socialism. … America was made the greatest society by its private initiative WORK ETHIC … Teaching ourselves and others how to “fish” to be self sufficient and produce plenty of EXTRA commodities to if so desired could be shared with others who might be “needy”… Americans have always voluntarily been the MOST generous and charitable society on the planet.

    Do changing words, change the end result? … By using different words, is it all of a sudden OK to ignore or violate the provisions or intent of the Constitution of the united States of America?????

    The people (politicians) who believe in the SOCIALISTIC and COMMUNISTIC concepts, especially those who pass more and more laws implementing these slavery ideas, are traitors to their oath of office and to the Constitution of the united States of America… KNOW YOUR ENEMY …Remove the enemy from within and from among us.

    VOTE LIBERTARIAN, the only political party in America that still firmly supports and diligently abides by the Constitution of the united States of America.

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  20. Oh boy – Ovomit is stirring the pot again. This time his czar’s were really scratching their backsides to come up with this idea. Two more years can’t go by fast enough!

  21. Just more government spending and will accomplish nothing. Currently we taxpayers are stuck with $431 BILLION in just interest charges each year. Stop spending now. Wake up Congress and do your job!

  22. Free two years of college. Sounds good on its face, but with an $18 trillion debt, we just can’t afford it, whether it’s $60 billion or whatever.

    Plus, it would only be increasing dependence on government. We already keep “kids” on their parents’ health insurance until age _26_. When is enough enough?

    And I would think that the people that will use their college education to society’s benefit will find a way to make it happen. And some people should just go from high school to the workforce and not go to college; for them, two years of college on the taxpayers’ dime is a waste.

    I hope Congress doesn’t approve this. If someone wants to go to college, he’ll make it happen.

  23. What an islamo-marxist scumbag POS “pig”. To hell with that evil regime. Can the American Republic and the American people handle another two years from that evil regime? I don’t think so.

  24. I don’t want the income of the golf course employees to be affected but couldn’t Obama pitch in and actually spend time doing something-ANYTHING-productive rather than playing golf (and fundraising)?

    Another of his grandiose plans to transform America into a backwards, third-world hellhole.

  25. What an islamo-marxist POS evil “pig”. I don’t think that the American Rebublic and the American people can handle another two years from that evil regime. Martial Law is what could be the evil end game before 2016.

  26. What total e=gotistical insanity. still assuming Americans are too stupid to know this economy is sinking… unemployment is 2.8 million MORE people out of work today than when he took office (His statistics lie as statistics do)….. the national debt is more than DOUBLE..EAL debt… than when he took office… (Meaning more debt created than ALL past Presidents combined)…GDP is still sinking at 1.8% (was 4.2% when eh took office – the only REAL economic indicator the industrialized nations use)…. welfare is up 2–%….. middle income is down 38%….. WHAT IS THIS IDIOT SMOKING.???? WHERE ARE THE JOBS TO GET MIDDLE AMERICA WORKING AGAIN? Rcord EPA regs ritten (More than BOTH Bish’s AND Clinton comined that have killed a RECORD NUMBER OF SMALL BUSINESSES (and small business employs over 80% of ALL Americans you moron!!).
    It goe on and on and it shows he A. HAS ZERO CLUE what makes America work…and B. Doesn’t give a damn about middle Americans.
    This plea is ‘share your wealth’ (which middle America no longer has) so I can look good.
    He will say ANYTHING to try to lend his failed Presidency ONE legacy item of value since he has ZERO so far.
    ObamaCare registration is officially in reverse… failing millions (over 12.2 million have had their EXISTING healthcare canceled to date – of which only 3.1 million have signed up for ObummerCare at an AVERAGE premium 47% HIGHER than they had – another egoist socialist failure).
    The man is either the most vile corrupt socialist in our US history…. or criminally stupid and either way he should be removed.
    THIS college plan is dumber than dirt…. don’t read the headline.. read what it does… NORMALIZES everyone at the college level so NO ONE with an AA degree is special anymore. EVERY job will require an AA to even get an interview…. meaning an AA will mean NOTHING !!
    What a vacuous idiot idea.

  27. You’ve got to be kidding! With the $18 trillion debt these kids will inherit if we, the “adults,” don’t stop wasting money on all the ridiculous crap O can come up with! There won’t even be any jobs for these kids if they do graduate! My grandson can’t even get in a class the SoCal community colleges are sooo full! What makes O think we have money to spend on everything, preschoolers, community college students, immigrants! You name it, O will be happy to take the money you have slaved to earn and spend it for you! He has soooo many great ideas of how to redistribute our money, you have to give him credit for that – lol! We really need to get rid of him before he slaughters the country our soldiers gave their lives for! I am 76 and have never seen anything like this! O is not and never will be an American, as he has no idea what or who an American is! Shame on us for voting for him, not once, but twice! What were we thinking??????

  28. “Pitch in” to finalize the “Cloward-Piven Strategy of Organized Crisis” while fatally infecting our nation with floods of unskilled, third-world imigrants unwilling and unable to assimilate or take us as friends – under threat of murder and eternal hell-fire. Imigrants required to do whatever is necessary – even kill or die – to achieve Koran 9:29!

  29. The economy is looking up??? It would take a person counting incrementally a number every second, exactly 32,000 years to count to one trillion. We are in trouble,

  30. Pardon my French, but please, Barack, PUT A FUCKING SOCK IN IT already.

    Between the feds and Maryland, I have to cough up 28% of every dollar I make. My landlord is into me for another 36% of my income. So just about 2 dollars out of every 3 that I make goes to keeping a roof over my head that doesn’t come with bars on the windows.

    Want to know why nobody’s spending any money in this shitty economy of yours, Barack? It’s because WE DON’T HAVE ANY MONEY LEFT. Not after we send it all to the IRS so that you can line the pockets of your fat-cat cronies and jet-set around on Air Force One like it’s your personal Learjet.

    We are SICK AND TIRED of you and and your bullshit, Barack. After all you’ve done to abuse this country, you’re going to walk away a made man on January 20, 2017, and not even have the decency to give the rest this country a reach-around.

    Sorry for all the strong language, folks, but I am absolutely boiling mad right about now.

  31. Oh good, we can increase lottery jackpots in TN. We have just instituted a 2 year lottery scholarship to any 2 year community or tech college. As it recall it requires a C or better GPA as well.

    I find it pretty ironic that he came to TN to announce his latest boondoggle when we already have a better system in place.


  32. Maybe Obama should ask Al Sharpton to pay his fare share of the
    Income taxes.  Then he wouldn’t need to ask us to pay again and again.

  33. For kids who have worked hard to earn good grades in high school, there are plenty of scholarships out there. Obama’s plan gives away scholarships so kids can take a two year vacation collecting government money and goodies while taking easy classes and partying every weekend. It’s just another giveaway to illegals and those who love getting government money with no strings attached.