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Read the Full Text of President Obama’s Economic Speech in Kansas

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

U.S. President Obama speaks about the economy and a payroll tax cut compromise at Osawatomie High School in Kansas

The following is the full transcript of President Obama’s remarks in Osawatomie, Kan. Tuesday, as provided by The White House.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I want to start by thanking a few folks who’ve joined us today. We’ve got the mayor of Osawatomie, Phil Dudley is here. (Applause.) We have your superintendent Gary French in the house. (Applause.) And we have the principal of Osawatomie High, Doug Chisam. (Applause.) And I have brought your former governor, who is doing now an outstanding job as Secretary of Health and Human Services — Kathleen Sebelius is in the house. (Applause.) We love Kathleen.

Well, it is great to be back in the state of Tex — (laughter) — state of Kansas. I was giving Bill Self a hard time, he was here a while back. As many of you know, I have roots here. (Applause.) I’m sure you’re all familiar with the Obamas of Osawatomie. (Laughter.) Actually, I like to say that I got my name from my father, but I got my accent — and my values — from my mother. (Applause.) She was born in Wichita. (Applause.) Her mother grew up in Augusta. Her father was from El Dorado. So my Kansas roots run deep.

My grandparents served during World War II. He was a soldier in Patton’s Army; she was a worker on a bomber assembly line. And together, they shared the optimism of a nation that triumphed over the Great Depression and over fascism. They believed in an America where hard work paid off, and responsibility was rewarded, and anyone could make it if they tried — no matter who you were, no matter where you came from, no matter how you started out. (Applause.)

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  • Another Veteran

    Perhaps when Obama is removed from the White House he can empty garbage cans in Wichita until he gains some respect for te american citizens.

  • ordman

    After reading President Obama’s Speech I am left with only two choices. Either the President is the dumbest SOB that has ever held the office or he’s the biggest liar that has ever held the office. Wait a minute I’m wrong he’s both. You know at least Gus Hall had integrity and was upfront with his believes and you always knew were he stood.

    • daves

      Could you please be specific about what the President said that is dumb?

  • John Wyatt

    I cannot understand how the polls say Obama has 43% approval rating. Just tell me how anyone, white, black, yellow, purple, or pick can vote for this clown. I wish we had Carter back (this is a joke!!!) — Carter would be a Ron Paul in comparison.

    • daves

      Some of us do not fall for the right wing lies and we see the improvements the President has made.

  • Sunny

    Obama’s middle class = unions…

    Did you notice his speech “harped” on the progress of the middle class? “Workers Unite” was also the battle cry and is one of the most famous rallying cries of communism, found in The Communist Manifesto (1848), by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. A variation (“Workers of all lands, unite”) is also inscribed on Marx’s tombstone… They will be obama’s civilian army and they need to be paid very well..

    • daves

      Before unions, a large majority of Americans were living in poverty.

      I don’t care if you want to call them Communist, they pretty much created the middle class in the United States.

    • http://fb Kay

      And they are taking America out

    • Karen

      I don’t know what Country you came from, but it certainly is not the United States of America! Why don’t you take Obama and go back to Kenya or maybe China or maybe Russia!!!!!!!!!!! Oops, maybe Iran or Afghanistan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Karen

      It is people like you that twist everything around! I don’t know any real Christians that would be standing up for the illegal person that is in the White House! He will get his from God!

  • skip gainer

    Obama is not even worthy of anything written or recorded about him. Because it is all about obama.

  • Kim Newlin

    Sounds like he needs to take Economics 101 at a local university to learn how our economy works, Russia gave up on the one he is trying to force us all into, socialism does not work and Capitalism is the reason the the USA has become great!!!!1

    • Les

      You got to wonder if he actually did attend school or did her just buy that resume. Things just don’t add up about Obama. His very first executive order was to protect his personal information. Making it illegal to dig into his background. Why is that?

    • daves

      Some of the richest countries on earth and, what is more, the best in terms of standard of living are just democratic socialist countries like Norway, Denmark, Sweden etc. The only difference between Norwegian state owned Statoil and American private Exxonmobil is that the former more enriches the Norwegian nation than the latter does the American nation. Statoil has no problem with free market and entrepreneurial freedoms.

    • http://fb Kay

      He knows that he just wants to control and get rid of people

  • The Lions Den Roars



    IT IS ONE VACATION AFTER ANOTHER , ALREADY THEY SAy the cost of his vacation will total over 6million 674,000
    then it is off for , new years eve party .

    The King has placed an order for the muslim flag , @ a cost of $1,399.00 . It must be King Size .

  • Steve

    Luke 10:18And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
    In ancient Hebrew the word for lightning is barack, the word for heaven or the
    heights is bama and to connect the words either an “a” or an “o” is used.

    2 Thessalonians 2:3 (King James Version)
    3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there
    come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

    Political Correctness a term first seen in Mao’s Little Red Book, a communist engendered abomination that is instituting censorship little by little.

    “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”- George Washington

    Carl Marx, once wrote that, the goal of the Communists was to quote,. “enter into men’s minds and cast God down from his throne.”

    Matthew 12:31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.


    In ancient Babylon their economy was based on usury.
    “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25
    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13
    Usury is unlawful; expressly prohibited by GOD!
     Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states that only the Congress can print and coin money! 

    The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was slipped thru congress during the Christmas break with the majority of it’s members absent. 

    The Federal Reserve is self serving and privately owned in violation to the Constitution, charging interest on illegally printed money. Money printed from nothing!
    In America On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. Five months later A UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY was MURDERED BY COMMUNIST!
    “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25
    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13
    Usury is unlawful; expressly prohibited by GOD!
    In ancient Babylon their priest sacrificed babies to their gods baal, and molech.  
    In America the communist under their socialist programs have sacrificed over 50 million American babies to their god satan!
    Leviticus 20:2-5
    2Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel , Whosoever he be of the children of Israel , or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel , that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
    3And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
    4And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:
    5Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.
    Luke 22:35-36 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. 36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.
    Jeremiah 50:16Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the SICKLE in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
    Jeremiah 50:23How is the HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH CUT ASUNDER AND BROKEN! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
    Jeremiah 50:14 “ Put yourselves in array against Babylon all around, All you who bend the bow; Shoot at her, spare no arrows, For she has sinned against the LORD.

    All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. Psalm 118:10


    “The thing that separates the American Christian from every other person on earth is the fact that he would rather die on his feet, than live on his knees!”. George Washington



    • daves

      Romans 13:1-14
      Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.