Thursday, April 12, 2012

Modern Families


One portrait of a modern American family:

The Romney family at their vacation home


The vacation home at Lake Winnepesaukee, New Hampshire

"Just a couple of weeks ago in Kansas, President Obama lectured us about Teddy Roosevelt’s philosophy of government. But he failed to mention the important difference between Teddy Roosevelt and Barack Obama.  Roosevelt believed that government should level the playing field to create equal opportunities. President Obama believes that government should create equal outcomes.
"In an entitlement society, everyone receives the same or similar rewards, regardless of education, effort, and willingness to take risk. That which is earned by some is redistributed to the others. And the only people who truly enjoy any real rewards are those who do the redistributing—the government.

"The truth is that everyone may get the same rewards, but virtually everyone will be worse off."
--Mitt Romney
 "I stand ready to lead us down a different path, where we are lifted up by our desire to succeed, not dragged down by a resentment of success."
--Mitt Romney
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Another portrait of a modern American family:

An American family not at their vacation home


Not vacation homes in Portland, Oregon

"The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity, on the ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart -- not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good."
--Barack Obama
"I think that one of the things that we all agree to is that the touchstone for economic policy is, does it allow the average American to find good employment and see their incomes rise; that we can’t just look at things in the aggregate, we do want to grow the pie, but we want to make sure that prosperity is spread across the spectrum of regions and occupations and genders and races; and that economic policy should focus on growing the pie, but it also has to make sure that everybody has got opportunity in that system."  
--Barack Obama

2 comments:

  1. yes- you can tell a lot about the economy by looking at how the most poor people live, how many homeless people there are.
    It is a great thing that this all isn't left without president's attention.
    It means the situation is going to be improved
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  2. Their vacation home looks really great, I'm sure that they will still use it for further generations. Thanks.

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