Is America still the land of opportunity?
Talking Points 3/18
- Duration 2:54
- Date Mar 18, 2013
Talking Points 3/18
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Hi bill -- are -- thanks for watching us tonight is America still the land of opportunity that is subject of this evening's talking points memo as alert Americans well know.
Pres Obama's trying to fundamentally change the USA he sees -- system is basically unfair.
And wants to provide more services and money to those who don't have very much.
Republican Party says the president social justice outlook is damaging the infrastructure of the country.
High taxation high -- are holding back the economy and the GOP believes mr.
Obama is creating a nation at war with itself.
The affluent verses the non affluent.
Over the weekend senator Ted -- a tax is a conservative delivered a very emotional speech at C pac.
Came from Cuba.
He had been in prison he'd been tortured in Cuba and he came to Texas with nothing with a hundred dollars in his underwear didn't speak a word -- Wash dishes making fifty cents an hour.
-- I was standing on the senate floor I couldn't help but think.
If someone had come up to -- eighteen year old kid.
As he was washing dishes.
And suggested to him that 55 years hands his son.
Would be sworn into office as the United States senator represented -- great state of Texas.
That would have been unimaginable.
That -- -- says his dad needed on his own without government assistance he worked -- provided for his family.
And now his son has achieved the American dream.
That's the way this country is supposed to work.
The President Obama himself as a very compelling story to tell his father abandoned him he was raised primarily by his maternal grandparents in Hawaii.
He had few resources if Barack Obama rose up to become the most powerful man in the world a stunning achievement.
How much the system help mr.
Obama is unknown.
As his college records have been kept pride we don't know the extent of affirmative action we don't know how much -- government subsidizes climb to the top.
It would be very helpful have that information simply to be fair to the president and his vision.
There is no question that President Obama believes his success is partly due to government that goes to his famous line you didn't build that.
So the battle lines are now drawn between senator -- who believes in the free market and small government.
And pres Obama wants the government to partially regulate the economy and is trying to impose a giant colossus in Washington.
That's the struggle that we the American people are enduring right now.
In the end there will be no compromise one side or the other.
It's gonna have to prevent.
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