The genius of America is the free-enterprise system, and freedom " Read more: Romney, Obama, sharply disagree on role of government | The Daily Caller Yup...that came out of the mouth of President Obama in the debate..... ....no...really! The "You didn't build that" guy!!! This Obama: 1. On the afternoon of April 1, 1983, Barack Obama, then a senior at Columbia University, made his way into the Great Hall of Manhattans Cooper Union to attend a Socialist Scholars Conference. There Obama discovered his vocation as a community organizer, as well as a political program to guide him throughout his life. 2. it was there that a demoralized and frustrated socialist movement largely set aside strategies of nationalization and turned increasingly to local organizing as a way around the Reagan presidency a. the archived files of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which include Obamas name on a conference registration list . The 1983 Cooper Union Conference, billed as a tribute to Marx, was precisely when Obama discovered his vocation for community organizing. Obama 3. The strategies and model discussed at the Socialist Scholars Conferences were based on moderation in pursuit of radical goals, of boring from within the system in order to undermine it. These were the tactics devised by European Marxists such as Andre Gorz, a main theorist in the New Left movement. The reforms were designed to weaken the capitalist system. 4. American Marxists Richard Cloward and Francis Fox Piven advanced a theory of breaking the bank by overloading the welfare rolls. They stated that many Americans who were eligible for welfare were not receiving benefits, and that a welfare enrollment drive would strain local budgets, precipitating a crisis at the state and local levels that would be a wake-up call for the federal government, particularly the Democratic Party, thus forcing it to implement a national solution to poverty. Cloward and Piven wrote that the ultimate objective of this strategy [would be] to wipe out poverty by establishing a guaranteed annual income... The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty | Common Dreams Did Obama plan on imposing said tactics on Ameria? Watch this: a. .the dramatically larger increase also suggests that part of the [welfare] programs growth is due to conscious policy choices by this administration to ease eligibility rules and expand caseloads .income limits for eligibility have risen twice as fast as inflation since 2007 and are now roughly 10 percent higher than they were when Obama took office. Study: More Than Half a Trillion Dollars Spent on Welfare But Poverty Levels Unaffected | CNSNews.com 5. On the evening of January 11, 1996, while Mitt Romney was in the final years of his run as the head of Bain Capital, Barack Obama formally joined the New Party, which was deeply hostile to the mainstream of the Democratic party and even to American capitalism .Minutes of the meeting on January 11, 1996, of the New Partys Chicago chapter read as follows: a. Barack Obama, candidate for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party Candidate Contract and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also joined the New Party. b. the meeting at which Obama joined the party opened with the announcement of a forthcoming event featuring the prominent socialist activist Frances Fox Piven. Obamas Third-Party History - Stanley Kurtz - National Review Online The genius of America is the free-enterprise system, and freedom " He said that????