VIDEO: Obama slams ‘right-wing billionaires,’ touts push for ‘universal income’

JULY 18, 2018

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Former President Barack Obama, in a rare post-presidency speech abroad, took several thinly veiled shots at his successor and other populist “right-wing billionaires” — while openly touting a controversial liberal push for “universal income.”

In one of his biggest speeches since leaving the White House, Obama delivered the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday. He used the platform to rail against populist movements, which have gained strength in the U.S. and Europe.

The article goes on to state the following:

Obama went on to slam the “right-wing billionaires” leading populist movements, in a clear reference to President Trump and like-minded politicians in Europe.

“Populist movements, cynically funded by right-wing billionaires worried about their own interests,” Obama said. “These movements tapped the unease that was felt by so many people who live outside of urban course. That their social status and privileges were eroding … threatened by outsiders, those who don’t look like them or sound like them.”

The report also stated:

Obama, meanwhile, on Tuesday seemed to embrace some talking points of the resurgent progressive left — including opening the door to proposals for a guaranteed income. One such proposal is being considered in Chicago.

“It’s not just money a job provides,” Obama said. “It provides dignity and structure and a sense of place and a sense of purpose. So we’re going to have to consider new ways of thinking about these problems, like a universal income, review of our work week, how we retrain our young people, how we make everybody an entrepreneur at some level. But we’re going have to worry about economics if we want to get democracy back on track.”

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7 Comments

  1. Karen July 18th, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Go away, you are NO LONGER OUR President, a lot of us did NOT like you then and we still DON’T!!!

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    • Joseph Anthony Nimeskern July 18th, 2018 at 10:09 am

      This the beauty of democracy, you vote, your guy/gal wins and someone loses. Get over it. I did not like Pres O but tolerated him. We did not show so much disrespect as your group does. Grow up and get over it already!!!

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  2. Joseph Anthony Nimeskern July 18th, 2018 at 10:04 am

    I would like pres O to spread his wealth and give me some of his millions, but alas, i do not think he wants to share, funny YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Linda Whitman July 18th, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Isn’t that what “the War on Poverty” was supposed to do? Look what happened to the family unit then! And now the results!

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  4. Bekky July 18th, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    It’s ok to be a left wing billonaire, but not a right wing billionaire! How about giving up all your money you have been bragging about getting since you left the White House!

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  5. Capit July 18th, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    The sad thing is ignorant people don’t look further than inside the box. These poor followers don’t realize that this is a ploy to take over after he gets everyone broke and dependant on the incomes. Won’t solve the problem at all. Besides, even Billionaires can’t support the poor for long, then what? The NWO takes over since in Obamas world the rich on the left keep their billions. What a joke.

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  6. JD July 19th, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    I suggest anyone who doesn’t have a Twitter account, get one specifically to send all these messages to Obama himself. He’s not reading them here. Same goes for Trump. If you have something to say, even if you’re right, they are not seeing it. Send them directly to the source. Maybe it will have an impact. Trump needs to hear from us directly just like we hear from him directly.

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