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President Obama tomorrow we'll deliver an economic speech and also what homey Kansas.
Tell about 4000 folks -- president Theodore Roosevelt.
Delivered his new nationalism speech a 101 years ago his speech often referred to as Communists -- socialistic.
In those days joining me now more -- what we might expect from the president's speech.
Is Washington examiners online opinion editor David for does -- David.
Also worked only Kansas.
-- While Kansas I'm sure I would love also what -- because -- -- product -- small town America myself.
But this is an unusual move for the president what do you think the true motivation is.
Well I I think you you really pointed out right from the top here's an attempt to you.
Kind of replicate what happened a 101 years ago this famous speech that that then former president Roosevelt gave.
Talking about a square deal for America a level playing field Obama want to see the same themes she wants to talk about.
Taxing the rich more heavily to pay for the payroll tax cut that were actually currently enjoying now -- or who extended into next year.
And -- -- you know he's really trying to draw out of this parallel between himself and that Roosevelt.
The way he often does with the other famous Roosevelt with FDR.
That's worked out so brilliantly in -- And tremendously there is no analog he's trying to do.
An analogue with Ronald Reagan for crying out loud -- yeah famously is on seventeen day vacation soon and why again.
Maybe he'll take another Reagan book or perhaps this time a Teddy Roosevelt book -- -- back.
Well you know why I I'm not gonna begrudge the president for taking his vacation I think a lot of Americans we should take a whole lot more of them in fact.
-- you know in the meantime when it comes to this particular speech and echoing those same themes that we're at the time we like you said the Clinton.
Denounces socialists and Communists.
I think president Obama's really.
He's -- a political -- here here.
On Teddy Roosevelt gave that speech in the -- that produced Upton Sinclair is the jungle.
He's giving that speech at a time -- about 46% of Americans own their own home and most people were dispossessed renters.
And today -- -- even after the crisis were still pushing 70% homeownership.
We're not living in any era of the jungle a Reuters -- they have weekends it's it's 66%.
Now actually got.
-- you know world where words even after the even after the decline.
We're still in comply how much I -- nine weeks of unemployment benefits how about Social Security Medicare Medicaid exact -- -- -- Jerry.
You know I would always getting rich off government benefits don't -- you've got a very generous system benefits it's at least they had -- people out when there -- really hardball I'm.
-- -- what's really interesting to me.
Is the idea that he would try to create this analogue with Teddy Roosevelt are going to -- -- what's -- -- Kansas.
I just there's something secure but I can't wait to hear the speech and and see the strategy unfold.
So we'll see what happens -- the saying goes.
Perhaps also as they say it can't hurt.
Thanks very much David for -- -- we appreciate.
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