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Spread The Wealth
President Obama and Joe the Plumber
Socialism in the Oval Office
Remember the famous exchange between then Senator Obama and Joe the Plumber (Joe Wurzelbacher)? Senator Obama told Joe the Plumber he was going to "raise his taxes" so as to "spread the wealth." This is when Obama first made mention of taxing those making over $250K and those under would not be taxed. Joe was skeptical. Basically, Joe said that since he was about to buy a plumbing company, he would be among those small businessmen who would be taxed under Obama's plan to fund his agenda. Joe the Plumber made mention of a flat tax. President Obama said, “you know, I would be open to it except here’s the problem with a flat tax is that if you actually put a flat tax together, in order for it to work and replace all the revenue that we’ve got, you’d probably end up having to make it like about a 40% sales tax." Basically, Obama was saying there was not a chance in hell he would ever support a flat tax because, in his estimation, you would have to have a 40% sales tax to replace lost revenue. Of course, that is total BS. The President needs to leave economics to his advisers. In his way of thinking, there would be little change with a flat tax. Regardless, this hub isn't about Obama's nouveau tax code ideas.
That first mention of "spread the wealth " was the first clue President Obama had, to put it politely, " socialist sympathies. " People questioned that remark immediately as I recall. The McCain Campaign should have gone after him on that. But, they remained on the sidelines. Then Obama became President. We had all the bailouts of banks, auto manufacturers, and, of course, a take over of the healthcare industry. Basically, the government took control of all three of those industries. The cries of socialism began anew and this time with an increased fervor. I can never recall a President being accused of being a socialist more than President Obama. But, this time, unlike with Joe the Plumber, people had reason to be concerned. The proof was in the pudding. President Obama and his gangsta captains, Pelosi and Reid, took full aim at taking control of American industries despite overwhelming numbers in the polls showing Americans against their agenda. Even at this, I didn't really want to call President Obama a socialist. I guess I really didn't want to believe it.
But, after what President Obama said yesterday, it proves even more I can't keep thinking that way. President Obama said to a crowd in Quincy, Illinois, about financial reform, "At some point, you've made enough money." Just taking that statement at face value is mind boggling. Here is the President of the United States of America, telling Americans there is a limit to whatever success they can hope to achieve in their lives. He said this to a group of Americans who have been told all their lives that America is the "land of opportunity." You are only limited by your own desires and interests to succeed. That is what we have been led to believe. But, here is President Obama telling this Quincy crowd that people on Wall St. are going to make "X" amount of dollars. Now, you can say, "But, this is the Wall St people he is talking about, the same people who had to be bailed out with our tax dollars." He didn't put into any words just exactly who he was talking about. But, even if he was just talking about Wall St., there are investors all over this country who are independently wealthy due to their own desires and initiatives. There are people who work hard on Wall St. to make themselves a good living. Throwing them all in with the few who break the rules is being totally unfair. I'm not rich by no means. But, I don't feel I should punish those wealthy who played by the rules and are now enjoying the rewards. But, a socialist doesn't see it that way. All wealthy people got that way because of some nefarious means. They are keeping poor people poor. So, in order to make things fair, we need to "spread the wealth."
I don't see how anyone can say that President Obama is nothing but a socialist now. He got off teleprompter (which is always dangerous for President Obama) and once again has outed himself. He says he is not wanting to begrudge people success by pushing finance reform. But, like the typical politician he is, he also says "At some point, you've made enough money." There is no way he can explain this one away. "At some point," President Obama has to come right out and admit what we all know now; the President of the United States is a hardcore socialist.
At some point, you make enough money!
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President Obama and Joe the Plumber
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Remember the famous exchange between then Senator Obama and Joe the Plumber (Joe Wurzelbacher)? Senator Obama told Joe the Plumber he was going to "raise his taxes" so as to "spread the wealth." This is...