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Howard Dean says it is the government's job to redistribute wealth
examiner.com ^ | 2/7/2011 | Joe Newby

Posted on 02/08/2011 5:57:28 AM PST by FredJake

Remember way back in 2008 when then-candidate Barack Obama told Joe Wurzelbacher (aka "Joe the Plumber") about his desire to "spread the wealth"?

“It’s not that I want to punish your success,” he told Wurzelbacher. “I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance for success too. My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody … I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

Since then, the idea of redistribution of wealth has become a subject of debate in America, with liberals generally supportive of the idea.

While appearing on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, former Democratic National Committee Chairman and failed Democratic Presidential candidate Howard Dean explained that one of the reasons government existed was to ensure redistribution of wealth.

"The argument is not whether they should redistribute or not, the question is how much we should redistribute," he told O'Donnell.

According to Dean, government can do nothing unless it redistributes wealth.

But even a cursory read of the Constitution finds no mention of wealth redistribution.

One does find a reference to it in the writings of Karl Marx. In his 1875 Critique of the Gotha Programme, he wrote:

In a higher phase of communist society, after the enslaving subordination of the individual to the division of labor, and therewith also the antithesis between mental and physical labor, has vanished; after labor has become not only a means of life but life's prime want; after the productive forces have also increased with the all-around development of the individual, and all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantly --

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: communism; corruption; democrats; dnc; donttreadonme; govtabuse; howarddean; liberalfascism; liberals; marxism; obama; progressives; redistribution; socialism; spreadthewealth; stealthewealth; tyranny
It isn't the first time Dean has embraced communism, but this remark shows how utterly nuts he really is.
1 posted on 02/08/2011 5:57:33 AM PST by FredJake
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To: FredJake

Gov. Dean gets points for honesty. But I won’t take him seriously unless he screams.


2 posted on 02/08/2011 5:58:42 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: FredJake

Dean should lead the way by sending all his gross assets to the gov’t to see how it works out.


3 posted on 02/08/2011 5:59:07 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: FredJake

FUHD!


4 posted on 02/08/2011 6:01:36 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: FredJake

What Howard Dean DOESN’T says it is the government’s job to redistribute wealth of SOME more than others.

Friend of ‘government’ who use their wealth for ‘social justice’ schemes are immune from retribution while those who use their wealth to profit and then create MORE wealth are to have their wealth redistributed in the name of FAIRNESS.


5 posted on 02/08/2011 6:07:08 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: FredJake

I’m sensing a pattern here... Obama talked about it, now Dean. There are probably countless others. The one I thought of was Hillary tslking about the “common good.” Communism didn’t lose, the Dems just adopted in, yet heaven forbid anyone call them on it.


6 posted on 02/08/2011 6:09:05 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: FredJake

obozo told O’Reilly on Sunday that he DOESN’T believe in redistributing the wealth. Did O’Reilly remind him of his own statement to Joe the Plumber? Of course not. obozo’s smirky little giggle at the end of any uncomfortable question tells us a lot.

These people are pure evil.


7 posted on 02/08/2011 6:13:25 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: FredJake

And there are dolts who still want to argue that the democrat party isn’t the rebirth of the National Socialist Party exactly like their fascist forebears in Germany. Without their outright slaves these days, they just stick to eugenics and welfare plantations. The management of those plantations provides a lot of well paid jobs for those admitted to the fascist nobility after careful screening in the “higher education” system.

Not only would the communists be proud, Hitler would be jealous of how well they’ve managed to institute their policies without waking up the “masses”.


8 posted on 02/08/2011 6:14:56 AM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: Thank You Rush

Prepping for the 12 campaign. Jeb Bush v Obama. A lose lose for us and a win win for NWO.


9 posted on 02/08/2011 6:18:28 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: FredJake

Gee Howie, can you escort me to where it outlines such powers in the Constitution?

This is the Country the Left craves, not the Country we Americans have built.

The truth of the Left is revealed - they live, eat, and breathe Socialism.


10 posted on 02/08/2011 6:18:36 AM PST by R0CK3T
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To: FredJake
...one of the reasons government existed was to ensure redistribution of wealth.

Could someone in a position of power please call Dean on this statement? I'd like to see him point to the clause in the Constitution where that is stated.

11 posted on 02/08/2011 6:20:30 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: FredJake

If he wants to re-distribute the wealth, let HOWARD DEAN be the first one to do so with HIS own money!


12 posted on 02/08/2011 6:20:55 AM PST by Buddygirl
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To: FredJake

Howard Dean is about the size of a pot bellied pig.


13 posted on 02/08/2011 6:26:29 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
Here's a governor who has just jumped right in to do it.

Abercrombie: Some Retirees do not “make positive contributions in our community”

A $4k tax hike on $38k pensions affecting about half the pensioners in Hawaii.

14 posted on 02/08/2011 6:30:55 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: FredJake
Howard Dean:"The purpose of government is to make sure that capitalism for everybody, not just for the people who can run roughshod as they do often in Washington and as the chamber has by throwing their money around."

The time when the government and business run roughshod over us is when they get together to redistribute the wealth. Big examples are GM, Chrysler, Chase, Citibank, Goldman-Sachs, along with alternative energy ethanol, wind and solar. Stop redistributing the income away from the productive and to the failing and self-destructive.

15 posted on 02/08/2011 6:30:59 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: PghBaldy

Oops, I meant to post #14 to you to follow on your post.


16 posted on 02/08/2011 6:32:32 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: R0CK3T

They’ll use the Commerce Clause to do this.


17 posted on 02/08/2011 6:40:57 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: FredJake
Let's see now, my success comes from my work, your success comes from my work - oh, I don't think so. If you want success you better get off your lazy butt, study hard in school and work your butt off for your own success. Oh, and if the idiot Howard Dean wants to contribute a portion of his earnings (from money he earned off the American tax payer-me), to your success, you can call him in Washington D.C. and request it. I am sure since he so wants to distribute our wealth that he wouldn't mind a bit you getting some of his wealth. And that goes for the rest of the communist elitists who don't mind redistributing our money but want to amass huge fortunes for themselves. Sniveling, lowlife hyprocrites.
18 posted on 02/08/2011 6:49:27 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: FredJake
redistribute wealth

The word redistribute is a euphemism. Half the wealth that passes through the government's hands is destroyed by feeding it to the government beast. Giving a portion to the poor is just an excuse to make the theft socially acceptable. It's about the cut, not the cover story. Don't let the left control the language by using their hijacked word redistribute. It's really wealth confiscation and destruction.

19 posted on 02/08/2011 6:53:03 AM PST by Reeses
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To: FredJake
The phrase “redistribution of wealth” is just a polite way of saying “theft” and nothing more. It if interesting to replace the polite words in statists’ sentences with their real meanings. Thus we get “the reason government existed was to ensure the theft of wealth. One thing I don't do with these people is play their semantic games.
20 posted on 02/08/2011 7:07:10 AM PST by albionin
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To: FredJake

Perhaps we should push for a law that imposes a 50% federal excise tax on the salaries and retirement benefits of members of Congress to spread their wealth around.


21 posted on 02/08/2011 7:24:12 AM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: FredJake

It’s just plain “whagrabble” or whatever it was he shouted.


22 posted on 02/08/2011 7:55:24 AM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White)
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To: FredJake
Actually the Government is limited to its expressed and enumerated powers. The founders outlined what the “job” of the Federal Government was, and “redistribution” of wealth was not one of them.

Besides, wealth is EARNED not distributed; so how could it be RE-distributed?

23 posted on 02/08/2011 8:01:54 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: TigersEye

Thank you for the info.


24 posted on 02/08/2011 8:43:40 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: FredJake

Agree he’s just another democrat who let the cat out of the bag.He needs more time to master the progressive spin.


25 posted on 02/08/2011 9:02:44 AM PST by Vaduz
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