Skip to comments.Obama On Low Taxes: “Selfishness”
Posted on 10/31/2008 11:00:03 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Barack Obama gave John McCain another pre-Election Day gift this morning in remarks made to a Sarasota, Florida audience. After telling Joe the Plumber in Ohio that he wants government to spread the wealth, Obama told Floridians that opposition to such policies amounted to selfishness:
The point is, though, that and its not just charity, its not just that I want to help the middle class and working people who are trying to get in the middle class its that when we actually make sure that everybodys got a shot when young people can all go to college, when everybodys got decent health care, when everybodys got a little more money at the end of the month then guess what? Everybody starts spending that money, they decide maybe I can afford a new car, maybe I can afford a computer for my child. They can buy the products and services that businesses are selling and everybody is better off. All boats rise. Thats what happened in the 1990s, thats what we need to restore. And thats what Im gonna do as president of the United States of America.
John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic, Obama continued. You know I dont know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness.
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By the end of an Obama presidency, we will all be searching the couch for coins.
Not being a tax-mad socialist is being selfish. Expecting to keep what YOU MAKE is being selfish. Not feeding a massive welfare state that empowers give-away socialists, is SELFISH.
Line up 10 people.
Give each $1 Million a year for 10 years.
Doesn anyone believe that the 10 people will have $10 Million after 10 years?
As a matter of fact, Barack.....
Hey Obama, you want to pay for everyone to go to college because that will make them better off? Will you support vouchers to let them go to schools that aren't rotten? No? Hmm. Guess those parents in the inner cities are just selfish for wanting their kids to have a chance.
Obama will have $100,000,000 after those 10 years.
It angers me that he calls us selfish but look who is so selfish to charity giving. He thinks we are selfish not to let him redistribute our money. Who is really selfish?
What a stupid thing to say right before an election
It will be impossible for boats to rise when you make the seas start declining.
That's what you said when you locked up the nomination, Barack.
You can't have it both ways!
Maybe I just haven’t had enough caffeine yet, coupled with the fact that taxes are not my area of expertise but...
It seems like on one hand Biden is saying it’s “patriotic” to pay higher taxes, then you have Obama saying he would lower taxes but if you want lower taxes you are “selfish.”
I believe Obi has become so arrogant and cocksure that it’s to the point where he’s actually mocking his own supporters. Think about it. He knows what he is (a hard core Marxist) and he knows hes fooled them about it. So he stands up before his sycophants and says oooh, theyll call me a communist, oooh, knowing full well that the idiots will laugh it off! He makes them the butt of his joke, to their faces, knowing full well they are too stupid to realize.... YES HE IS A COMMUNIST!
You beat me to it. Though if Obama or his minions even touched that book, they would melt away like the Wicked Witch of the West. ;)
What a stupid thing to say right before an election
In fact, when no employers are hiring because their taxes are too high, no one's boats are going anywhere. Except straight down.
My life and my labor are my own. Even if 99% of the country votes to chain themselves to the State does not give them the right to chain me too.
Obamanomics: If you punch some holes in the bottom of the big yacht so it sinks, the water level will rise for all the little boats.
Six and seven figure incomes and these hypocrites barely make a dent in bona fide charitable contributions.
The most selfish couple on the face of the earth . . . that would try to divide and conquer yet not share their own affirmative action’d “earned” wealth with the truly destitute.
That tells me all I need to know about who these people really are. It’s all about there, always has been, always will be.
Wake up America.
Sorry BO but wanting to keep the money we earn for hard work is not selfish, it’s called capitalism. You ought to try it sometimes since you’ve never really held a job that wan’t just handed to you.
ABC has picked this up too: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/10/obamas-new-atta.html
Pot calling kettle black...
he’s the one with a brother in a mud hut.. and an aunt in southie..
Hey, Barry, are you going to buck the NEA and fix primary and secondary education so the kids are READY to go to college???
Easy come easy go. If you want a man to eat for life you teach him to fish, you don't feed him like a helpless baby bird in a nest for life unless you want to cripple him and make him dependent.
If I thought that would work, I'd buy up a full printing and Fed-Ex it to them.
I always have a fire-back for socialists that accuse conservatives of being selfish -
“Which is more selfish, wanting to keep more of what you yourself earned, or using the gov’t to confiscate what someone else earned?”
Exactly right. The socialists think they are helping people when in fact they are crippling them. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
Up on Drudge now!
Then this Harvard Law grad cannot distinguish wishful thinking from reality --that's what.
This is the kind of dewy-eyed thinking I'd expect from an eighteen-year-old psych major, not a grown man.
OK, maybe I'd expect this kind of thinking from a grown man who's never worked an honest job.
With all due respect to Ayn, I don’t think she ever read any Aristotle.
Bondage means being forced by gun point/jail to have income extracted for the purpose of contributing to a wasteful bureaucracy and meeting the basic needs of SELFISH and irresponsible individuals.
Good government means taxing “the people” strictly for the purposes of which is enumerated in the Constitution (Sorry, the founders idea of the general welfare clause is vastly different from today's misguided interpretation).
Obama is promoting a repressive State and tyranny, now that is what I call selfish.
I am a small business owner. Every time I pay myself $10,000, I have to pay the state and the feds almost $8,000. According to Obama, my reluctance to pay even more is selfish. However, also according to Obama, the desire of his supporters, many of whom pay the state and the feds little or nothing, that I pay more so they can get more is not selfish. Something does not compute here
The socialist argument fails to realize that the inability of some to grab the “brass ring” is a MOTIVATION issue, not a money issue. Giving them more money for nothing exacerbates the problem.
When Democrats realized they were losing the civil rights battle, they created welfare which in the end produces the same result - oppressed peoples, The One calls them.
Yes, he’s a scary blood sucker~!
“By the end of an Obama presidency, we will all be searching the couch for coins”
And rummaging in the trash for pizza.
Shocking. The comments posted are even shockier.
Keep yapping Obama.
Wow-I thought he had run out of insults for us McCain supporters and here he comes up with another one for the list.
Clings to guns
Clings to religion
now I am also “selfish”
Oh, and racist
I’m sure I forgot a few in there. This is his idea of unifying the country? What a complete joke just on the face of it.
Well, she did seem to understand the primacy of existence and the law of identity pretty well.
That's the only change you can believe in.
Listen, you thieving socialist SOB, my wife and I paid $55,000 in Federal taxes alone last year. That's probably enough to keep one of your useless supporters in malt liquor, Section 8 housing and cigarettes for the entire year. So, who's the selfish one, you jackass- those of us who are already paying a grossly disproportionate share of taxes in this country, or your supporters who pay little, if anything into the treasury, and still have their lazy hands out demanding "More! More!"
You Obama-assclown! I was paying amost 8% on my 30 year fixed mortgate in the 1990s. I now pay only 6%. Under Bush I was able to refi to 6% and saved some $80K on the life of my mortgage. And back then I only made about 1/3 of what I make today and the income tax rates were higher so my take home pay per dollar was less.
Stay away from my wallet you frikin' radical Marxist. If you want to bring people up the latter then take a stick to them and beat the lazy mules until they get out of bed and head for a J-O-B!
BIDEN IS SELFISH!
$0,003,600 given to charity.
That’s just over .1%
LIberals are so generous with my money, not their own.
I will, however, give her credit for introducing me to metaphysics, Aristotle, and even Aquinas.
For anyone who's interested in Aristotle or Aquinas' synthesis of Aristotelianism and Christian theology, I cannot recommend highly enough this little website.
It's the most concise and powerful introduction to Aristotelian/Scholastic thinking that I've found. It certainly helped me to clarify my own thinking.
Yep. This is from the man who lives rich while letting his favorite aunt living in a housing project.
“when young people can all go to college///”
Which is when the advantages of going to college disappear, because there would be no differentiation. College - if it has not already - would become the new high school.
America - in particular liberals - need to face the fact that not every individual is college material. It’s incontrovertible that there are innate differences in intelligence, inbred differences in work ethic, and vast differences (inbred) of motivation.
You hit the nail on its head. Obama is not a “grown man” in the traditional sense in America. He has never held a real job in the private sector where he was accountable for a bottom line of productivity. The lecturer slot at UC Law and the apprenticeship at the middling Chicago law firm don’t count. He is the definition of a narcissist. Coupled with his lack of critical thinking abilities, he is dangerous.
Dude, I feel for you. My wife and I paid > $111,000 last year, and we’re selfish? We give substantial amounts to our church, the VFW, a local mission, Easter Seals, and so forth. My wife works 60-80 hours a week, I am gone from home 12 hours daily. But, we’re not “working Americans” according to Barack Obama. Sure, we do well, but we got there the old fashioned way, with no handouts and, unlike the Obamas, no Affirmative Action.
My contempt and hatred for Barack Obama grow by the minute.