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Shocking Video Of Howard Dean Declaring The Job Of Government To Redistribute Our Wealth
The Economic Collapse ^ | February 9, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 02/09/2011 4:23:14 AM PST by lbryce

In the shocking video you are about to watch, Howard Dean declares that it is the job of the government to redistribute our wealth. Not only that, he says it in such a way that indicates that he believes that such a notion should be obvious to anyone with half a brain. Well, while it is true that the United States has become a highly socialized nation, the reality is that this is not what the founding fathers intended. The founders intended for us to live in a land where we would have enough freedom and enough liberty to be able to work hard and enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They did not intend for a gigantic federal government to take huge amounts of money from one group of people and give it to another group of people. In any nation where a large scale redistribution of wealth is happening, the incentive to work goes right out the window. Pretty soon you end up with an entire class of people that have learned how to "make a living" by being a parasite of the government, and that is not good for any economy.

If our founding fathers were alive today, they would be horrified by what we have turned into. In 1816, Thomas Jefferson wrote the following....

“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.”

You Tube:Howard Dean It Is The Government's Job To Redistribute

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: communist; dean; democrat; howarddean; wealthredistribution
...Shouting into a microphone, sweaty shirt rolled up at the sleeves...

And then we'll go into Michigan, take all the rich folks money...YEAH!

and then we'll go into Indiana, take all the money from the those who have it,redistribute the funds give it to those who need it... YEAH!!

And then on to Illinois. Find Oprah and take the billions she earned on the backs of union labor and give it to those who need it...YEAH!!!........


1 posted on 02/09/2011 4:23:20 AM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

I’m not shocked.


2 posted on 02/09/2011 4:24:27 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Republic of Texas

3 posted on 02/09/2011 4:29:02 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: lbryce; Republic of Texas

No reason to be shocked...that from the Chairman of the DNC which vouched for Zer0’s eligibility in ‘08.

No wonder Dean was willing to lie for him-—they both want to “spread the wealth around.”


4 posted on 02/09/2011 4:30:09 AM PST by Scanian
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To: lbryce

It’s not shocking. What liberal doesn’t believe this? What conservative doesn’t know that every liberal believes this?

Actually, I appreciate his honesty. Let’s have an open and honest debate on this.

I’d rather have Dean saying “the role of government is redistribution” than Obama saying “I am the new Reagan”.

Every liberal BELIEVES that the role of government is redistribution. That’s what liberalism IS.

And Obama is King of the Redistributionists in America. And he should openly declare his stance on this issue. Like Dean has just done.

Kudos to Dean.

Shame on Obama.

Man up, Obama. Tell the truth.


5 posted on 02/09/2011 4:30:23 AM PST by samtheman
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To: lbryce

Hey Howie!

Since you say the wealth needs to be redistributed, could you send me a couple hundred grand?

I gotta few bills to pay.


6 posted on 02/09/2011 4:31:55 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: lbryce

Has Howard given HIS wealth away yet?

Oh, silly me!

WE are supposed to give OUR wealth away while he gets WEALTHIER off of US.


7 posted on 02/09/2011 4:32:01 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: lbryce

Has Howard given HIS wealth away yet?

Oh, silly me!

WE are supposed to give OUR wealth away while he gets WEALTHIER off of US.


8 posted on 02/09/2011 4:32:09 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: lbryce
do I really have to say it???

9 posted on 02/09/2011 4:44:53 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Scanian

Ever notice that the dimocrats who are proponents of sharing the wealth are in fact quite wealthy themselves. AND if they believed what they are preaching - they would no longer be wealthy because they would in fact be sharing THEIR wealth.

It’s always someone else’s wealth that they propose to share.

Heck, Hollywood could feed the world if they stopped living in multiple mansions, owning private jets, personal assistants and all the other luxuries they feel they alone deserve.


10 posted on 02/09/2011 4:48:14 AM PST by Josa
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To: lbryce

The Founding Fathers...”did not intend for a gigantic federal government to take huge amounts of money from one group of people and give it to another group of people.”

I am getting more angry about this all the time!!

Americans are (predominantly) Christians and consistently donate to charities for people or groups who find themselves in need. There is NO stigma in accepting assistance from your concerned, generous and sincere brethren but there are only TWO categories of people who ought to get government benefits/assistance:

1. If you are temporarily unable to provide for yourself, FINE!!! Help is (has always been, will always be) available in this country. NO ONE is disputing THAT!!!!!

2. If you are permanently incapacitated (for whatever reason), help is (has always been, will always be) available in this country. NO ONE is disputing THAT!!!!!

HOWEVER… where the f&^% is it written that I have to make a gift of myself to the unrelenting demands and to subsidize into perpetuity the lazy, unappreciative, BS lifestyle of perfectly able-bodied losers?????????????

At what point are these parasites meant to stand on their own and step away from the trough????

Is it EVEN considered that only a bare MINIMUM of recipients of government benefits qualify for lifelong assistance …and that all the rest are EXPECTED to find their own way, at some point??????


11 posted on 02/09/2011 4:49:07 AM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: lbryce

Lets start with YOUR wealth Howie!


12 posted on 02/09/2011 4:49:48 AM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: Josa

You are so right.

They just think we are too dumb to notice.

Or maybe it’s that they think they are so wonderful that we wouldn’t dare criticize them.


13 posted on 02/09/2011 4:51:05 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Chode

No, because it’s written all over your face. :-)


14 posted on 02/09/2011 4:51:52 AM PST by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: lbryce

The average household income in the US is about $46,000 a year.

Dean used to be a physician and now is a Democrat Party Grand Poobah, so I think I can safely assume he makes six figures, and has made six figures for at least the last couple of decades.

When he distributes money of his own so that his yearly take is $46,000 a year, let me know - ‘til then, he can blow it out his . . . ear.


15 posted on 02/09/2011 4:57:45 AM PST by Stosh
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To: lbryce

Marx, Trotsky, Engels, Lenin, Dean - ideological brothers-in-arms.

Not quite exemplars of the American way, however.


16 posted on 02/09/2011 4:58:19 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: lbryce
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17 posted on 02/09/2011 4:59:44 AM PST by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: lbryce

It’s Marx/Lenin/Alinsky/Ayers vs. Jefferson/Franklin/Madison/Paine. May the best men (and ideas) win!


18 posted on 02/09/2011 5:03:38 AM PST by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: lbryce
pretty much...
19 posted on 02/09/2011 5:03:56 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: All


20 posted on 02/09/2011 5:05:04 AM PST by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: lbryce

He did make a certain point. If money was spent by the government in proportion to each persons income then like he said “Poor neighborhoods wouldn’t have roads”. That is true, same with schools and other things, so government in effect does redistribute wealth in a way that hopefully lifts all people upward. The problem is the government money is spent on schools that are run be left wing liberals like the NEA and they are failing, and failing the worst in poor neighborhoods. So, while government had good intentions, the liberal left has screwed it up since their beliefs are so wrong.

So, yes, be definition every Goverment dollar redistributes or rather spread wealth, the military protects the rich and the poor alike.

The problem comes when they start thinking the wealthy don’t deserve what they have earned the poor, many of them poor by choice and actions, deserve they money the rich have earned.


21 posted on 02/09/2011 5:05:10 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Republic of Texas

That’s how it was for the Soviet Union, how’d that work out for them Howie?

The framers of the Constitution knew people Like the Democrat Party and Howard Dean would come along and that’s why they built that document, as a mechanism to deny them the legal ability to do so.


22 posted on 02/09/2011 5:05:21 AM PST by R0CK3T
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To: Scythian

When liberal say redistribute the wealth they are not talking about building roads and schools which everyone can use — or military defense, which is for the common good. They are talking about taking money out of the pockets of taxpayers and putting in the hands of people who do not work or who do not earn very much. This is SOCIALISM and moving toward COMMUNISM where you NEVER earn more than anyone else unless you are one of the elites.

Every liberal spending program is bankrupt. That says it all.


23 posted on 02/09/2011 5:12:19 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Scythian

Building roads is not redistribution of wealth irrespective of where they are built.
Since anyone can use them they are simply public property.

His primary analogy fails, therefore his premise fails.


24 posted on 02/09/2011 5:14:54 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: lbryce

The reality is that our government has been redistributing wealth for a long time. It already takes money from those who earn it honestly and gives it to those who vote democrat.

The income tax is a giant redistribution scheme. So is social security. Medicare. The death tax.

Up until 2 years ago, the public hadn’t caught on.


25 posted on 02/09/2011 5:21:12 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: lbryce

How is it “shocking?” Dean, more than any other leftist, has been very clear and open about his stances. For all his numerous faults, I have more respect for Dean than other dems who attempt disguise their socialist leanings with a faux-centrist cloth.

Dean’s a dyed-in-the-wool socialist, but at least he’s never pretended to hide it. You always know where you stand with him.


26 posted on 02/09/2011 5:29:37 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: samtheman
I’d rather have Dean saying “the role of government is redistribution” than Obama saying “I am the new Reagan”.

Amen to that. At least Dean is straightforward about where he stands on issues.

27 posted on 02/09/2011 5:31:29 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: WashingtonSource
Redistribution of Wealth/OPM (Other People's Money) = TAXES
28 posted on 02/09/2011 5:32:44 AM PST by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: samtheman

Telling the truth doesn’t work well for Obama. It hurts his head or something. He does it so seldom he is just not used to it.


29 posted on 02/09/2011 5:36:50 AM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: lbryce

Classic, NorthEastern limousine liberal...


30 posted on 02/09/2011 5:37:08 AM PST by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: lbryce

31 posted on 02/09/2011 5:52:53 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Josa; lbryce
Yep! I bet Dean has more wealth than 99.999 percent of FReepers. I do want to see him spread his wealth around FIRST.

lbryce, GREAT quote from Jefferson! Sometimes I suspect he was a little more liberal than the rest of the Founding Fathers, but in the more classical definition. I wonder what he'd think of today's democrats? Probably first off, he'd go grab his shooting iron...

32 posted on 02/09/2011 5:55:32 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: lbryce

Bump!


33 posted on 02/09/2011 6:02:33 AM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Josa

You gotta remember............the pigs.

All animals are equal but some more equal than others.


34 posted on 02/09/2011 6:23:40 AM PST by DH (The Second Amendment is the only protection for the First Amendment)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged; All

'The income tax is a giant redistribution scheme. So is social security. Medicare. The death tax."


35 posted on 02/09/2011 6:23:48 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: lbryce

One shouldn’t be shocked when the scorpion stings the frog.


36 posted on 02/09/2011 6:38:41 AM PST by poindexter
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To: lbryce

What’s so shocking about it? Howard has been saying that pretty consistently throughout his public life.


37 posted on 02/09/2011 6:47:43 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: lbryce

Good grief, people like Dean actually get elected to high positions. If you think Obama is bad, and he is, Dean would have been just as worse. So according to these mental midgets, without redistributing tax money, there would be few paved roads in the country. How stupid do they think people are? Apparently, as stupid as they are.


38 posted on 02/09/2011 7:17:27 AM PST by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Josa
"sharing the wealth"

What you said. I favor proposing a law that every rich Dem should have to donate at least ten percent of their income to the "poor and oppressed"...because they care so much about them. The combined wealth of all the nation's libs has to be in the trillions. They shouldn't mind giving up a trillion or so.

39 posted on 02/09/2011 7:21:59 AM PST by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The “shocking” part is the honesty.

All leftists like socialism, but they never want to admit that they do, or that what they support IS socialism.

They also know that socialism is reprehensible to a free people, so they have to keep their beliefs hidden in order to attain and maintain power.


40 posted on 02/09/2011 7:26:02 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: poindexter

One of Aesop’s Fables. Quite profound. Thanks for your comment.


41 posted on 02/09/2011 7:29:03 AM PST by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: driftless2

“Everyone should have free healthcare!”

Have you personally paid for a stranger’s healthcare or health insurance?

“No, this has to be done by us all!”

So, you’re in favor of putting a gun to someone else’s head to make them do what you won’t do voluntarily yourself?


42 posted on 02/09/2011 7:29:34 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: Scythian

The whole idea that without redistribution “poor neighborhoods wouldn’t have roads” is laughably insane. You might as well state that without poor neighborhoods, we wouldn’t have roads. Or without roads, we wouldn’t have poor neighborhoods. It makes about the same sense. Or nonsense. Neither one causes the other. As if someone decided to build houses on top of mountaintops or in the middle of the ocean. That brief exchange by Dean and the idiot interviewer fully explains the demented “logic” of libs.


43 posted on 02/09/2011 7:31:17 AM PST by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: samtheman
“I’d rather have Dean saying “the role of government is redistribution” than Obama saying “I am the new Reagan”.”

0 is nothing more than a Step-’n-fetchit with a foolish (devious) grin while his strings are pulled by George Soros!

0, I saw Reagan, I loved Reagan, I prospered under Reagan and 0 you ain't no Reagan!

44 posted on 02/09/2011 7:39:42 AM PST by chooseascreennamepat
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To: lbryce
Since Howie's so into wealth redistribution, I say we start with HIM. And then we use the Dems favorite gubmint agency - the IRS - to enforce it, for ALL DEMOCRATS.

A new IRS 'Wealth Form' would be issued to all registered Democrats. And each year they have to list all things they own of 'Wealth' - from Diamond Rings and Rolex watches, to Boats and Yachts, Lake Homes, Jets and even Silver Serving sets. And naturally Trust Fund money Wealth. And after this 'Wealth Value' is totaled, they add to it their Adjusted Gross Income from their 1040 Form. Then it is ALL Taxed at a rate 50%.

If they have to sell some things of Wealth to pay this Wealth Tax - which they should be jumping in joy over to pay - so be it. After all it's just like the Estate Death Tax they love so much, except now the gubmint is taking their wealth before they die. And each and every Democrat will have to do this every year until their Total Wealth is $50,000.00 or less.

They want to redistribute wealth so much, well then -- pony up boys.

The IRS would work in conjunction with the SOS of every State, and every County Election Board, to make sure whose a Democrat voter and is paying 'their fair share'. And the Penalty for 'cheating' is Confiscation of all Wealth and 25 years in Prison.

45 posted on 02/09/2011 10:11:16 AM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Congressman. But I repeat myself. [Mark Twain])
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To: lbryce
Redistribution = Theft. But anyone visiting FR would know this, I would think.
46 posted on 02/09/2011 10:23:19 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (Democrat Motto - "A lie will travel halfway around the world before the truth can put its pants on.")
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To: Scythian
*** “Poor neighborhoods wouldn’t have roads”. ***

Not exactly. Keep in mind those 'poor neighborhoods' were not always 'poor neighborhoods'.

Take Chicago for example. Almost every 'poor neighborhood' now, was originally a Middle to Upper Class neighborhood. My old 'hood' which is now all below the poverty level (a poor Mexican Barrio), was Middle Class when I was growing up. And in the area around Obama's 'mansion' which is now Ghetto2, that was originally all occupied by Upper Class Jewish merchants. So no. Those Roads would have been there anyway.

Plus it is in the Constitution that Congress shall (or has the power to) build/establish "Postal Roads". That's the one thing they are supposed to do. Poor area or not.

47 posted on 02/09/2011 10:29:03 AM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Congressman. But I repeat myself. [Mark Twain])
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