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Posted on 12/11/2011 8:00:13 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Obama: Not redistributing wealth
In a "60 Minutes" interview with Steve Kroft, President Obama disputes the notion he is trying to redistribute wealth with his plans to treat the country's economic ills. He tells Kroft he's just attempting to deliver the "American Deal" of a strong middle class "where everybody is able to do their part and everybody's able to succeed." Kroft spoke to the president yesterday at the White House and Tuesday in Osawatomie, Kan., for a "60 Minutes" interview to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.
In the interview, Kroft points out that in his speech in Kansas, he mentioned income inequality, a phrase that suggests a need to redistribute wealth. The president quickly responded:
President Obama: Look, everybody's concerned about inequality. Those folks in there, who were listening to the speech, those are teachers and small-business people, and probably some small-town bankers, who are in there thinking to themselves, "How is it that I-- we're -- working so hard, we now have Mom and Dad working hard, maybe if they're lucky, they might have two jobs to try to pay off their house note, and it just seems like they're treading water? And meanwhile, they know that corporate profits are at a record level, that a lot of folks are doing very well. What's happened to the bargain? What's happened to the American deal that says, you know, we are focused on building a strong middle class?
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This isn't wealth, I'm distributing
I don’t know, the ‘RAT politicians from Barry on down all seem to be doing pretty good. Same with all of their union thug friends and braindead donors to Barry and the DNC.
“middle class” is dem speak for unions,even union members I know want him out.
A lot of folks ARE doing very well- especially if they own solar energy companies and donated to Obama
People who donated to Republicans, however, had all their auto dealerships taken away from them, or coal powered factories closed, or oil piplines stopped, or drilling blocked, or etc etc
Is that why I lost my job when the billionaire jet owner employer decided to sell the company last month?
I wonder how long before he calls Corzine the greatest money manager of our time?
I call it THEFT!
Creative destruction. Few things last forever.
1. When did "doing very well" become some sort of crime?
2. Why would we want corporations to do badly when even the middle class has those investments in their portfolios?
3. When did it become not enough to have steady work, enough to eat, and a home to live in?
4. When did it become the government's job to guarantee more than that?
I wonder what Obambi and liberals think that rich people will do with their money if the government does not spend it for them... bake it into pies?
It's called taxes.
“where everybody is able to do their part and everybody’s able to succeed.”
Where have I heard this before ?
Marx: From each according to his ability. To each according to his need.
Obama: “Where everybody is able to do their part and everybodys able to succeed.
The sneaky little commie even got it to rhyme.
"Look, everybody's concerned about inequality. Those folks in there, who were listening to the speech, those are teachers and small-business people, and probably some small-town bankers, who are in there thinking to themselves, "How is it that I-- we're -- working so hard, we now have Mom and Dad working hard, maybe if they're lucky, they might have two jobs to try to pay off their house note, and it just seems like they're treading water? And meanwhile, they know that corporate profits are at a record level, that a lot of folks are doing very well."
Thanks Vintage Freeper for posting this:
tiny quibble, I believe that Marx quote is actually John Stuart Mill.
The 0bama Administration is doing an excellent job of redistributing poverty, or at least of spreading the poverty.
This class warfare, this hatred of what he is not is so deeply ingrained in him that even his answers are rife with the demagoguery of a Marxist.
The creep has a monstrous chip on his shoulder that he carries around every day. He can’t even temper his replies without including himself. Was there ever a doubt that he is a narcissist and unbalanced?
“How is it that I— we’re — working so hard,” He considers himself hardworking and downtrodden. He is fighting back against anyone who is not him, not for anyone but himself. He is bitter, angry, vengeful and filled with hate.
Surely, the right is excited at the prospect of rubbing his nose in this Marxist manifesto he envisions for the Untied States?
“I’m not redistributing wealth. I’m taking money away from all the white people and giving it all to my homeys. It’s what Rev. Wright preaches. Why are you surprised?”
Nahhh, absolutely true.
He really isn't redistributing wealth.
He's redistributing poverty.
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