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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Obama Tells CBS He’s Building A Strong Middle Class

Obama Tells CBS He’s Building A Strong Middle Class

Now Denies ‘Redistribution of Wealth’

By Dell Hill

I’ve noticed several recent hits on the RevolverMap indicating that someone from the White House is probably reading this blog.  I’m not surprised.  Several thousand knowledgeable people are doing so (wink)(wink).

Knowing that, could that “someone at the White House” kindly convey this post to the Exalted Ruler, His High Eminence, King Obama I?  I’d appreciate it, and “thanks”.

For nearly four years we’ve heard the President say how he intends to redistribute the wealth of all Americans.  Barely a day goes by without some public statement to that effect being uttered on TV or headlined in the written media.  So why would the president now say he’s NOT trying to redistribute the wealth?

CBS reported:

“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?”

What “American deal”?  What “bargain”?  Who are all of these people the president says are “concerned about inequality”?  Why are we supposedly focused on building a strong middle class?  Aren’t we focused on building a strong America, regardless of class?

What is this man talking about?  Is there something in the entire history of this country that suggests some sort of “American deal” that leads to prosperity for all?  Did I miss that part in the Constitution; in the Federalist Papers, in all of the recorded history of this nation?

I didn’t because this is the Obama ‘new deal’.  The “American deal” as seen through the eyes of a person who would take from those who have and give to those who have not.  It’s his socialist “bargain”, not any bargain the vast majority of Americans believe in.  And to subscribe to the Obama new deal only guarantees that eventually those who “have” will get extremely angry for having to relinquish everything they’ve earned so that those who won’t lift a finger, and have no desire to EARN their fortune, can “have”, too.

Perhaps the president is surrounded by filthy rich supporters who advocate for even higher tax rates on the so-called 1%, but that same 1% is already paying far more in taxes than 50% of the nation’s citizens.  That 50% pays NOTHING.  How does that make any sense?

And why the change of heart, Mr. President?  You seem to have changed your mind on all of this redistribution of wealth BS from your stance in 2009.  Was this the point in time when your major financier, George Soros introduced himself to you and made you an offer you couldn’t refuse?  I suspect strongly it is.

President Barack Obama quoted the popular Smith-Barney advertisement, “You remember that ad that they used to have out there that said uh,’we earn money the old fashioned way.  We earn it.’ Well, we need to get back to that philosophy, cause that’s what all of you do.  You are out there earning a living and we’ve got to reward people who are working hard, not the bubble and bust economy we have experienced in recent years.”

He said that at a Presidential town hall meeting at the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, California, March 18, 2009

I’d play the video for you, Mr. President, by for some strange reason your good friends at CNN have taken it down.  Imagine that!
It was titled “Prosperity for the Long Run”, just in case you’ve forgotten.  

Maybe Steve Kroft buys it, Mr. President, but the vast majority of the American electorate doesn’t.

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