Obama Tells CBS He’s Building A Strong Middle Class
Now Denies ‘Redistribution of Wealth’
By Dell Hill
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).
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”.
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?
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
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:
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?”
“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?
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.”
said that at a Presidential town hall meeting at the Orange County Fair
and Event Center in Costa Mesa, California, March 18, 2009
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.