Anyone who doubted that a certain red diaper baby who spent his entire life surrounded by communists is a communist himself stood corrected after Obama told Joe the Plumber that “when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
Implicit in this statement is the assumption that all wealth belongs to the government to distribute as it sees fit among its more favored subjects. This means that all wealth-generating labor is done on behalf of the government on a slavery basis. Every penny of wealth that we ourselves create and are allowed to keep is considered a gift of the government — a gift that can be snatched away at any moment.
Having spent three years watching his policies erode our economy — driving up debt, unemployment, and gas prices to frightening levels — Comrade Obama has decided to double down on this malignant ideology:
In a campaign speech in Vermont on Friday, President Barack Obama referenced the biblical story of Cain and Abel in condemning what he called “you’re-on-your-own economics” while arguing for a number of policies that involve government transferring wealth from one group of citizens to another — including providing public schools with more money for teachers’ salaries, freezing the interest rates on government-backed student loans, supporting companies developing biofuels, electric batteries and wind and solar power and funding scientists who are doing research on stem cells and climate change.
“I hear politicians talking about values in an election year,” Obama said. “I hear a lot about that. Let me tell you about values. Hard work, personal responsibility–those are values. But looking out for one another. That’s a value. The idea that we’re all in this together. I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. That’s a value.”
Obama’s own brother, also a community organizer, subsists in a wretched slum in Kenya. Not long ago he was reported to be living in a pathetic hut on less than $1 per month. Meanwhile, Obama and the Bitter Half luxuriate in a lifestyle that the Czars would have envied. But then, socialism isn’t really about spreading wealth; it’s about spreading poverty on behalf of an entrenched ruling class.
On a tip from Byron.