Video: Obama’s redistributionism
posted at 6:55 pm on October 13, 2008 by Ed Morrissey
Fox and Friends featured this exchange between Barack Obama and a plumber on the campaign trail this weekend. Want to hear a redistributionist explain his policy? Here it is:
Plumber to Obama: “Your new tax plan is going to tax me more. Isn’t it?”
Obama: “It’s not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success too. I think that when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
It really doesn’t get any clearer than this, although a close look at Obama’s tax policy makes it almost as obvious. He doesn’t want to penalize your success! He just wants to take a big chunk of it and give it away to people he likes better.
Redistributionism. It’s what’s for dinner after January. (via The Boss)
Update: I’m not as pessimistic as that last statement sounds. I just wanted to keep it punchy. We still have a long way to go before this election is over.