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.


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“Renewed optimism similarly reigned in Europe, where effervescent markets got a midafternoon lift from U.S. President George W. Bush’s announcement of a new government plan to inject $250 billion of capital in exchange for equity into at least nine American banks. The move to further stabilize the U.S. finance market prodded rising European indices to move still higher Tuesday afternoon”
~Time Magazine online 10/14/08

So the American taxpayers bail out the world?
I guess that means Europe can now stop hating and denegrading stupid Americans now…..until the next time we have to rescue the world from tyranny with the sacrifice of a million young lives.

Goodeye_Closed on October 14, 2008 at 3:37 PM

He’ll get away with this (like everything else) because the American public is stupid. They all believe that he’ll be taking money from everyone else. However, this giveaway is a trickle down giveaway, so the only ones on the receiving end are the ones way at the bottom. Imagine the surprise of the average American when he starts taking from them. Dummies deserve whatever happens.

UnEasyRider on October 14, 2008 at 4:45 PM

McCain needs to play this day and night until Nov. 5th.

He can’t. He might win.

Thune on October 14, 2008 at 5:02 PM

Woman: “But what is failed to be mentioned in that is that 1/3 of all Americans don’t pay taxes”

Obama says 95% of Americans will receive a tax cut. McCain and his crew can’t seem able to deconstruct this crap. And he wants to be President!

Birdseye on October 14, 2008 at 5:16 PM

Two things-

Obama will lie and say he “misspoke” when he was educating this “fine young entrepreneur”. “of course he won’t be paying more taxes, of course, he’ll get to keep all his money’ Snort. (at least till after the election..)

And Two- I’m so glad that FOX has had this plumber on several times today- he’s real, and everyone who’s like him should be getting very nervous about Obama.

anniekc on October 14, 2008 at 5:58 PM

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.

Barack Obama

From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

Karl Marx

Same thing, just different words.

Maxx on October 14, 2008 at 6:09 PM

So if God answers my prayers and puts John in the White House, will he answer one more and make me HAPPY about it?

leftnomore on October 14, 2008 at 6:13 PM

Woman: “But what is failed to be mentioned in that is that 1/3 of all Americans don’t pay taxes”

Obama says 95% of Americans will receive a tax cut. McCain and his crew can’t seem able to deconstruct this crap. And he wants to be President!

Maybe Obama is going to cut taxes on Cigarettes! ;-)

kirkill on October 14, 2008 at 6:13 PM

So I guess we can cap Obama and Michelle at 250 grand, and take the rest?

right2bright on October 14, 2008 at 6:13 PM

If you rob Peter to pay Paul…Paul never complains.

right2bright on October 14, 2008 at 6:15 PM

If you rob Peter to pay Paul…Paul never complains.

right2bright on October 14, 2008 at 6:15 PM

You can also always count on Paul’s vote. Democrats know this.

Maxx on October 14, 2008 at 6:39 PM

It’s official. Barack Obama has hired Robin Hood as his economic advisor.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 13, 2008

Uhh, Robin Hood did not steal from the rich and give to the poor. He took back from the King and the Sheriff of Nottingham ,, and gave back to the people what they, the government and the sheriff had stolen from them.

JellyToast on October 14, 2008 at 6:59 PM

But don’t forget he’s going to let us take money out of our, (gulp) 401K to help make ends meet!

anniekc on October 14, 2008 at 7:10 PM

JellyToast, there is, however a Rev. Robin Hood who is the lead organizer or Illinois ACORN!!

Kokonut on October 14, 2008 at 7:26 PM

or = of

Kokonut on October 14, 2008 at 7:26 PM

Here’s the corrected link. Sorry!

Obama to tax majority payroll of black-owned businesses!

Kokonut on October 14, 2008 at 7:38 PM

It doesn’t get any clearer then that.

Cr4sh Dummy on October 14, 2008 at 8:11 PM

Cavuto had the plumber on the phone on his show today. Needless to say, this man was totally underwhelmed by the presence of Obama and Cavuto got a kick out of that. So did I.

Glynn on October 14, 2008 at 8:31 PM

FIGHT OBAMUNISM !!

Mandrake on October 15, 2008 at 8:56 AM

Good stuff Ed. Rush has linked to this post in his daily email.

Zorro on October 15, 2008 at 6:09 PM

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