White House Spokesman Tries to Explain Away Obama’s “Redistribution of the Wealth” Comments… Fails Miserably (Video)

Jay Carney today refused to refute statements Barack Obama made in a 1998 interview where he promoted redistribution of wealth.

Jay Carney would not distance the administration from Obama’s comments.

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  • FurryGuy

    What is truly dismaying is that there is a large group of Americans who agree with what Barry proposed, many of them will be the beneficiaries of such policies while others just want to destroy the American capitalist system. The end result will truly be the fundamental transformation of the Republic.

  • http://NA On Your Knees

    Me too. I want the billions from the Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, Food Stamps, and other social welfare program scammers given back to the taxpayers.

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  • http://ap-dp.blogspot.com Mark Adams

    He’s is reading from a prepared statement!!! Odd

  • Bill Mitchell

    Wow, amazing how he refuses to say “no, we do not believe in redistribution of wealth”.

    During the debate, Romney should say, “I yield the remainder of my time to President Obama so that he may explain to the American people why he does NOT believe in wealth redistribution. In addition, I ask him to provide 3 reasons why he believes European style socialism does not work…”

    The Democrats have opened Pandora’s box and given the victory to Romney.

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  • Spider

    Can it be true that 47% of America has bought into this socialism?

    I don’t believe it.

    This is a once in a lifetime election, and Americans realize their culture and future is at stake.

    We will do the right thing.

  • Rachelle

    We have a Commie president. Never been much doubt on that, and it is reaffirmed every day.

  • http://teachx3sblog.wordpress.com/ TeachX3

    All I hear is how “people are asleep”, IMO, people are flat out deceived. I’m not on fb, but I logged in as hubby to fix his security settings and OMGOSH the ignorance! Now I don’t know the percentages here, but there are people out there that WANT socialism, they think it is a good thing and they see absolutely nothing wrong with redistribution of wealth.

  • Monkey Wrench

    #5 Bill

    Do you believe that Bill Gates should pay the exact same amount of taxes as you? I don’t mean percentage, I mean dollar amount. If not, why not? Why should Gates pay a million dollars in taxes when you pay far, far, far less? If you don’t pay the same dollar amount, isn’t his wealth being redistributed to you?

    Why should he pay more, just because he makes more? That doesn’t seem fair.

  • http://none tommy mc donnel

    why do conservatives like this blog continue to give credence to the lie that the purpose of socialism is to redistribute wealth. people think giving money to the poor or less fortunate is a noble thing. don’t conservatives believe in charity? socialism doesn’t redistribute wealth, it concentrates ALL WEALTH in the hands of the ruling class. obama doesn’t want to redistribute wealth, he uses that as an excuse to confiscate all wealth and concentrate it in the hands of the few(the politicans). once the politicans, who have all the political power, have all the economic power, the worker becomes their slave and they have the power to establish their marxist dictatorship. stop making their arguement for them and tell the truth about the real purpose of their taking your right to the fruits of you labor away. its is to establish a dictatorship not to help the poor.

  • http://teachx3sblog.wordpress.com/ TeachX3

    “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” – George Bernard Shaw

  • Chip Yarnell

    This is Obama’s way of destroying the “American Dream”!
    I’ve said from the beginning Obama and the progressive movement want to destroy America as we know it.

  • http://goo.gl/TQ9WW Andrew Milner

    Someone is scared…

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  • Joe Blow

    Some of us have known of Barry’s intentions since before 2008. All you had to do is do a little work on his upbringing and things he said as a senator or before from Illinois. Do people really understand the kind of country he wants the United States to become?

  • rabble-rouser

    flat state tax for all not to exceed 10% of income, no exceptions. no more FEDERAL TAX

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    White House Refuses to Refute Barack Obama’s Redistribution of the Wealth Comments

    Of course they can’t refute them, because they conveniently came out clear and unvarnished. There simply is no way to spin or interpret them any other way, and any attempt to do just that would make them look even more stupid than they already are.

    It seems then, that they do realize there’s a point where denial or spin would be not only useless, but would not be looked upon favorably by their ignorant supporters.

  • Patty

    Refute, here is something this nation needs to get its heads wrap around and quick, elections are lurking!!

    The Magnitude of the Mess We’re In
    The next Treasury secretary will confront problems so daunting that even Alexander Hamilton would have trouble preserving the full faith and credit of the United States.

    Did you know that annual spending by the federal government now exceeds the 2007 level by about $1 trillion? With a slow economy, revenues are little changed. The result is an unprecedented string of federal budget deficits, $1.4 trillion in 2009, $1.3 trillion in 2010, $1.3 trillion in 2011, and another $1.2 trillion on the way this year. The four-year increase in borrowing amounts to $55,000 per U.S. household.

    The amount of debt is one thing. The burden of interest payments is another. The Treasury now has a preponderance of its debt issued in very short-term durations, to take advantage of low short-term interest rates. It must frequently refinance this debt which, when added to the current deficit, means Treasury must raise $4 trillion this year alone. So the debt burden will explode when interest rates go up.

    The government has to get the money to finance its spending by taxing or borrowing. While it might be tempting to conclude that we can just tax upper-income people, did you know that the U.S. income tax system is already very progressive? The top 1% pay 37% of all income taxes and 50% pay none.

    Did you know that, during the last fiscal year, around three-quarters of the deficit was financed by the Federal Reserve? Foreign governments accounted for most of the rest, as American citizens’ and institutions’ purchases and sales netted to about zero. The Fed now owns one in six dollars of the national debt, the largest percentage of GDP in history, larger than even at the end of World War II.

    The Fed has effectively replaced the entire interbank money market and large segments of other markets with itself. It determines the interest rate by declaring what it will pay on reserve balances at the Fed without regard for the supply and demand of money. By replacing large decentralized markets with centralized control by a few government officials, the Fed is distorting incentives and interfering with price discovery with unintended economic consequences. […………………]



  • Monkey Wrench

    #16 r-r

    How is a flat tax fair? Why should people who make more money pay more taxes? Everyone should write a check for the same amount.

  • Patty

    Corruption, spending, bankruptcies, and wait Bank of America has been hacked.

    Bank of America Website Hacked, Islamic Cyber Terrorists Takes Credit


    Refute? wait for the tremendous repercussions of this.