Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Barack Obama told Joe the Plumber back in 2008 that he wanted to “spread the wealth around.”
That’s exactly what Obama did. That’s all he’s ever done. “Spreading the wealth around” is all he knows how to do. Even his #Occupy Wall Street movement is based on “spreading the wealth around.”
This week Barack Obama told “60 Minutes” that he is not redistributing the wealth.
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In 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 p.m. ET/PT.
In 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:
President Obama: Look, 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?
Today nearly 50% of US households don’t pay income taxes. Barack Obama wants to tax the rich even more. And, he is hoping that his class warfare will win him back the White House in 2012.