Barack Obama: Redistributing Wealth Is Not Really Redistribution

Remember this?
Obama told Joe the Plumber,
“I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.”

Today Barack Obama told an audience today in Ohio that taking money from the rich and redistributing it to those less fortunate is not really redistribution.
The Tatler reported:

President Obama went after Republicans at a community college in swing-state Ohio today, calling the right “patriots” who are “wrong.”

He also told the students in job-training classes that their program could be cut “to give folks like me a tax cut that we don’t need and that the country can’t afford.”

“Understand this is not a redistribution argument,”
Obama said. “This is not about taking from rich people to give to poor people. This is about us together making investments in our country so everybody has got a fair shot. And that will make all of us better off.” He then lamented the Buffett Rule’s failure in the Senate this week.

The president said that the election highlighted “the central challenge of our time,” and “the choice could not be clearer” among two competing visions.


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