Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Today's Reason NOT To Vote For Obama

This one's easy: Obama favors socialist economics! Take this example from foxnews.com [emphasis mine]:

Barack Obama told a tax-burdened plumber over the weekend that his economic philosophy is to "spread the wealth around" -- a comment that may only draw fire from riled-up John McCain supporters who have taken to calling Obama a "socialist" at the Republican's rallies.

Obama made the remark, caught on camera, after fielding some tough questions from the plumber Sunday in Ohio, where the Democratic candidate canvassed neighborhoods and encouraged residents to vote early.

"Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn't it?" the plumber asked, complaining that he was being taxed "more and more for fulfilling the American dream."

"It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they've got a chance for success too," Obama responded. "My attitude is that if the economy's good for folks from the bottom up, it's gonna be good for everybody ... I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."

Good for everybody?!?! I think this plumber is on to something! The essence of Obama-nomics is that those with money will be taxed, to pay for programs that we can't afford and can't even start to justify, to give money to those unwilling to work for it like the majority of us do. This is, for all practical purposes, socialism.

And please notice: Obama did not deny that the plumber would be taxed more!!

1 comment:

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