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Obama: “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money”

Remember during the campaign when Obama told Joe the Plumber that he wanted to “spread the wealth around”? It’s been obvious to anyone paying attention that Obama is a guy with socialist, Marxist tendencies. He tries to cover it up, and sometimes he’s good at doing just that. Other times, the real Obama slips out on accident, and he exposes himself for her who really is.

Another thing to remember from the campaign — the press used to fawn over his soaring rhetoric, his amazing oratorical skills. Again, anyone paying attention could see otherwise. Whenever Obama goes off the teleprompter, disaster ensues.

And that brings us to this clip.

We’re not, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you’re providing a good product or providing good service. We don’t want people to stop, ah, fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy.

Since when does the president get to decide when someone is making “too much” money? Financial success used to be considered a good thing, something to strive for. We have a president who claims to believe in the free market, but his style of governing proves the exact opposite. Success is something to be punished. So is independence, self-reliance, risk-taking, and responsibility. Now, we’re all supposed to not only be completely dependent on the government, but we’re also supposed to be serving the government.

As Ed Morrissey points out,

The President doesn’t get to decide when people have “made enough money.” In fact, as the radio host notes, that’s a statist point of view. Furthermore, the responsibility of an entrepreneur isn’t to “grow our economy,” core or otherwise. It’s to grow his own economy. In a properly regulated capitalist system, the natural tension of self-interests create economic growth through innovation and efficient use of capital and resources.

Put simply, a free people work for themselves, not for the government. Barack Obama seems to have a problem understanding that.

Politicians are supposed to be public servants. They are supposed to serve us, not the other way around. Money is not earned for the benefit of the government. And as long as it isn’t earned through illegal means, then what business is it of Obama’s?

For anyone who paid any attention at all to Obama’s record and background, this radicalism isn’t exactly a huge surprise. All the people who voted for him based on nothing more than campaign promises and a catchy catchphrase… well, you reap what you sow. They got their change, all right. Hope they’re happy with it.

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  • Duffy says:

    I would like to know exactly what that number is. Is it $10 million? $5 million? What does our esteemed President plan on doing when he hits that number? Does that include combined earnings? Are expense accounts counted toward earnings?

  • Jim Nelson says:

    Over the years, we’ve relied increasingly on income taxes paid by rich people to fund the government. I don’t think that’s a particularly good idea, but if you’re going to do it that way, there’s one thing that you absolutely, positively need to have, and that is…wait for it…RICH PEOPLE.

    It’s really not that complicated. If the government is going to arbitrarily decide how much money people can make, well, all of that money that people will no longer be allowed to make is money that they’ll also no longer be paying taxes on.

    Now of course, this would be obvious, except for the fact that The Chosen One acquired his understanding of economics in a weed-fueled dorm room bull session where he had an epiphany that capitalism, was like, a bummer dude.

    And to think that Wall Street helped to elect this clown and his allies in Congress. As Glenn Reynolds might say, who are the rubes now?

  • ZZMike says:

    I don’t suppose he’s going to count the Megabuck advance he got for a book that might have been written by Bill Ayers. And when he’s out on the street come 2012, does anybody doubt he’s going to do the speaking circuit, like his fellow-travelers Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter? During which, come March, he’ll announce, “Well, I’ve made enough money this year, it’s all free from now till December”.

    Speaking of “the rich” – I remember an old saying: If you want a job, try asking a poor person.

  • ConanKong says:

    I doubt he’s including his benefactor in that statement; the Nazi collaberator, George Soros.

  • Bah. Guess I can’t load images. I have to whore my own site or else I can forget it.

    Oh well. This citizen’s humble response to His Holiness.

    Cassy, if the previous cannot be made to work, can you delete #6? THx.

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