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Obama’s Way

April 30th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Obama explains his concept of the American way.

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.

(To make money is to produce wealth. Can one produce too much wealth? Can one be too healthy or too good?)

Obama’s ideal businessman would think something like, “I’ve made enough money, and it’s embarrassing to make more because all the leftist elitists sneer at me, but darn it, I must continue to produce to fulfill my responsibility to grow the economy.”

In Obama’s universe making money is a necessary evil. Americans must submit themselves to this dirty task so that the state will have enough wealth to redistribute. Those who produce wealth are not only used to support the poor, but they are sneered at for producing so much wealth in the first place.

With such a concept of the American way, it’s no wonder Obama is in a hurry to fundamentally transform it.

4 Comments so far ↓

  • L-C

    Does he seriously think there’d be much of anything to redistribute if businessmen were to simply stop producing?

    The quote also shows once again how he and people like him refuse to think in principles. There can be no “yes, but…” to answer the question: Does one own the fruit of one’s labor?

  • Benpercent

    Another interesting thing to point out is that his words above logically lead to the conclusion that he explicitly endorses the position of taxing **earned** wealth, as opposed to unearned, luck-based wealth as so many people seem to think that great producers have obtained.

  • Fareed

    speaking of the “yes, but…” here is a comment along similar lines:

    I really do believe it is “the right of every individual to keep every penny that he has honestly earned, and that the owners of honestly earned wealth have the unqualified *right* to spend their money as they see fit”. However, I must venture to say that the problem resides in the bloated amount some people believe they have earned; honestly!

    The short-selling of the American worker is unconscionable.

  • L-C

    Yes, but…no. Yoink!

    His lack of sophistication disappoints me.