With Senator Barack Obama’s response to “Joe the Plumber” revealing his position on hyper progressive taxes as a means of spreading the wealth, we no longer have to parse words. Obama’s plan is a form of socialism.
Senator Obama said,
“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.”
I’ve said all along that I do not dislike Senator Obama. He seems like a decent guy. He’s likable, has a beautiful family, and he has ascended to positions of power in a relatively short time. But his policies are not pro-America, and they are certainly not just or fair. They are punitive to those who want to move from their current place or class to a higher position. They seek to “spread the wealth” and he actually said it out loud. Today’s quotable comes from one of our nation’s greatest presidents and an icon of labor, civil rights, and American patriots. Here is what President Abraham Lincoln would have to say in response to Senator Barack Obama:
“Property is the fruit of labor…property is desirable…is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.”