"Spread the Wealth"?
It's stunning how little the press is covering Barack Obama's overt socialism as expressed in response to a question he received from a plumber near Toledo, Ohio on Sunday.
Plumber Joe Wurzelbacher had a conversation with Obama that included the following exchange. (Some of Wurzelbacher's lines may have been in a different order...it's hard to piece together...but this is the essence of it.)
JW: "I'm getting ready to buy a company that makes about two hundred and fifty, two hundred and seventy, eighty, thousand dollars a year. I'm getting taxed more and more for fulfilling the American Dream. You're new tax plan is going to tax more, isn't it?"
BO: "It's not that I want to punish your success. It's just to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they've got a chance at success too. I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
Here's the heart of the conversation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoqI5PSRcXM
"Joe the Plumber" spoke to Fox News' Neil Cavuto. Cavuto asked Wurzelbacher "Did (Obama) win you over?" to which the plumber responded:
No. Not at all. The answer actually scared me even more. He said he wants to distribute wealth...that's kind of a socialist viewpoint. You know, I worked for that. It's my discretion who I want to give my money to. It's not the government to decide that I make a little too much and so I need to share it with other people.
The dominant liberal media has absolutely refused to cover this most direct statement yet of Obama's truly socialist views.
A search of Google News shows coverage by Fox News, MarketWatch, a few conservative sites, the Christian Science Monitor, and some small-market news outlets. The story at CBS News' web site remarkably mentions Wurzelbacher's question but leaves out the key part of Obama's answer. And the ABC News story, which has a much more complete set of quotes by both men, including a lot of Obama attempting to justify his socialism, only seems to have been written because John McCain brought up Obama's statements at a campaign stop.
If John McCain doesn't beat Obama over the head with this repeatedly during tonight's debate, he'll deserve to lose even more than he already does.
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