The man is, to put it bluntly, a Marxist. He plans to redistribute the wealth via legislation because it is an "unattained civil right" for those who do not have wealth to take it from those who create it. Don't believe me? From Wizbang--watch it all:
And here is Michael Ledeen on the interview above:
Obama told us he was going to use Congress to redistribute the wealth — explicitly. And he thinks it's in the Constitution. My friend Steve Schippert tried to call attention to this interview about ten days before the election, but few noticed. Free Republic reposted it today, and rightly so. First, the Harvard Law School grad disses the Consitution, calling it "a charter of negative liberties; says what the states can't do to you, what the federal government can't do to you, but it doesn't say what the state government or federal government must do on your behalf."
Never mind all that stuff about the common defense, etc.
Schippert goes on:For Obama, the redistribution of wealth is a civil right that the civil rights movement failed to attain. To Barack Obama, the redistribution of wealth is basic "political and economic justice," and one segment of society has the basic right to the money of other segments of society. He's very straight forward about this.
And while in the interview he did not think wealth redistribution could be affected through the courts, he was confident that it could be attained "legislatively."
Obama is a man of his word.
Meanwhile, Obama is clearly lying when he says he is not a socialist and that he supports the free market. If he does support the market, it is so he can have a source of wealth to loot. As James Lewis says, Of Course He's A Socialist....it's just that our wonderful MSM never chose to report on his membership in the Socialist New Party as short a time ago as 1996. Gee, I wonder why?
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