I have no doubt that there are many people who sincerely believe that "spreading the wealth around" promotes the common good and that redistribution somehow makes for a more fair, just and equitable world. Apparently, Obama is one of these people. He has famously stated "...I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
Some say that if Obama believes in redistribution, he should be helping his impoverished brother in Kenya, or his poor aunt in Boston. Maybe. But maybe Obama has already tried to help his family. Maybe Obama's family is too proud and independent to accept help. You and I don't know the situation, so let's give Obama the benefit of the doubt.
Obama wants to abandon tired, failed conservative ideas like personal responsibility. He wants to improve the world through "redistributive change," and he plans increase taxes and fatten up the U.S. Treasury to make it happen. Taking it a step further, Obama has also made it clear that he will do everything he can to help spread the misery:
Part of what I'm hoping to introduce...is a new ethic of responsibility where we say that if you're laying off workers, the least you can do when you're making $25 million a year is give up some of your compensation and some of your bonuses ... That kind of notion of shared benefits and burdens is something that I think has been lost for too long, and it's something that I'd like to see restored.
I never thought Americans would buy into this BS, but in November, they did. So I said, "Fine Obama, you won, you call the shots." But then I remembered a little exchange between Obama and McCain. McCain said, "Nobody likes taxes. Let's not raise anybody's taxes."
Hey Obama! There's good news. If you really want to pay more, YOU CAN DO IT RIGHT NOW. The United States Treasury will accept your patriotic donation. This is no joke. If you need to know more, click here.
Obama, this is your chance to lead by example. Make a big deal about it, have a big fancy check-signing photo-op surrounded by smiling celebrities and politicians; heck, you could even invite that Obama Girl. You could show us how much you hate those nasty Bush tax cuts by sending an amount equal to what you saved because of those cuts. With the millions you made from your book, I'm sure it would be a lot of money.
But don't stop there, dear leader. Show us this "new ethic" of shared burdens—forgo half of your salary! The median household income is $45,000, but you make $400,000 per year, not including handsome benefits. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Obama, put your money where your mouth is and make a financial donation to the U.S. Treasury today! You do believe in the things you talk about, don't you?
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