Barack Obama is a Socialist

And he admitted it. Yesterday, he was in Holland, Ohio stumping for votes by going door to door in a middle class neighborhood. I know exactly where Obama was because I used to live about 5-10 minutes from Holland. I also find it interesting that Obama feels the need to spend so much time in the Toledo area. (He’s preparing for the debate there.) Toledo is such a Democrat city, it should be a guaranteed blow out for him. Kerry won Toledo by 20 points. Anyway, while he was knocking on doors and shaking hands, he had a conversation with a plumber who was not quite sure about Obama’s tax policy. This gentleman asked if he would end up paying more taxes and Obama said yes. This is where the socialism part comes in. Obama said he didn’t want to punish the guy’s success (riiight), but that he wants to help those behind him succeed and spread the wealth around.

Everyone get that? Obama wants to redistribute wealth. That’s one of the primary tenets of socialism (link via Stop the ACLU):

Socialists mainly share the belief that capitalism unfairly concentrates power and wealth into a small section of society who control capital, and creates an unequal society. All socialists advocate the creation of an egalitarian society, in which wealth and power are distributed more evenly, although there is considerable disagreement among socialists over how, and to what extent this could be achieved.

The whole premise of redistribution of wealth is based upon the concept – erroneously – that wealth is collectively owned and is Obama’s to redistribute. Well, hello, Mr. Obama, maybe you need to be reminded that this is not Cuba. Or China. So the American people are neither a collective nor do we live for the good the collective. Wealth is earned by individual people, which means, Senator Obama, it isn’t yours to redistribute!

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