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Obama on redistribution of wealth

Discussion in 'TrumpFest 2016' started by Jerk, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Jerk

    Jerk SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    Wow...this is amazing! If this doesn't bother you...then there's nothing left to say.

  2. Okla-homey

    Okla-homey SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    Folks can spin this any way they want. The simple fact is, at least on the day this was taped in 2001, BHO lamented the fact the Court did not go far enough by merely making equal rights the law of the land under Chief Justice Earl Warren. In this interview in 2001, BHO proposes a government that takes steps to impose economic equality. Call it "economic justice," call it "wealth redistribution," even call it <gasp>"socialism." It's the same thing. That's what he said, and that's the kind of guy who will be making national executive policy if he wins.

    If that's what the American people want in their president, fair enough. If it isn't, they have a choice.
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  3. OKLA21FAN

    OKLA21FAN New Member

    it doesn't bother me, so I guess there is nothing left to say

    thread ovar!!!! :gary:
  4. Jerk

    Jerk SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    You haven't studied history much, have you? I can tell you that this has been done by other governments, and more often than not, it became a violent and oppressive affair, followed by a collapse in GDP. Zimbabwe would be an extreme example, I guess, but an example none the less. It's your country. Want to turn it into a 3rd world nation with different factions shooting at each other? Go for it.
  5. yermom

    yermom Stayatworkdad

    i think some of this is semantics

    my thoughts on "redistribution of wealth" is slowing down the "rich get richer" trend

    something like 90% of the money in this country is controlled by 10% of the population

    do i think we should punish successful people? no

    do i think it shouldn't be as easy for them to exploit the people who aren't? yes
  6. OKLA21FAN

    OKLA21FAN New Member

    hopey hopey , change change

    i'll go for it
  7. PhiDeltBeers

    PhiDeltBeers Finding the apex

    Anyone watch Hanitty's America last night?? Top 10 reasons why NOT to vote for BA-RACK.
  8. 85Sooner

    85Sooner SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    One can't be exploited unless they allow it.
  9. Okla-homey

    Okla-homey SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    Name an industrialized capitalist society anywhere on Earth in which this has not been the case, give or take a point or two.

    The simple truth of the matter is, this is the way capitalism works. We only have all of recorded history as a guide, but attempts to redistribute and/or re-apportion those percentages generally leads to widespread bloodshed, suffering and unspeakable horrors and ultimately, failure to accomplish the goal.
  10. batonrougesooner

    batonrougesooner New Member

    hell + handbasket = this country
  11. Fraggle145

    Fraggle145 Drunky Town Limnologist

    You mean sort of like the way the public buys its petroleum fuels? gotcha :rolleyes:

    I didnt allow it, my ancestors did and now I'm paying for it.
  12. Fraggle145

    Fraggle145 Drunky Town Limnologist

  13. Widescreen

    Widescreen SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    What I think is funny is how some rich people are publicly supporting Obama's tax policies (I assume so they won't look like big rich meanies) while I suspect at the same time, they're desperately looking for loopholes so they don't have to pay the increased taxes.

    Yes, that's speculation but I'll be it's going on a lot right now.
  14. OU4LIFE

    OU4LIFE SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    I know I said I wasn't going to do this...*sigh*

    Methinks that if you guys were IN that 10% and trying to exploit, you'd feel a bit differently.
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  15. badger

    badger Vacuums eat while yelling

    Um... is it just me, or is paying taxes in general considered redistribution of wealth?

    If we were just paying the government for goods and services, wouldn't it make sense that we'd all pay the same price for the same thing? But then, the government charges more to people who make and have more money, thus... redistribution of wealth.
  16. Fraggle145

    Fraggle145 Drunky Town Limnologist

    This also makes you ask who uses the goods and services provided by the government more?
  17. Chuck Bao

    Chuck Bao SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    Good point, Badger.

    Redistribution of wealth doesn't necessarily involve handouts. It could be in the form of actual policies proposed by both the McCain and Obama camps, such as:

    Financial support for continuing education and training
    Tax breaks for the middle class
    Promotion and financing of home ownership
    Minimum wage
    Access to credit for small businesses
  18. Okla-homey

    Okla-homey SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    Smells like LBJ's "Great Society" initiatives that have been such a resounding success in eliminating poverty. Same song, 187th verse.
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  19. sooner_born_1960

    sooner_born_1960 SoonerFans.com Elite Member

  20. Chuck Bao

    Chuck Bao SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    Ummm what? What are you saying? LBJ didn't eliminate poverty? So throw out the whole concept of fiscal support for the underprivileged?

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