April 30, 2010
'I do think, at a certain point you've made enough money:' Obama
Question. Have you ever seen so much of a president that you didn't want to see as the "community organizer" from Illinois? Wednesday, in the Land of Lincoln, the president uttered something so Marxist that it brought me off the couch. Again.
"We're not pushing financial reform because we begrudge success that's fairly earned," Obama said. "Though I do think, at a certain point you've made enough money."
Okay. A sitting president, who's on record as saying he wants to "transform" us, thinks it's his business to meddle in our wallets. This is his right, just as it's my right to call him a Marxist. I would, however, like to point out that Obama made $5.5 million last year, more than doubling his income. And that 44% of those in Congress are millionaires.
Greg Halvorson is the founder of Soldiers Without Boots, and hosts The Soldier One Radio Hour on Blog Talk Radio.
Thomas Lifson adds: When Obama goes off teleprompter, his real views leak out in offhand comments, as with Joe the Plumber, and Obama's infamous "spread the wealth around" remark. What makes this instance so repulsive is Barack and Michelle's obvious delight in living large: Wagyu beef, dinner dates in New York or Chicago, Michelle's fashion jeans, and all the trappings of royalty in which they revel.