According to a January Newsmax magazine article by Ronald Kessler - Obama, bent on an anti-capitalist wealth redistribution scheme has moved left – toward socialism.
“Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you.” Nikita Khrushchev, 1956
If that philosophy sounds familiar, it’s the approach taken by President Barack Obama and the Occupy Wall Street movement he has embraced. At every turn, Obama demonizes those who have achieved financial success.
“I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody” Obama told Joe the Plumber. In a radio interview, Obama expressed regret that the Supreme Court hadn’t engaged in “wealth redistribution.” When talking about financial regulatory reform in April 2010, Obama said that “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”
On Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly often asks guests how Obama, if he wants to be re-elected, can cling to failed economic policies. For the answer, look to the fact that the Soviets clung to communism despite its obvious economic failure. Like the Democrats who want to provide coverage for all Americans, the Soviets flattered themselves by saying they had good intentions. They reasoned that if the government ran everything and distributed wealth equally, everyone would be happy. But under their government run economy, Soviets had no incentive to work hard. The government paid their salaries regardless. Eventually the system collapsed.
Obama’s class warfare campaign strategy ignores the fact that nearly 3 years after he took office, he is the reason for increasing joblessness that has jumped to 49.4% for black youths. Rather than spurring economic activity by cutting spending and the national debt, Obama has increased the national debt by $4.2 trillion.
By its nature, capitalism produces inequality in income and wealth. In general, those who strive to achieve do better under capitalism than those who do not. Obama rejects this underlying premise of the capitalist system that is a key to this country’s success. At the same time, he disses Americans for being “a little bit lazy” over pursuing foreign investment and for having “lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do things that built the Golden Gate Bridge.”
In the past, his comment about “bitter” small-town voters who “cling” to their faith, along with their guns, and their “antipathy to people who aren’t like them,” suggests just how much disdain he has for a large segment of Americans. Like his self-described mentor, Jeremiah Wright, Obama appears to despise America. On the Sunday following 9/11, Wright characterized the terrorist attacks as a consequence of violent American policies. Wright also said that America created the AIDS virus to kill off blacks.
“We are only able to maintain our level of living by making sure that Third World people live in grinding poverty,” Wright has said. Like Wright, the Occupy Wall Street protesters fundamentally hate America, ignoring the fact that as it is, the top 1% of tax returns paid more than one-third of all federal individual income taxes in 2009. Wall Street protesters reflect Obama’s anti-capitalist agenda and will help sink him.
Khrushchev was proven wrong when he said the Soviet Union will buy America. Obama will be proven wrong about this country and what it stands for when he is defeated in 2012.
Let’s hope Mr. Kessler is correct but I do disagree with him on one point – Obama moving left would denote he started from center. Obama began left and then fell off the left side of scale.