I suppose it shouldn’t be any surprise that the Obamas believe in wealth redistribution. It’s easy once you start making crazy money. I mean once you start clearing hundreds-upon-hundreds-of-thousands of dollars after taxes every year, would you really miss a few extra thousand every year? I’m sure the typical American tax payer would, especially if they’re running a business. Even in a rough economy with a weakened US Dollar, a few thousand can mean a lot to a business and its customers.
Clearly, the Obamas don’t care. As Michelle stated yesterday, during her Harrisburg, NC visit:
“The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”
Right. I seem to recall something similar that Hillary said about 4 years ago to some of her own, well-to-do supporters:
“Many of you are well enough off that tax cuts may have helped you. We’re saying that for America to get back on track, we’re probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We’re going to have to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”
She was referring to President Bush’s tax cuts.
Back to Michelle Obama. Oh the horror of the two of them being “beset by loans” after finishing law school. Heck if it wasn’t for Barack’s prolific talents they never would have paid those darn things off. Never mind that millions before them and after them have soldiered on and managed to do so without a bestseller windfall.
Those debts early in their marriage, she said, equips her husband to better understand the problems many Americans face.
I think I would consider them better equipped if they had actually paid off those debts via their day-jobs like the rest of us have done.
Special thanks to Dirck The Noorman for the pic.
UPDATED (4/10): Holy crap! Thanks to Rachel Lucas for reading my mind and expressing it in her own, unique way!