Obama stated plainly to Charley Gibson that he would tax us more because he wanted "Fairness". When Gibson showed that every time taxes were cut, the gubmint's revenue INCREASED, and that when tax rates were high the gubmint took in LESS Obama still pressed for fairness--do you see ? It is NOT ABOUT raising money to do the work of society--it is about PUNISHMENT of those who have achieved.
See it in his own words here where he is candid--before he set sights on the White House.
While he was an Illinois state senator, Barack Obama told a Chicago radio show host that he sought "major redistributive change" for the benefit of fellow blacks.
He was speaking in the context of the civil rights movement, and how it had fallen short of "economic justice."
....This is yet another example of Obama's lack of candor and deception about his true radical agenda during this campaign, as well as the mainstream media's failure to vet such serious issues and force them out into the open where voters can see them and have a fair chance to evaluate them before they go to the polls.
In 2001, Obama said it's a "tragedy" the Constitution wasn't radically interpreted to force redistribution of wealth for blacks, and it's still an issue of concern for him today. And he suggested he wants to effect "major redistributive change" through legislation.
He complained that during the civil-rights era, "the Supreme Court never ventured into issues of redistribution of wealth" for blacks, and that the Warren Court was not "radical" enough.
"One of the tragedies of the civil-rights movement was there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change," he said while serving as a state lawmaker and University of Chicago lecturer. "And in some ways, we still suffer from that."
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