What does Obama mean by spreading the wealth?

When on the campaign trail a plumber asked Obama why he is punishing people who want to get ahead and building jobs with higher taxes? Obama answered him by saying I'm not trying to punish you I'm just spreading the wealth. What does that mean is this Obama's idea of redistribution? Is he telling people as long as he is president you can't succeed with your business? I must state the plumber was starting a small business.

Asked By: ATJ - 10/13/2008
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This is one of my biggest problems with Obama. He wants wealth distribution. It is a mild form of Marxism if you ask me... More
Answered By: Brandy W - 10/13/2008
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Obama is a rich man, and anyone out there who works hard to e********y is a bad person in Obamas eyes. He is supporting all the lazy bums who don't want to work and who we have to pay for.
Answered By: Michael - 10/13/2008
The Republican answer to creating jobs is to give tax breaks to corporations Obama want to give tax breaks to the Middle Class instead
Answered By: jamesmom2 - 10/13/2008
He means he plans to take money from hard working people and give it to those who are too lazy to work. Redistribution of wealth. He is a total marxist.
Answered By: 148IQ - 10/13/2008
Reminds me of Robin Hood.
Answered By: Mrs. C - 10/13/2008
He is going to take from the Rich, and give it to the Poor, just like Robin Hood... More
Answered By: Blackberry - 10/13/2008
Answered By: GJL - 10/13/2008
It means that Obama is a v****a.
Answered By: Coffee 2 Go - 10/13/2008
he means that right now in the us, a small very tiny group of people are the most richest, and the rest aren't really. he want everyone to be somewhat well off, to be equal somehow, not people to be extremely insanely rich, and other people to be dirt poor, thats just not fair, and he is trying to change that.
Answered By: DR - 10/13/2008
He means he wants to impose marxism.
Answered By: El Guero Pinche - 10/13/2008
Perhaps Obama really is stupid enough to believe that taking from people who create the wealth and giving it away won't end up harming everybody in the end. I predict 10-12 percent unemployment by the end of Obama's 4 year run in office.
Answered By: Marvin the Martian - 10/13/2008
It means he will raise your taxes and mine, then spread it all around to whomever he likes. Scary, that it might not be just the poor, but the likes of Farakhan or Wright also.
Answered By: Becca_USA - 10/13/2008
The word is communism. His version is a bit more like socialism, he still wants his wealth.
Answered By: Pat F - 10/13/2008
there is alot of wealth in America but their is allot of people in need some of us believe that thous of us that have should help ones the don't as long as they work hard and follow the rules. Eat into all the lies if you want to but he wouldn't have the support of white republicans and the majority of the democratic... More
Answered By: Alpha Male - 10/13/2008
Obama means if you work really hard for what you have he will take some away from you and give it to someone less fortunate than you. This is absolutely his idea of redistribution of wealth. Does that work for you? NOT ME!
Answered By: belly_laughs - 10/13/2008
His view on taxation. Tax the top and not the small wage earners. Makes a lot of sense until you realize that all businesses pass their costs on to the consumer with a MARKUP, so we actually end up paying more.
Answered By: the answer man - 10/13/2008
It means he attends to be to be fair to everyone .
Answered By: Da_webwalker - 10/13/2008
Answered By: Kelly c - 10/13/2008
James MOM- Middle class don't pay taxes, unless you have a tax-man that doesn't know what he's doing! This is not a socialist country. This is America, if you want something, you work hard to get it!
Answered By: *Independent* - 10/13/2008
You got a link to prove he said this to a plumber... More
Answered By: Doc Watson - 10/13/2008
I saw the clip. Obama is a Marxist. I was surprised that he was not more careful in his response. But most people will not get it or care. Obama has promised everyone some money of some sort to vote for him. He can never deliver on all of those promises. It is just to get your vote. I knew a guy like him once that I... More
Answered By: tonks_op - 10/13/2008
Its called The Robin Hood Syndrome. Taking from the rich to give to the poor
Answered By: amanda - 10/13/2008
I'mma make it rain I aint scared to share it
Answered By: Lurkain - 10/13/2008
It means he wants to impose socialism... More
Answered By: Darkwolfe - 10/13/2008
The whole idea of taking from one and giving to another is un-American... More
Answered By: bro461_s - 10/13/2008
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