Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Clashing views on redistribution

"We're a compassionate people, but then we let people build their own lives, create enterprises. We believe in free people and free enterprise, not redistribution. The right course for America is to create growth, create wealth, not to redistribute wealth." - Mitt Romney in Fox News interview, September 18, 2012.

Contrast Romney's view of redistribution with one Mr. Obama put on the record in 1998:

"I think the trick is how to we structure government resources that pull resources and facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level, to make sure everybody's got a shot." - Barack Obama at Loyola University, October 19, 1998.

Romney's view of America sounds a lot like the traditional American view I was taught as a public school student (pre-1980), while Mr. Obama sounds like the Marxists my teachers warned us about back then.

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