March 02, 2009

Selfishness Is Not A Virtue

Remember this speech, made by President Obama, back when he was still Senator Obama?

Well, I just wanted to remind you, so you wouldn't feel so selfish when you resentfully start filling out those tax forms. I mean, after all, you might not be WANTING to pay out all the money you earned so it can be handed over to a bunch of people who didn't, but feel they are entitled to it, anyway.

From a speech, last October, in Sarasota, Florida:

On the stump this week, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has pushed back against Sen. John McCain's description of his tax policies.

"The reason that we want to do this, change our tax code, is not because I have anything against the rich," Obama said in Sarasota, Fla., yesterday. "I love rich people! I want all of you to be rich. Go for it. That’s the American dream, that’s the American way, that’s terrific.

"The point is, though, that -- and it’s not just charity, it’s not just that I want to help the middle class and working people who are trying to get in the middle class -- it’s that when we actually make sure that everybody’s got a shot – when young people can all go to college, when everybody’s got decent health care, when everybody’s got a little more money at the end of the month – then guess what? Everybody starts spending that money, they decide maybe I can afford a new car, maybe I can afford a computer for my child. They can buy the products and services that businesses are selling and everybody is better off. All boats rise. That’s what happened in the 1990s, that’s what we need to restore. And that’s what I’m gonna do as president of the United States of America.

"John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic," Obama continued. "You know I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness."

Now..stop being so selfish, and get that blank filled in. Selfishness is not a virtue. He said so. And he won...just ask him. He's more than glad to remind you, over and over, as many time as necessary.

Oh..if you want to see what else is on the horizon, read:

New and Outrageous Taxes

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