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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 27 2013 3:15 p.m. MST

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Obama does believe in a certain level of redistribution so that people have equal opportunity to fulfill the measure of their creation. He has never advicated for assisting people so they can simply live off the dole.

Republicans/Conservatives and their sources, of course, have used various methods to distort/misrepresent/lie about who Obama is and what he advocates, including taking selected clips of speeches etc, removed from their context. One such speech was from 1998, when Obama was a Senator. I could not post the entire speech, but this contains a sentence often clipped for use.

"I think there have to be technical issues that have to be dealt with as opposed to just political issues, how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution, because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody's got a shot. How do we pool resources at the same time as we decentralize delivery systems in ways that both foster competition, can work in the marketplace, and can foster innovation at the local level and can be tailored to particular communities.”

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

The socialism spin damaged by tea party failure and improving economy. By the way China, soon to be biggest economy is controlled by a communist party that is traced to Mao Tse Tung.

Falconer, NY


I don't have to prove anything. Seldom are things "proved" in posts such as these. Truthseeker did a good job giving you an example if you believe what he posted. If you don't believe then nothing can be proven. Discussions such as these reveal the biases of personal beliefs and lack of familiarity of world events. Obviously, you have forgotten about Joe the Plumber. Again, nothing proven but when someone says "Obama never said it" there is something Roland and Blue (0h! that's you!) has forgotten.

Truthseeker has posted an example but claims it was taken out of context, I don't know what he is talking about. Obama said in that which was quoted: "I believe in redistribution". Sorry, regardless of the rest of the paragraph, Obama said what he said and he said it many times on other occasions. You don't have to believe it, you just need to get informed. Just as he said there are 57 states. Anybody put that on their resume would not have been hired by me. Only qualified people should be hired for a job.

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

What about that redistribution of Wealth?

Aboutredistribution -

Scranton, PA
Obamaspeaks of wealthredistribution-

SaintGeorge, UT

"THE EXPERIENCE OF MANKIND has shown that the people... among whom wealth is the most equally distributed, enjoy the largest degree of liberty, are the least exposed to tyranny and oppression and suffer the least..."

"ONE OF THE GREAT EVILS with which our own nation is menaced at the present time is the wonderful growth of wealth in the hands of a comparatively few individuals. Our very liberties...are endangered by the monstrous power which this accumulation of wealth gives to a few individuals and a few powerful corporations."

"If this evil should not be checked, and measures not taken to prevent the continued enormous growth of riches among the class already rich, and the painful increase of destitution and want among the poor, the nation is likely to be overtaken by disaster;...the sure precursor of ruin."

~ LDS Church FirstPresidency.

If Obama is a "Socialist",
what does that make us?


the 'trap' that Germany fell into
was a hatred and discrimination.

illegal immigrants,
the poor and the homeless,
...the victims of the Holocaust.

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