President Obama doesn’t hate rich people. He just thinks they shouldn’t be rich.
In remarks that drew critical broadsides from conservative radio champion Mark Levin and others on the right, Obama, in addition to attacking Fox News, said rich people aren’t “evil” per se they just have too much money.
“I’m not saying this because I dislike hedge fund managers or think they are evil,” Obama said “You pretty much have more than you’ll ever use and your family will ever use.”
Showing that he doesn’t understand most rich people work hard for their money, the president compared them to gamblers hitting a jackpot.
“If we can’t ask for society’s lottery winners for that modest contribution, then really this conversation is all for show,” he told the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit.
He then lamented the wave of class warfare that he himself promoted and rode into two terms in office.
“Part of what happened in our politics and part of what has shifted — elites in a very mobile globalized world are able to live together away from folks who are not as wealthy,” he said. “What used to be racial segregation mirrors itself in class segregation.”
This is from a guy who vacations on Martha’s Vineyard? What does he consider himself?
His remarks echo comments he made in a 2010 speech he made in Quincy, Ill., where he decried rich people making too much money.
“We’re not, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money,” he said at the time.
On his radio show Tuesday, Levin accused Obama of being in “full Marxist mode.”
“Its Marxism. Destroy the society, the society is unjust,” he said. “Take from the haves, give to the have nots. And the iron fist of government has to do all the social engineering!”
He also blasted Obama’s comment about kids going to private schools and clubs and “withdrawing from the commons,” and said Obama is “living what he’s condemning.”
“Is like Tourette’s for this guy, its knee-jerk,” Levin said. “Private schools, private clubs ‘Oops wait a minute I send my kids to private school, they’re not with the commons. Wait a minute private clubs, that’s where I play golf!’”
Levin also took aim at Obama saying the rich have an “anti-government ideology.”
“Who’s rioting in the streets in Ferguson, Missouri? Who’s rioting in the streets in Baltimore, Maryland? Who rioted in the streets in the 1960s?” he asked. “Who took over college campuses in the 1960s and ’70s? Who is it that wants to fundamentally transform America? Who is it the eviscerates our Constitution? Who is it that has our borders wide open with a flood of illegal aliens coming into this country?
“Obama is schitzophrenic in this. On the one hand he rails against the system, on the other hand he is the system!”
Naturally, the Twitterverse chimed in with their thoughts on the president’s latest leftist rhetoric.
@AIIAmericanGirI Then he should go after the Clintons, Soros, Rich Hollywood type
— Noreen Anthony-Tabar (@toninmat) May 13, 2015
@AIIAmericanGirI Says the guy who’s spent $50M of taxpayer’s money on vacations!
— Darrel Parks (@DarrelParks2) May 13, 2015
— Sara & Matt Sellers (@lovebindsthem) May 13, 2015
Obama says “society’s lottery winners” are rich. But poor people spend 9% of their household income on the lottery. http://t.co/DFsJB2xFwh
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 12, 2015
@benshapiro Just for the record, actual lottery winners give nearly 50% of their money to Uncle Sam.
— Gen Yvette Sutton (@gen_yvette) May 12, 2015
@benshapiro Is he one of society’s “lottery winners?”
— pepeman (@pepeman) May 12, 2015
@benshapiro I’m thinking most rich people did a little more work than wandering into Circle K for a scratcher.
— SoCalGOPJew (@SoCalGOPJew) May 12, 2015
— Sailor661 (@Saiilor661) May 13, 2015
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