Friday, April 2, 2010

The "No Sh*t" Headline of the Day

From the Washington Examiner:

Obamacare was mainly aimed at redistributing wealth

Well, blow me down. Who would have ever thought that?

It hasn't attracted much notice, but recently some prominent advocates of Obamacare have spoken more frankly than ever before about why they supported a national health care makeover. It wasn't just about making insurance more affordable. It wasn't just about bending the cost curve. It wasn't just about cutting the federal deficit. It was about redistributing wealth.

Health reform is "an income shift," Democratic Sen. Max Baucus said on March 25. "It is a shift, a leveling, to help lower income, middle income Americans."

In his halting, jumbled style, Baucus explained that in recent years "the maldistribution of income in America has gone up way too much, the wealthy are getting way, way too wealthy, and the middle income class is left behind." The new health care legislation, Baucus promised, "will have the effect of addressing that maldistribution of income in America."

At about the same time, Howard Dean, the former Democratic National Committee chairman and presidential candidate, said the health bill was needed to correct economic inequities. "The question is, in a democracy, what is the right balance between those at the top ... and those at the bottom?" Dean said during an appearance on CNBC. "When it gets out of whack, as it did in the 1920s, and it has now, you need to do some redistribution. This is a form of redistribution."

Summing things up in the New York Times, the liberal economics columnist David Leonhardt called Obamacare "the federal government's biggest attack on economic inequality since inequality began rising more than three decades ago."
Yeah, well, “prominent advocates of ObamaCare” are suddenly showing their true intentions on several fronts.

Those of us who haven’t been blinded by the moonbeams flying out of the asses of Obama’s unicorns could see this coming. Can anyone name any of Obama’s domestic policies that aren’t intended to redistribute wealth? Worse, nothing in Obama’s policies are uplifting. The policies are not designed to improve the overall economic health of the lower classes. Rather, the policies are aimed at bringing the middle and upper classes down. Obama’s “level playing field” is in the sub-basement and he envisions us all down there singing Kumbaya together. Well, not all of us. The ruling class, aka Obama and the other enlightened ones, will still be chillin’ in the penthouse.

As long as there people who are willing to spout nonsense and people who are willing to believe nonsense, votes will be bought and sold based the classist notion that rich people somehow cause poor people to be poor. This tripe allows the socialists among us to be charitable with other people’s money while keeping the lower classes down on the farm. It is a good deal for the ruling class and the loafing class. For the rest of us, it is just one long, slow screw.

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