Obama’s Shared Prosperity: A Euphemism Wrapped in a Lie

August 16, 2012 06:16

[T]oday’s hardcore neo-Marxists need more. They are not primarily interested in buying votes by playing on people’s stupid sentimentality. They want America’s soul. – American Thinker



By Daren Jonescu at American Thinker


“Spread the wealth around” sounded like the casual remark of a tone-deaf authoritarian, …. Obama obviously meant government — should just forcibly disperse the successful citizen’s property to others, willy-nilly.


… the word “spread” has been replaced with the modern moral euphemism “sharing.” Obama puts it this way:


The question in this election is, “Which way do we go?” Do we go forward towards a new vision of an America in which prosperity is shared, or do we go backward to the same policies that got us into this mess in the first place? I believe we have to go forward. [emphasis added]


So the stakes are clearly set out: Obama intends to complete his fundamental transformation — here dubbed a “new vision” …


… the Obama manifesto has set its sights higher than his earlier, crassly expressed concern for mere “wealth.” This time, they are coming for your “prosperity.”


Forced “sharing” is coercion plain and simple. Government-enforced “sharing” is coercion at the point of a gun: “your prosperity or your life.”


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