Obama 1998: ‘I actually believe in redistribution…’

Greta Van Susteren

From Drudge Report a video that is sure to stir debate: President Obama (1998) [note the video is not complete so context may not be clear]



CAJ note: The audio is posted to YouTube by nick cruz with this description:

At an October 19, 1998 conference at Loyola University, Barack Obama spoke against “propaganda” that said government doesn’t work and the need to “pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution.”

Update: Journo-tool Matt Yglesias: Ownership is a myth, property belongs to The State

The concept of “redistribution” falsely implies that the existence of property is prior to the existence of the state.

Update 2: Nice Deb wrote:

Gateway Pundit reminds readers about Obama’s Joe the Plumber moment, four short years ago,  Obama wants to Spread Wealth Around.

Barack Obama taught Alinsky redistributive principles at university.

Update 3Mitt Romney in Cavuto Interview Slams Obama’s “Redistribution” Ideology – Video 9/18/12

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