[Guest post by DRJ]
Barack Obama campaigned today door-to-door in a middle class Ohio neighborhood where he ran into a plumber who questioned Obama about the impact of his tax plan on a business the plumber planned to buy. Obama explained that the plumber should vote for Obama even though he would raise his taxes because:
“I’m gonna cut taxes a little bit more for the folks who are most in need and for the 5% of the folks who are doing very well – even though they’ve been working hard and I appreciate that – I just want to make sure they’re paying a little bit more in order to pay for those other tax cuts,” Obama said.
“It’s not that I want to punish your success – I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you – that they’ve got a chance at success too.”
Compulsory redistribution of income from a plumber to other working people. What’s fair about that?
UPDATE 10/13/2008: Gateway Pundit has the video.