WATCH: Obama Calls Wealthy Americans "Society's Lottery Winners..."
We've addressed Obama's class warfare. We've addressed his vilification of the rich.
"Lies" leftists have said.
"Conservatives are just using scare tactics!" they declare.
Well, if there were ever any doubt as to Obama's motives, they've been put to rest. Short of publicly declaring himself a Marxist, Obama's opened the closet door and pranced out proudly in his socialist robe, for all to see. Read for yourself.
Obama: "if we can't ask society's lottery winners to pay a modest amount, (the talk about ending poverty) is all for show." #povertysummit— Joy Reid (@Joy Reid)1431448975.0
Context here is key.
"Society's lottery winners" = wealthy people. Business owners and entrepreneurs.
"modest amount" = more than half. Which is approximately what wealthy Americans pay now when you look at the overall, marginal tax burden.
So in order to improve poverty, we needn't a better economy, more people in the workforce or even job increases here in the United States. We just need wealthy people to pay more than half of their income. Problem solved.
President Obama... let's start with you.