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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

John McCain: Redistributionist par excellence

Could there be a bigger joke than John McCain calling Barack Obama the "Redistributionist-in-Chief?" This is the guy who has voted against the minimum wage and other measures to give workers basic protections against exploitation time and time again. Instead of sidestepping this charge, Obama should turn it around on McCain with both barrels. There is no bigger redistribution of wealth in this country than that caused by the wage exploitation that is leading to an ever increasing gap between rich and poor, and which is the result of policies that McCain has supported unwaveringly. Obama is not a socialist nor a Marxist, but that does not mean Marx was wrong about how the rich get rich: By expropriating as much wealth as possible from those who really create it.

Update: Obama is speaking to a large crowd in Chester, Pennsylvania this morning, and he is doing a good job hitting on these issues.

Like, socialism. That's the title of a Hendrik Hertzberg comment in the new New Yorker. Great stuff (hat tip to JM for the alert.)

Capitalists for socialism? I wonder why the Financial Times has endorsed Obama...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Republican Party is just a bunch of white racists. It is filled with a bunch of Angry White Guys (and Gals) who think the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act ruined America because it made it a lot harder for whites from Ireland, England, France, Germany, Italy, etc. to immigrate to the U.S. and made it a lot easier for the Chinese, Indians, Jamaicans, Mexicans, Egyptians, etc. to immigrate to the U.S. What these racists don't GET is that the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act (Thank You Senator Ted Kennedy) greatly increased Diversity in the U.S. which has made OUR Nation stronger and a much more multicultural place to live. Before 1965 Whites of European descent made up 88% of the U.S. population. Now whites only make up 65% of the U.S. population and by 2042 they will only make up 49% of the population. By 2100 Whites of European descent will only make up about 30% of the U.S. population and only 3% of the World Population. The 2008 Election is just a turning point in American History though. By the end of this century white Europeans will be out of power in the United States(FINALLY!) and then we can finally end WHITE PRIVILEDGE and can get REAL Affirmative Action, REAL Reparations, REAL Change, and begin to redistribute wealth and property back to those who deserve it. Unfortunately, these Changes won't take place until the White Kids in Strollers and Elementary School today are in their 60's and 70's. The World is Flat. The white racist Republicans just don't seem to get it!

Barack Obama 2008!
Michelle Obama 2016!