Republicans: Anything Other than Trickle-Down Economics is "Socialism"
First it was “Muslim”, then “terrorist”. Now they’re calling Obama a “socialist.”
I’m not a socialist. Neither is Obama. I don’t believe pure socialism works any more than pure capitalism.
But social security, medicare, head start, and education are all social programs that work. And I have no problem with giving the middle class a tax cut, even if it means millionaires will have to go back to paying the same rates as they did under the Clinton years. After all they’ve made millions under Bush. In fact just this extra income of the top 1% of Americans under Bush was more than the entire income of the bottom 20% combined. Thus Bush policies transferred ALL of the income of 1/5 of Americans to provide extra income to 1/100. So what’s wrong with “spreading the wealth” a bit among other hard-working Americans? Do you know the last time America saw this great an income inequality? Not since 1929, the year the last Great Depression begun.
In sum, Bush “spread the wealth” from the poor to the rich: reverse Robin Hood.
And now that Obama wants to undo that injustice, he’s somehow a socialist? That’s like a thief stealing your money and then calling you a thief when you try to get it back!
Meanwhile, Sarah Palin’s doing very well “spreading the wealth”, getting $150,000 from the Republican National Committee for her clothes, hair and makeup.