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Cartoon on Obama spreading the wealth (November 2, 2008 1:13 PM)
Posted by: John Doe
You obviously don't see the point of "spreading the wealth". The point isn't to help the rich at all; they're already doing fine, cuz they're RICH! The idea is to help the poor who are losing their jobs and their homes. So maybe you should have a little compassion for your fellow human being instead of complaining about losing a little bit of your money to the lower class Americans who make your lifestyle possible.

Cartoon on Obama spreading the wealth (January 13, 2009 8:15 PM)
Posted by: Matt McG
Enforcing compassion is no way to gain it. The rich have done nothing wrong by having money, it should not be taken away from them just because people are poor.
Cartoon on Obama spreading the wealth (February 27, 2009 3:44 PM)
Posted by: Catherine Seebald
The following is a quote from the late Dr. Adrian Rogers (19312005):

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

"The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

"When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Cartoon on Obama spreading the wealth (September 2, 2009 1:46 PM)
Posted by: NEAL TOGLIA
We are already too socialistic in America ! Social Security is a progressive tax ( meaning the more you earn, the higher % you pay VS a true Flat Tax where all pay the same % ). Our Income Tax is a progressive tax and inherently socialist because it spreads the wealth from highr income earners to lower income earners thru social programs only available to lower income groups , funded by tax dollars. Why not a flat tax? We are too socialistic already and this administration wants to take it to a new and dizzying level. Stunt private incentive to innovate and discover, create new businesses etc. , we will all lower our standard of living , except for the government of course.
Cartoon on Obama spreading the wealth (October 20, 2009 3:43 PM)
Posted by: Wes Prang
The sad thing is, we can't afford the American Dream. Until we give up the American Dream, and have a new Dream where everyone has enough, we will always have a society where there are those who have too much and those who don't have enough.
Cartoon on Obama spreading the wealth (November 13, 2009 12:37 AM)
Posted by: PHIL ANGE< USN RET
WES PRANG & JOHN DOE HAVE A LOT IN COMMON>>BOTH LEAN(?) TOWARD SOCIALISM BUT< ONLY WES ISN"T AFRAID TO USE HIS/HER REAL NAME!
Cartoon on Obama spreading the wealth (April 1, 2010 4:36 PM)
Posted by: Claudio Pascoal
some of you people obviously underestimate the poor. The thing is that, you're lying to yourself if you think that by making things more...uhm, let us say "realistic" for poor people (eg. not giving in to their oh so selfish demands) they will only have two choices: A)"Work harder" or B)"Die" ...but this is reality we're talking about, there's always choice C.
My point being that, as a president you can't just say: "poor people have to work harder, and we have more pressing issues now", otherwise you'll see the same poor people, who have nothing to lose, go crazy.
Cartoon on Obama spreading the wealth (February 11, 2012 12:14 PM)
Posted by: Jordan Bryan
Again, I'll say that I don't classify myself as a Republican or a Democrat but this cartoon is so parochial. The "spreading the wealth" idea isn't meant to help every single individual. A successful person who gives into the system shouldn't expect much out of it. It's the poor who don't have the same opportunities as the rich that benefit. It benefits society as a whole.

And to the first comment by Matt McG. Of course rich people shouldn't be punished, thats not what "spreading the wealth" tries to accomplish. It tries to HELP poor people. People need to stop being so self centered and try to see things from the less fortunate who don't have the same opportunities as others.

And on a side note, creating a stronger middle class does help America. Allowing more people to work to their full potential will undeniably benefit our economy in the long run.

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