Listen to this 2001 interview in which Sen. Obama is clear that he supports ”redistributive change” and that one of the tragedies of the Warren Court was that it didnâ€™t do more to help redistribute the nationâ€™s wealth.
In a 2001 Interview, Barack Obama is quoted as saying ”it’s a tragedy that ‘redistribution of wealth’ not pursued by supreme court”.Â What will he have in store for his presidency if if does become president of the United States?Â Will we become the USSA (United Socialist States of America)?
In this audio clip below, you can hear for yourself what a Obama / Biden presidency would be like:
With recent heightened emphasis on the U.S. economic woes, Republicans are finding new ammunition in comments by Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden that raising tax rates on wealthier Americans is a matter of patriotism.
â€œWe want to take money and put it back in the pocket of middle class people,â€ Biden said today during an appearance on Good Morning America . â€œAnyone making over $250,000â€¦â€ the host began to question, â€œIs going to pay more,â€ Biden interjected. â€œYou got it. Itâ€™s time to be patriotic, Kate. Itâ€™s time to jump in, itâ€™s time to be part of the deal, itâ€™s time to help get America out of the rut.â€
The comments, certain to sure to excite the fiscal wing of the GOP, were circulated this morning by the Republican National Committee.
Itâ€™s not the first time Biden has made the connection between higher taxes and patriotism. At a campaign appearance in Sarasota, Fla., earlier this month , Biden was asked by a supporter what she should tell her wealthy friends concerned about the Democratic presidential ticketâ€™s tax increase for those making more than $250,000.
â€œItâ€™s time to be patriotic, thatâ€™s what you say to them,â€ he replied. He received a rousing standing ovation, suggesting Democrats are more supportive of the notion.
And then, there’s going so far that the praise diminishes yourself and sticking your foot in your mouth.
At a town hall in Nashua, N.H., this afternoon, Senator Joe Biden seemed to veer off into the latter when talking about Hillary Clinton, whom many of her supporters wanted Barack Obama to pick as his running mate instead of Biden.
“Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America,” Biden said. “Letâ€™s get that straight. Sheâ€™s a truly close personal friend; she is qualified to be president of the United States of America. Sheâ€™s easily qualified to be vice president of the United States of America and quite frankly it might have been a better pick than me, but she is first-rate.â€
Republican John McCain’s campaign quickly sent out a video of it. It has been courting Clinton’s supporters, especially white women, and the polls suggesting McCain is making inroads.
Senator Barack Obama has chosen Senator Joseph Biden Jr. of Delaware to be his running-mate, turning to a leading authority on foreign policy and a longtime Washington hand to fill out the Democratic ticket, people told of the decision said.
Obama’s selection ended a two-month search that was conducted almost entirely in secret. It reflected a critical strategic choice by Obama: To go with a running-mate who could reassure voters about gaps in his resume, rather than to pick someone who could deliver a state or reinforce Obama’s message of change.
Biden is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and is familiar with foreign leaders and diplomats around the world. Although he initially voted to authorize the war in Iraq â€” Obama opposed it from the start â€” Biden became a persistent critic of President George W. Bush’s policies in Iraq.
The selection was disclosed as Obama moves into a critical part of his campaign, preparing for the party’s four-day convention in Denver starting on Monday. Obama’s aides viewed the introduction of his vice presidential choiceâ€“ including an afternoon rally Saturday at the old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, the same place where Obama announced his candidacy on a freezing winter morning almost two years ago, and a tour of swing states â€“ as the beginning of a week-long stretch in which Obama hopes to dominate the stage and position himself for the fall campaign.
Word of Obama’s decision leaked out hours before his campaign was scheduled to inform supporters via text and e-mail messages, and hours after informing two other top contenders for the vice presidential nomination â€“ Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana and Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia â€“ that they had not been chosen.