Obama: If You Don't Want Higher Taxes, You're Selfish<br><br>On the stump this week, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has pushed back against Sen. John McCain's description of his tax policies.<br><br>"The reason that we want to do this, change our tax code, is not because I have anything against the rich," Obama said in Sarasota, Fla., yesterday. "I love rich people! I want all of you to be rich. Go for it. Thatís the American dream, thatís the American way, thatís terrific.<br><br>"The point is, though, that -- and itís not just charity, itís not just that I want to help the middle class and working people who are trying to get in the middle class -- itís that when we actually make sure that everybodyís got a shot Ė when young people can all go to college, when everybodyís got decent health care, when everybodyís got a little more money at the end of the month Ė then guess what? Everybody starts spending that money, they decide maybe I can afford a new car, maybe I can afford a computer for my child. They can buy the products and services that businesses are selling and everybody is better off. All boats rise. Thatís what happened in the 1990s, thatís what we need to restore. And thatís what Iím gonna do as president of the United States of America.<br><br>"John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic," Obama continued. "You know I donít know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness."<br><br>It's unclear if this was a nod to the Ayn Rand book "The Virtue of Selfishness," with all that the invocation of Rand implies. <br><br>It would seem to be, given the themes of Rand's work, what happens when independent achievers are demonized.<br><br>Which would fit with this description of those who want to keep their hard-earned tax dollars as "selfish."<br><br>Atlas may not be shrugging, but Obama is.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>keep the change
Iíll keep my freedom, my guns and my money Ė you can keep the change.
The ironies abound in this post by IMinTheWind. He digs up Ayn Rand (or he pastes from someone else not thinking too hard) to combat all of the feel good rhetoric from Obama. Ayn Rand who thought homosexuals were deviant. Ayn who is a Russian! Goodness. Of course Ayn rejected all of Communist Russia and maybe went a little overboard.<br><br>"He ain't heavy, he's my borther (sic)". Ayn Rand would say the brother should sink or swim, drop him. Obejectivism went out like a light in the 70s and we have people pasting about it today?<br><br>Fun Fact: There were few notables at Ayn Rand's funeral but one name sticks out. Alan Greenspan. Alan Greenspan who thought that the markets would take care of themselves and regulate themselves. A hallmark of Rand's objectivism. But wasn't Alan Greenspan admitting just a few days ago in Congress that he was very surprised to find he was wrong? That one of the basic tenets of his life, unregulated free economy would regulate itself, was completely wrong?<br><br>This is delicious. <br><br>I didn't really look at where the paste came from but was this someone who was pretending to be intelligent that he knew Ayn Rand existed? Did the writer really know what he was talking about? Ayn is spinning in her grave being quoted by stupid selfish people who want to make selfishness a basis for their lives. If they really read Rand, selfishness was a necessity but not the main point of life. Not that she got it right but shoot, she at least got ten percent right.<br><br><br>
...who thinks it's better for Barack Obama to lose the election.<br><br><object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/JcQCBRuK_pg&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/JcQCBRuK_pg&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object><br><br><br>"It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness."
"It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness."
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