Socialist Principles Guide Obama on Debt

At his late morning press conference Monday, the president explained how American socialism works, in his mind. If other people need your money more than you do, say, to send their kids to college, than they have a right to it.

And I do not want, and I will not accept, a deal in which I am asked to do nothing, in fact, I’m able to keep hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional income that I don’t need, while a parent out there who is struggling to figure out how to send their kid to college suddenly finds that they’ve got a couple thousand dollars less in grants or student loans.

The media is widely reporting that the president is using this moment to once again pretend to be a centrist, a move highlighted in funny comments like this:

It’s not because I want to raise revenues for the sake of raising revenues, or I’ve got some grand ambition to create a bigger government. 

Remember what the president said to Joe the Plumber during the campaign.

...right now everybody’s so pinched that business is bad for everybody and I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.

Just doing what he said he was going to do.