Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL) on the Constitutionality of healthcare “reform”:
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., on ObamaCare’s effect on other big government social programs (includes audio):
Let me be clear: There’s probably going to have to be a significant reform of other social programs as the Federal Government assumes more responsibility for health care for the nation’s people, there are other social programs that are probably going to undermine some elements of social cohesion, there’s no doubt about that.
Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) on how ObamaCare will address the “issue” of “mal-distribution of income”:
“Too often, much of late, the last couple three years, the mal-distribution of income in America is gone up way too much, the wealthy are getting way, way too wealthy and the middle income class is left behind,” he said. “Wages have not kept up with increased income of the highest income in America. This legislation will have the effect of addressing that mal-distribution of income in America.”
There’s also the issue of whether these tax cuts, in conjunction with the health care reform bill signed last week, represent a redistribution of wealth in America, as many claim.
“It’s a simple proposition to us: Everyone is entitled to adequate medical health care,” Biden says. “If you call that a ‘redistribution of income’ — well, so be it. I don’t call it that. I call it just being fair — giving the middle class taxpayers an even break that the wealthy have been getting.”
Then there are Rep. Dingell’s recent “control the people” remarks. And former DNC Chair Howard Dean’s cushy relationship with European Socialists (scroll).
And last but not least, the most infamous redistribution of wealth remarks to come from a Democrat politico in the last two years:
JOE WURZELBACHER, PLUMBER: Your new tax plan is going tax me more, isn’t it?
OBAMA: It’s not that I want to punish your success; I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you that they’ve got a chance to success, too. I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.
Hey, at least they’re being honest about who they are and what they’re all about, right? It used to be, most left wing politicos would try to obfuscate or outright lie about their true socialist colors. But the last few years? They’ve seen fit to “come out of the closet” in shockingly upfront ways now more so than ever as to where exactly they stand on the issue of the role of the federal government in the lives of average Joe and Jane citizens.
Time to wake up, America!