This same Obama said in 1998: “I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution — because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody's got a shot." He told Joe the Plumber the same thing. A fair distribution of the wealth to bring about an equal society is a basic premise of the philosophy in which Obama was schooled and now practices. The philosopher by whose name this philosophy is known, Karl Marx, said the proceeds of labor or the GNP should be shared fairly with all, whether working or not. To augment this belief he declared “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”
The stance we see Obama and his fellow Marxist/Progressives take in this and the other debates on the budget and debt limit reinforces to all who observe who and what they are. The bringing about of a classless society that is totally equal and conforming is their only concern. Karl Marx also said the same principle that they are applying domestically should be applied internationally. After all, the wealthy nations are such because they have exploited the other nations. We are therefore an imperialist nation and as with all other imperialist nations, our wealth is to be redistributed to the exploited nations.
The position currently taken by Obama has always been his position; tax the wealthy with a steeply progressive tax system and redistribute to citizens to enslave them as opposed to emancipating them. History shows he has always associated with likeminded people. Unfortunately, history also records what economic chaos and obliteration of individual freedoms comes with the implementation of this philosophy of Marx and Obama. We have already witnessed both since 2008.