Posted Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at 12:29 PM
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Yesterday, Matt Drudge and the conservosphere spent a fair amount of time discussing a 1998 video that showed Barack Obama saying he favors income redistribution. I have even more convincing truth from just earlier this summer.
Yes, it's true, I just embedded an Obama campaign ad. A campaign ad in which his campaign talks about their plan to make "millionaires to pay a bit more" in order to "invest in a strong middle class" and various public programs. He wants, in other words, to tax the rich in order to "spread the wealth around" a bit exactly as he said he would on the campaign trail in 2008.
Conservatives are obviously free to object to this policy if they want to, but acting like it's some shocking revelation is absurd. This is Obama's stated agenda and always has been.