Those are the words of Sen. Obama. Just words? This country was founded by men who wanted to make more of themselves. We have had millions of immigrants who have come here to have a chance at the American dream. What is that dream? To be able to work hard and as a result of that work achieve success. What Obama wants is for you to give more of the money you earn to those who are not working for their own success. In the words of his running mate Biden, "It's time to be patriotic and pay more taxes to help lift up this country".
I do not have a problem with the idea of giving a helping hand to those in need. My faith is a big believer in this notion. I just don't like the idea of the government coming for my money and deciding where it gets spent. The whole idea of 'spreading the wealth' goes against the ideals of our founding fathers. They created this government and it's restrictions for the sole reason of limiting the role of government in our life while acknowledging the fact that a central government would be necessary for defense of this nation as well as dealing with differing states issues.
When government gets into the business of wealth distribution it creates a bureaucracy to go along with it. This bureaucracy then needs a reason to stay in existence which is to ensure there are those who need their services, thus creating a never ending cycle of dependence on the government and it's programs. People need a step up, sure, but not never ending welfare that does not improve their situation anyway.
Stop taking from those who work hard and produce and giving it to those who do not!
Another quote to think about from Obama:
I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.
Just so you are all clear where he stands on this issue, because on this issue as well as every issue, he stands with the far left leaders of his party. He does not stray at all from this party line, which should scare the pants off of anybody who can see what a liberal presidency along with a liberal senate and house can(and will) accomplish with no one to oppose them.