Obama: I Am Not A Socialist

November 19, 2013 11:07 pmViews: 3618

Obama: I'm not a Socialist


Having to point out that he's being called a Socialist a lot must mean that President Obama is getting overly worried that people think he in fact, is a Socialist.

In a gathering of CEO's sponsored by The Wall Street Journal Obama quipped, "People call me a socialist sometimes, but you’ve got to meet real socialists, you’ll have a real sense of what a socialist is."

And then to punctuate why he is not a Socialist, Obama went on to say,

"I’m talking about lowering the corporate tax rate."

Oh really, when is that going to happen? You've had 5 years and corporate tax rates in the United States are amongst the highest in the world. What are you waiting for? If you want to bring businesses to and keep them in the US why not change this? Strike 1.

"My health care reform is based on the private marketplace."

Yeah right, that's why you forced all insurance companies to abide by your Obamacare rules and cancel millions of already insured individuals. You told the biggest lie a president has ever told in our history. Government forcing something on individuals and businesses is Socialism. Strike 2.

"The stock market is doing pretty good the last time I checked."

Pure nonsense again. Turn off the Fed pumping quantitative easing and see how the stock market does. Government intervention in the free market to the tune of $85 billion a month sounds like Socialism to us. Strike 3, Barack Obama is a Socialist.

Read more below from US News:

President Barack Obama blamed “tactics” and “rhetoric” for Washington’s gridlock, which he says could be averted if lawmakers focused on governing rather than elections during the 2013 CEO Council hosted by The Wall Street Journal Tuesday.

"We know what the challenges are, we know what the solutions are," Obama said. "Some of them are tough, but what's holding us back is not a lack of good policy ideas or even what used to be considered good bipartisan policy ideas. We just have to break through the stubborn cycle of crisis politics and start working together."[...]

Obama also defended himself against charges that he’s a socialist.

“People call me a socialist sometimes, but you’ve got to meet real socialists, you’ll have a real sense of what a socialist is,” he said. “I’m talking about lowering the corporate tax rate, my health care reform is based on the private marketplace, the stock market is doing pretty good the last time I checked and it is true that I am concerned about growing inequality in the system, but nobody questions the efficacy of a market economy in terms of producing wealth and innovation and keeping us competitive.”

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