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“Selfishness”

October 31, 2008

The Messiah spoke in Florida today and the world listened.

“The point is, though, that — and it’s not just charity, it’s not just that I want to help the middle class and working people who are trying to get in the middle class — it’s that when we actually make sure that everybody’s got a shot – when young people can all go to college, when everybody’s got decent health care, when everybody’s got a little more money at the end of the month – then guess what? Everybody starts spending that money, they decide maybe I can afford a new car, maybe I can afford a computer for my child. They can buy the products and services that businesses are selling and everybody is better off. All boats rise. That’s what happened in the 1990s, that’s what we need to restore. And that’s what I’m gonna do as president of the United States of America.

“John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic,” Obama continued. “You know I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness.”

Just because I want to have control over my money makes me selfish. He loves marginalizing people that don’t agree with him. Does that make Obama’s proposal of tax hikes an act of “selflessness.”

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5 comments

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  2. You are a dumbass. I can name four guys $$$$$ that disagree with you. Soros, Buffett, Gates, Branson. And if put money on black, the Google guys and Carlos Slim (and I bet you do not who that is guy is) are pro-Obama.

    Sorry you lose.


  3. ” can name four guys $$$$$ that disagree with you. Soros, Buffett, Gates, Branson. And if put money on black, the Google guys and Carlos Slim (and I bet you do not who that is guy is) are pro-Obama.”

    Grammar fail.


  4. The kind of selfishness that Obama apparently opposes (and as Glenn Reynolds noted was promoted by Ayn Rand in her famous book “The Virtue of Selfishness”) is a completely noble and moral American virtue. This country was founded on the principle that men and women had the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” free from government interference and tyranny.

    Many immigrants (such as my parents) came to this country precisely to be able to work hard, prosper, and give their children a chance for a better life. They came to this country with little more than the clothes on their back, but did well over the years, sent two children to college and medical school, and are now enjoying a well-earned and comfortable retirement. Their life has been a real-life embodiment of the American dream.

    If we want America to remain a beacon of hope to millions around the world, we should re-affirm our commitment to free markets and capitalism, and reject calls for more socialism and “redistribution of wealth”.

    This country is great precisely because it allows people like my parents to attain selfish goals such as their lives and happiness. Americans should be proud of that fact, not condemn it.


  5. So we should be ok with Corporate CEO’s getting larger tax breaks while they lay off employees, send jobs overseas, and continue to pay themselves large sums of money? Obama referred to “They” meaning John McCain and Sarah Palin, not the american people or their supporters. Why should the majority of American People suffer while the minority is living the high life at our expense? I can tell you that the Bush/McCain economic policies have steadily hurt my business over the years, and i definately don’t want 4 more years of it. It’s time for the democrats to have their chance. And no, the 2 years they’ve had as majority isn’t enough time to put their policies in place.



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