The left claimed that audio from a speech Barack Obama delivered at Loyola College in which he praised redistribution of wealth was taken out of context. NBC News claimed to have discovered the entire video, but they did not release it all. Now The Daily Caller has uncovered more audio from the event, and it gets even worse. Not only did Obama praise wealth redistribution, he also talked about turning the poor and the working poor into a major voting block.
“What I think will re-engage people in politics is if we’re doing significant, serious policy work around what I will label the ‘working poor,’” he said, “although my definition of the working poor is not simply folks making minimum wage, but it’s also families of four who are making $30,000 a year.”
“They are struggling. And to the extent that we are doing research figuring out what kinds of government action would successfully make their lives better, we are then putting together a potential majority coalition to move those agendas forward.”
Obama also said he did not support the bipartisan welfare reform Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton hammered out during the 1990s, despite more recent claims that he favored the legislation. In the 1998 recording, he called it a bill that “I did not entirely agree with and probably would have voted against at the federal level.”
“But one good thing that comes out of it,” he conceded, “is that it essentially desegregates the welfare population,” merging urban blacks with “the working poor, which are the other people.”
“Now you just have one batch of folks. … That is increasingly a majority population,” Obama concluded, and one whose policy needs would grow to encompass, health care, job training, education and a system where government would “provide effective child care.”
The recording also shows Obama in 1998 identifying with what he said was an American majority angling for new limits on the Second Amendment.
Read the whole devastating thing. The audio is there as well. He basically laid out the entire progressive Democrat agenda – keep people poor, but somewhat comfortable in their poverty, and they will vote for you forever. That’s their plan. Obama hasn’t advanced any policies that actually help people get ahead and out of poverty. His policies have hurt the economy, resulting in more impoverished and dependent Americans. Just look at the new and improved chart detailing his record if you don’t believe me.
Update: Linked by Expose the Media – thanks!