Barack Obama is not a socialist, because Barack Obama says so:
“I don’t know what’s next,” Obama, the presidential candidate, said at an outdoor rally. “By the end of the week, he’ll be accusing me of being a secret communist because I shared my toys in kindergarten. I shared my peanut butter and jelly sandwich.”
It’s not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance for success too. My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.
Although the media’s revealed the dark secret that Joe Wurzelbacher is not a licensed plumber, the fact remains that Joe got Obama to drop the mask in a more succinct fashion than he has throughout the general election campaign. Even without this quote, what would you call Obama’s healthcare plan? Or his frequent attacks on a reduced capital gains tax as “billions of dollars for big oil,” or his promises to give “tax cuts” to people who don’t pay income taxes, or his demonization of deregulation?
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1. a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
2. procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
3. (in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.