Barack Obama explained to an Ohio plumber how the Obama tax plan is nothing personal, he just wants to ‘spread the wealth around’. Read about it below and see the video of Obama’s conversation with the tax payer.

Barack Obama spent some time going door-to-door in Ohio over the weekend for a photo op to talk with voters. They say he went to more than one or two doors. He went to three or four. Proof positive that he really is interested in what the common man in Middle America has to say.

I guess these brief one-on-one encounters are more easily controlled than the prospect of a town hall meeting.

During this time with regular Americans, he had the opportunity to run across a plumber who expressed concerns about Obama’s tax plan. How would this man who wants to be President get the money to pay for the enormously expensive multitude of promises he has made to the American people. You know, he’s all things to all people and will do everything everyone wants and needs. That gets expensive.

This man in Ohio had legitimate concerns. Democrats are generally known for increasing taxes and inefficient bulky top heavy intrusive government programs. Would Obama raise his taxes to the point he’d be forced to lay off anyone working for him and eventually forced out of business altogether?

Obama was reassuring in his paternalistic manner.

“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,” Obama responded. “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.”

Ahhhh – income redistribution. Take from those that have and give it to those who don’t. Make sure everyone has an equal piece of the pie. In the words of Karl Marx, ‘From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.’

Communism has been tried in other societies and the people of those societies have starved under the promise of taking from the rich to provide for the poor. We feared the Soviet Union for more than a generation until the Iron Curtain came down. Our once larger than life nemesis was exposed to be a broken, impoverished society that couldn’t even feed its own people. Even Cuba has recently decided to allow farmers to own their own land in hopes they will produce food for their starving society.

Ironically, as those societies move towards democracy in hopes of having the prosperity that the United states has enjoyed, we are dancing around the edges of the same deep dark hole that swallowed their potential and hope. It seems odd to me that the far left of America is so far behind the times. Its been generations since the attempts to provide the people with utopia through communism have been proven to be abject failures. Yet, there is an element in our society that still believes they can create utopia by taking away individual freedoms and redistributing wealth.

It seems to me that we are at a crossroads in our society. Perhaps as significant a crossroad as any we’ve faced in the history of our great nation. We will remain a country in which individuals can work hard and prosper, or we’ll ‘spread the wealth around’, taking a giant step away from the dreams of our fathers. The people will decide when we cast our votes on November 4th.

Barack Obama – Video