What the Revenue Debate is About: "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!"

How absolutely perfect that he brings up as his example of the need for redistribution an inability to get a large enough loan for something as increasingly useless as college. The guy knows his audience. Ya gotta give him that.

Posted by Cameron Wood at July 11, 2011 7:46 PM

Chump, nobody is making you keep hundreds of thousands you don't need. Asshole.

Posted by james wilson at July 11, 2011 7:53 PM

Dude ain't my dad. Talking like one just made me ignore this....this monotonous drivel....even more.

Posted by Blademonkey at July 11, 2011 8:01 PM

Obie's adjusted gross income for 2009 was $5,505,000, and for 2010, he reported $1,728,000. So, I can see where *he* might have a couple of hundred thou sitting around just gathering dust, but some of us peasants are skipping meals so we can afford to gas up the jalopy to hit the Career Fairs...

Posted by BillT at July 11, 2011 8:39 PM

What a uselessly delusional little punk.

How about spending a few hundred thousand less flying your bad self and Aunt Esther around in Air Force One and Marine One? You want to sacrifice? Sacrifice your 75 golf games. Then we might think you're serious.

Posted by mushroom at July 11, 2011 8:40 PM

When did the government become the primary source of college funds? Oh yeah, after the Dept. of Education was started by Jimmah. Never should have happened. Needs to be disbanded.

When the President is talking this way, he is talking redistribution flat out. What enrages is that none of the press "corpse" question such socialist inanities. We are living in Orwell's "1984." His timimg was just 27 years off.

Posted by Jimmy J. at July 11, 2011 9:19 PM

STFU, bunghole. It is not your fucking money. We don’t need you to tell us what to with it. BTW, we have already set up two scholarship funds, so the needy parent is covered.

Posted by Fat Man at July 11, 2011 9:30 PM

Be thankful, minions. This man is a walking billboard for the Tea Party. What a lovely little sound bite. Why looky heah! See? He's riled you all up all over again.
Remember: From each politician's ability to say something sinister and stupid, to each according to his need to hear it being said.

Posted by Jewel at July 11, 2011 9:58 PM

If Obama "doesn't need" all that extra money, he should write a big check to the treasury department (bureau of the public debt) which will happily accept the extra unneeded money. He should just quit trying to steal more money from us.

Posted by GDCritter at July 11, 2011 10:07 PM

I'm going to go ahead and assume from Obama's statement that he is voluntarily giving his "excess" income, in the form of a check, to the Internal Revenue Service this year.

Posted by mare at July 12, 2011 6:12 AM

I don't quite have a few hundred thou lying around just yet (I'm part of the way there), but I'm working on it. It's going to be mine, and I will decide if I "need" it. After all, why the hell would I be accumulating it if I didn't think I needed it?

Posted by Don Rodrigo at July 12, 2011 10:53 AM

All-expenses-paid only means he's a Democrat.

Posted by RedCarolina at July 13, 2011 11:25 AM