To liberals, "redistribution" is the essence of ObamaCare. It is what it is all about.
“ObamaCare”, has said the President, “ is not a redistribution argument. This is not about taking from rich people to give to poor people. This is about us together making investments in our country so everyone together gets a fair shot.”
It is not about what Karl Marx (1818-1893) so famously said , “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”
It is not about what Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) meant when she uttered these words, “ The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples’ money.”
And it is not about what Winston Churchill (1874-1965) saying when he observed, “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism the equal sharing of misery.”
"No, no," President Obama might have said, “ It is not about the illusions or delusions of the past. It is not what others say it is about. It is about the opportunities of the present and the future of ‘fairness’, ‘fair shots,’ ‘spreading the wealth,’ and ‘social investment.’ “
Tweet: The Obama administration abhors the word “redistribution” because it evokes the image of President Obama as a closet socialist.