Monday, October 27, 2008

Obama in 2001 (NPR Interview on WBEZ in Chicago) on Redistribution of Wealth

In Joe Biden's fateful interview in Orlando, during the question about redistribution of wealth, he laughed and scoffed, incorrectly stating that George W. was the only one redistributing the wealth. You can watch the interview by clicking here.

Isn't Senator Obama's question a potentially crushing political blunder?

Biden responded:

Absolutely not! What . . . the only person who spread the wealth around has been has been (sic) George Bush and John McCain's tax policy. They have devastated the middle class. We for the first time since the late '20s. 1% of the American people make over 21% of all the income in America. That wasn't the way before George Bush became president.

I feel like I'm the Aflac goose listening to Yogi Berra: Huh?

On a serious note, however, about Obama's candid views on the subject, check out this video with audio from National Public Radio (WBEZ in Chicago), from 2001

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