Friday, November 7, 2008


by: Norman Solomon, t r u t h o u t | Perspective

Spreading the wealth with Obama's plan.
People raise their hands at an Obama rally when the candidate asked who made less than $250,000. (Photo: Damon Winter / The New York Times)

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Two days before he lost the election, John McCain summarized what had become the central message of his campaign: "Redistribute the wealth, spread the wealth around - we can't do that." Oh, yes we can. The 2008 presidential election became something of a referendum on "spreading the wealth." "My attitude is that if the economy's good for folks from the bottom up, it's gonna be good for everybody," Barack Obama said on October 12, in a conversation with an Ohio resident named Joe. The candidate quickly added, "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." Read post here»

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