Last week, the Obama campaign was in full damage control from the “You didn’t build that,” gaff. They even felt compelled to address the statement with an entire video filmed in the White House. All of this posturing has many people finally asking some serious questions about his past and core philosophy.
In an article from 1965 entitled “Problems Facing Our Socialism,” Barack Obama’s father stated:
Theoretically, there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed. . . It is a fallacy to say there is a limit (to tax rates), and it is a fallacy to rely mainly on individual free enterprise to get the savings.
Watch a short clip from the upcoming documentary “Obama 2016,” for more on the quote:
Although Obama says he was abandoned by his father at the age of 2, he did dedicate his autobiography, “Dreams from my Father,” to his father. One wonders just how much of a core philosophy they share. Did Obama Jr. ever read this paper? These are the kinds of questions the media will never ask.
Beyond his recent off-teleprompter “You didn’t build that rant,” I’m reminded of Obama’s statement from 2001 on the “inherent flaws” written into the U.S. Constitution by its founders:
It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution…that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.
Listen here for the audio clip from Barack Obama’s interview on Chicago Public Radio: