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Republicans Are 'Wrong'

Obama on ownership.

May 10, 2014

“Republicans are patriots, they love their families,” allowed Barack Obama, “but they are operating on a theory that time and again has proven to be wrong.” What theory would that be? “[I]f we just reward folks at the top, everybody else will do just fine.” In truth, here’s the difference: Conservatives believe that money belongs to the person who earned it. We’re not “rewarding” anybody by letting them keep the fruits of their own labor. Leftists believe that what a person earns belongs to someone else – namely, the government, which can then redistribute it to favored constituent groups. Who’s theory, exactly, has proven to be wrong?

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