Obama’s presidency wasn’t filled with the championing of Americans’ success.
He was more of a “You didn’t build that” kinda guy.
Here’s another quote, and fairly in context:
“Now, what we’re doing, I want to be clear, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point, you’ve made enough money.”
“It’s not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance at success, too. My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s going be good for everybody. … [I] think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
It should be noted that “spreading the wealth around” is done by taking wealth from the wealthy and giving it others.
Has Barack personally spread it around enough? He’s reportedly worth $70 million; how ’bout you?
The Obamas are buying a 6,900 square-foot beachfront spread on Martha’s Vineyard worth a cool $15 mil.
The former Prez and First Lady have been renting the house this summer and loved it so much, we’ve learned they made an offer. The property is listed at $14,850,000. Our sources say they’re paying less, but we don’t know how much.
Maybe they’re only paying $199,200 — that’s the median price of a home in the U.S.
But if they’re paying a whole lot more, people on the web have some things to say.
From Babylon Bee founder Adam Ford:
Obama, 2008: "When you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody"
Obama, 2010: "At a certain point, you've made enough money"
Obama, 2019: "I'll take the $15 million Martha's Vineyard mansion on 29 beachfront acres" https://t.co/VVbdAkaq0G
— Adam Ford (@Adam4d) August 22, 2019
And Inez Stepman, of the Federalist:
You didn’t build that, guys. https://t.co/LT2p0aQKxL
— Inez Stepman (@InezFeltscher) August 22, 2019
On we go:
The Obama's totally reject socialism and buy another mega mansion – a $15 million dollar Martha's Vineyard estate that they'll only use a few weeks a year, in an attempt to set a new record for income inequality: https://t.co/uSnGSEeaS0
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) August 23, 2019
"At a certain point, you've made enough money." -guy who got a $65M book deal then bought a 7-bdrm 7,000 sq-foot Martha's Vineyard mansion on 29 acres worth $15 million. https://t.co/GDryricGp7
— Razor (@hale_razor) August 22, 2019
Democrats complained that Trump ran so he could become more wealthy and enhance his businesses
….but not one news network slammed the $135 million Obama couple that preached spreading the wealth.
Your continued prejudice is showing hypocrites #realtalk
— ✭ Wayne Dupree ✭ (@WayneDupreeShow) August 25, 2019
The Obamas fundamentally transformed themselves, worth an estimated $135 million post-presidency. https://t.co/sQgXgs2McR
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) August 25, 2019
The Red-Headed Libertarian made an excellent point:
Poor investment. Martha’s Vineyard is literally going to be swallowed by the ocean if we don’t hand over all of our money and freedom to the government to stop Global Warming. https://t.co/oCkFjK45mK
— The Red-Headed Libertarian ™ (@TRHLofficial) August 23, 2019
Others noticed, too:
If I genuinely believed in 12 years coastal areas would be under water, I wouldn’t by a $15 million mansion on…Martha’s Vineyard.
Call me crazy, but it doesn’t seem like Obama is taking climate change all that seriously. https://t.co/VPqaFsovqw
— Amy Curtis (@RantyAmyCurtis) August 23, 2019
Democrats: "Global warming is real! Sea levels are rising! Why can't conservatives understand the science?"
Also Democrats: "The Obamas just bought a beachfront house for $15 million."
Beachfront. Right on the beach. As close to the water as you can get. https://t.co/hiv6a6BAPr
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) August 25, 2019
The Obama “Climate Change” Hoax. If Martha’s Vineyard is supposed to be underwater in 10 years, WHY is @BarackObama buying a $15 MILLION Mansion right on the water? Where he’ll jetset back & forth on a private plane. https://t.co/6EDWTBpET9
— Dr.SHIVA Ayyadurai, MIT PhD. Inventor of Email (@va_shiva) August 24, 2019
To be clear, if someone has millions of dollars, I think they should enjoy it. Buy a big house — one built for a king. Even though you didn’t build that.
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