So… just how much is enough?

This is what happens when you go off the teleprompter… you put your foot in your mouth.

The article says it best, so I’ll just leave it at that.

We’re not, 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. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you’re providing a good product or providing good service. We don’t want people to stop, ah, fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy.

Compare that to his remarks as prepared for delivery:

Now, we’re not doing this to punish these firms or begrudge success that’s fairly earned. We don’t want to stop them from fulfilling their responsibility to help grow our economy.

He should have stuck with the TelePrompter. The President doesn’t get to decide when people have “made enough money.” In fact, as the radio host notes, that’s a statist point of view. Furthermore, the responsibility of an entrepreneur isn’t to “grow our economy,” core or otherwise. It’s to grow his own economy. In a properly regulated capitalist system, the natural tension of self-interests create economic growth through innovation and efficient use of capital and resources.

Put simply, a free people work for themselves, not for the government. Barack Obama seems to have a problem understanding that.

2 thoughts on “So… just how much is enough?

  1. Even better, I understand that Our Glorious President’s wife made something around $5,000,000 last year for whatever the hell it is she does – is that “enough”? Or is that not “enough” for them, but way past “enough” for us?

    Just remember, some animals are more equal than others…

    • I had the very same thoughts.

      I’ve always found it interesting how the Democrats/Liberals play up like they’re “the people’s party”… fighting for the little man, for the common man, the “anti-rich people” party. And then all of those Democrat politicians are filthy rich. Amazing how people don’t see that.

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