Spreading the Wealth: How Obama Is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities

Remember when presidential candidate Barack Obama told “Joe the Plumber” on the Ohio campaign trail that “when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody?”

Well, as you’ve probably feared, that infamous sound byte from 2008 is becoming more than a passing quip.

Author Stanley Kurtz has established himself as one of Obama’s most effective and well-informed critics since the president initially sauntered across the national landscape. Kurtz, in fact, was the first to expose the extent of Obama’s ties to radicals such as Bill Ayers and ACORN.

Now Kurtz reveals new evidence that the administration’s party line about helping the middle class is essentially a smoke screen. Behind closed doors, he’s found, plans have been afoot for a serious push toward wealth redistribution, with the suburban middle class—not the so-called one percent—bearing the brunt of it.

(Check out TheBlaze Blog for a lot more from Kurtz on this very subject; and you can head to the video clip below to take in Kurtz’s discussion with TheBlaze TV crew on how Obama not only is bad for the middle class, but also that he’s quite purposefully targeted this group as a revenue source.)

Why haven’t we heard more about policies that will lead to wealth redistribution?

In part, it’s the same reason why private comments by Obama’s election opponent have been taking center stage while American embassies in the Middle East are on fire.

In part, there are some legitimate issues (e.g., Obamacare, unemployment, the exploding national debt, etc.) that have been taking the media spot­light.

But the main reason, according to Kurtz, is that Obama doesn’t want to tip his hand about his second-term plans. (Read: He knows that if he declares he’ll be all about wealth redistribution over the next four years, Obama will alienate the moderate swing voters who hold the key to his reelection.)

Fortunately Kurtz cuts through the White House’s smoke screen to reveal what’s really going on. Drawing on new, previously overlooked sources, Kurtz has learned that radicals from outside the administration—including key Obama allies from his early community organizing days—have been quietly influ­encing policy on everything from edu­cation to stimulus spending.

Their goal? To increase the influence of America’s cities over their suburban neighbors so that even­tually suburban independence will vanish.

In the eyes of Obama’s former mentors—i.e., fol­lowers of leftist radical Saul Alinsky—suburbs are breeding grounds for bigotry and greed. The classic American dream of a house with a big yard and high-quality, locally controlled schools strikes them as selfishness, a waste of resources that should be redirected to the urban poor.

The regulatory groundwork laid so far is just a prelude to what’s to come: Substantial redistribution of tax dollars. Gradually cities would effectively swallow up their surround­ing municipalities, with merged school dis­tricts and forced redistribution of public spending working together to kill the appeal of the suburbs.

The result would be a profound transforma­tion of American society, Kurtz concludes.

In addition the author connects the dots with respect to Obama’s community-organizing roots all the up to his presidency, revealing why his plan to undermine the suburbs means so much to him on a personal level.

Check out Rush Limbaugh on his radio program talking about Kurtz’s findings: