Does President Obama think you've made enough money?

Did Barack Obama accidentally admit what he thinks about capitalism?  Perhaps.  This week he was out on his latest political swing, making speeches to push the benefits of things like the "stimulus", ObamaCare and the Democrats version of financial regulation reform.  In the course of his travels he happened to make a speech were he seems to have gone a little "off script".

He stated:

"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."

Since when is at any business of anyone in government whether or not an individual has earned enough?  And on what basis should they make that determination?

It reminds us of that moment on the campaign trail when he also ventured "off script" with "Joe the Plumber", saying the he just wanted to "spread the wealth around".  (Which is pretty much the definition of socialism when done by the government)

But would Obama (or any Democrat) be as concerned about who makes how much if they work for the federal government?  Doubtful, given that we don't recall them haven't complained about the fact that government workers make on average TWICE as much as people in the private sector.  Check this out from the Washington Examiner:

Data compiled by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis reveals the extent of the pay gap between federal and private workers. As of 2008, the average federal salary was $119,982, compared with $59,909 for the average private sector employee. In other words, the average federal bureaucrat makes twice as much as the average working taxpayer. Add the value of benefits like health care and pensions, and the gap grows even bigger. The average federal employee's benefits add $40,785 to his annual total compensation, whereas the average working taxpayer's benefits increase his total compensation by only $9,881. In other words, federal workers are paid on average salaries that are twice as generous as those in the private sector, and they receive benefits that are four times greater...

Again, we're still waiting for those congressional hearings to begin, (but not holding our breath).

Here's the audio of his comments:

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