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.
We don’t begrudge your success, as long as you don’t get too successful. After that point, we do in fact begrudge you, and all bets are off.
I doubt this is a slip of the tongue. He may be kicking himself for saying it in public, but much like his “spread the wealth around” comment in 2008, it’s a window into the way Barack Obama thinks. That being the case, it is hard to overstate how completely ignorant he is about how an economy works.
See, in a free market economy, money is how we reward people for providing value. When we put limits on how much money they can make, we put limits on how much value they’re going to want to provide. Less value, less success, less economy. And, as they always eventually learn, less tax revenue for empty-suit political hacks.