Barack Obama told Joe the Plumber when they were talking in Joe’s neighborhood the other day that by raising taxes on people making $250,000 or more, which is an amount many small businesses make each year, he could spread the wealth around so that more people could benefit from Joe’s success, were he to buy the plumbing business he mentioned and be successful enough to earn $250k.
But Sen. Obama’s not playing by the rules he sets up for everyone else; he’s not spreading his own wealth around.
Having backed out of his stated intention to pursue public financing, the Obama campaign has been setting records in raising money, while his opponent, John McCain, who stuck to his word and went the public financing route as he pledged to do, has to work with the limited amounts of money available through public financing.
Since Sen. Obama has many times more money than Sen. McCain, to be true to his stated philosophy, Mr. Obama needs to “spread the wealth around” and help his opponent by giving him some of his campaign booty.
It’s only fair.