Obama: 'At Some Point, You've Made Enough Money'

Fox: President's 'outed himself' as a socialist

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 29, 2010 9:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – The right thinks it's found a new killer soundbite to drive home how socialist Barack Obama is. Stumping for financial reform in Quincy, Illinois, Obama said, “We're not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that's fairly earned. I do think at a certain point you've made enough money, but you know, part of the American way is, you can just keep on making it if you're providing a good product.”

Fox News is already doing its victory lap. “He's outed himself,” Frank Luntz declares, claiming the statement reveals that financial services reform “is about punishing everyday workers.” Mediaite likens the quote to Obama's passing comment about “redistributing the wealth” to Joe the Plumber, and expects to see it re-aired throughout the year.

President Barack Obama speaks on Wall Street reform at the Oakley Lindsay Center in Quincy, Ill., Wednesday, April 28, 2010.
President Barack Obama speaks on Wall Street reform at the Oakley Lindsay Center in Quincy, Ill., Wednesday, April 28, 2010.   (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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