OBAMA: Well, but the problem is, if I am sitting pretty, and you’ve got a waitress who is making minimum wage plus tips, and I can afford it if she can’t, what’s the big deal for me to say I’m going to pay a little bit more?
O’REILLY: Because it inhibits…
OBAMA: That is neighborliness.
The funny thing is, I don't ever remember a time when government enforced 'neighborliness.' Because neighborliness is an impulse, or a way of life, not a tax plan. Americans are the most generous nation on earth. Look what we managed to donate after 9/11. No one made us. That is neighborliness.
It starts to sound like Orwell's 1984: War is Peace.Freedom is Slavery.Ignorance is Power. Taxation is Neighborliness
Another important aspect of the Obama tax plan that needs to be exposed repeatedly by the McCain camp is this: Obama plans to give tax credits to people who do not pay income taxes. 40% of Americans do not currently pay income taxes, because of Bush tax cuts (which, according to Democrats, only helped the rich...). Obama plans to increase taxes on the wealthiest 5% and give the money to people who do not pay taxes at all.
When O'Reilly said, in the above quote, "That's not income redistribution," that statement should have had a question mark at the end of it because it was either a question or an ironic statement. The Obama tax plan is, in part, about undoing welfare reform.