Fox & Friends distorted Obama's words to claim he's against the "American dream"
Poor Steve has a mental disorder which prevents him from understanding words, sentences and history. He yarns for the return of Bush-Tea Party Conservative economic policies that took money from the middle-class and spread it to the wealthy. In Fox and Conservative world - wealth ina and of itself is a virtue. For those that do not suffer from Steve Doocy's mental problems this is what President Obama actually said,
Doocy: Obama "apparently has a problem with the great American dream" and "with money." In two teases, co-host Steve Doocy aired a clip of Obama saying at an April 28 rally in Quincy, Illinois: "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." Doocy commented that Obama "apparently has a problem with the great American dream" and "with money." He added: "What's that point? Perhaps we should just spread the wealth around a little bit?"
Obama: [P]art of the American way is you can just keep on making" money "if you're providing a good product" or service. In the portion of Obama's speech Fox & Friends did not air, immediately after he said: "I want to be clear, 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," Obama added: "But part of the American way is you can just keep on making it if you're providing a good product or you're providing a good service. We don't want people to stop fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow the economy."Conservatives have yet to find an historical example of a society that survived for very long by rewarding the wealthy and powerful at the expense of the workers that make wealth possible.
Obama: "I believe in the power of the free market," and financial "institutions that operated irresponsibly ... threaten the whole economy." Obama went on to say: "I believe in the power of the free market. And I believe in a strong financial system. ... So there's nothing wrong with a financial system that helps the economy expand. And there are a lot of good people in the financial industry who are doing things the right way. ... But some of these institutions that operated irresponsibly, they're not just threatening themselves -- they threaten the whole economy. And they threaten your dreams, your prospects, everything that you worked so hard to build."