Barack Obama had to make a public announcement and do some damage control on behalf of Joe Biden controversial remarks. Obama knew that Biden is a loaded gun waiting to go off, but he needs Biden and Colin Powell to make up his short-coming in foreign policy. So, this press conference was to clarify what Biden said at a private fundraiser and to defuse "Joe the Plumber" popularity.
Obama is going to have a hell of a time explaining his Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden prediction that within 6 months of an Obama's presidency, an international crisis WILL happen.
Obama said, "Joe sometimes engages in rhetorical flourishes, but his core point is that the next administration is going to be tested regardless of who it is because of the fact the next administration is inheriting a whole host of really big problems."
I think Obama made himself looking weak with his lame excuse for Biden and the headaches of "Joe the Plumber." Like Biden, Barack Obama has a tendency to flap his mouth to try to sound important. I think the lasting impression that will stick to Obama is his infamous line to "Joe the Plumber." In the exchange, Obama said, "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
Obama told reporters that his tax plan doesn't spread wealth, but does involve spreading around opportunity. He also said that it does mean people like myself making more than $250,000 will pay a little bit more.
After the press conference, a conservative pundit said, "Obama believes that raising taxes to spread the wealth will create opportunity. If Obama does not prescribe to socialism, then what economic theory does he follow? Obama apparently believes government creates jobs, which is why he wants to raise taxes on hard-working Joes."
I call it the beginning of Communism.