Full audio of 1998 'redistribution' speech: Obama saw welfare recipients as 'majority coalition'
By Charles C. Johnson
September 24, 2012
The Daily Caller has obtained a complete audio recording of the
October 19, 1998 Loyola College forum on community organizing and
policymaking during which a future President Barack Obama
said he favored the government redistribution of wealth. The audio
demonstrates the context of that remark and reveals other far-left
positions that Obama held as a state senator.
Those positions encompass issues as wide-ranging as gun control, universal health
care and welfare reform. Obama also said he viewed welfare recipients
and “the working poor” as “a majority coalition” that could be mobilized
to help advance progressive policies and elect their champions.