Barack Obama explicitly calls for the "redistribution of wealth" in a 2001 interview on Chicago public radio station WBEZ FM.
In the audio, which can be heard below, Obama is straightforward in his view that redistribution of wealth is a civil right which the civil rights movement failed to obtain.
Obama laments in the interview that the Warren Supreme Court failed to reinterpret the Constitution to read into it what was not there: Redistribution of wealth for "political and economic justice in this society."
Barack Obama continues, and notes that one of the "great tragedies of the civil rights movement" was that it was court-centric and got away from "political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change."
Left-wing liberals can try to spin this however they want, however, Obama's sentiments are clear.
I received an email today with quotes that sum up my thoughts on the subject. The quotes were published in 1942 by William J. H. Boetcker, a Presbyterian minister.
1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
2. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong
3. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
4. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
5. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.
6. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
7. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
8. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
9. You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
10. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.
Listen to the Obama Redistribution of Wealth audio below.