"It's not that I want to punish your success," Obama replied. "I want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they've got a chance for success, too.”
"My attitude is that if the economy's good for folks from the bottom up, it's gonna be good for everybody. I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
It's one thing when it's done voluntarily, and an entirely different thing when you're given no choice. Obama wants to make sure you have no choice whatsoever. That's the “change” he wants to bring about.
As I wrote at the beginning of this post, there is something that I needed to be reminded of when it comes to the Left, and it's this: The left is always trying to achieve equality of results, while everyone else is trying to make sure everyone has an equality of opportunity.
The biggest difference between the two is that quality of results always panders to the lowest common denominator, pulling everyone down to the same level. The equality of opportunity tends to pull everyone up towards a higher level of achievement. Not everyone will will gain the full benefits of equality of opportunity, but they'll still be better off than the alternative.
We've seen the results of the first again and again throughout history, and they have never been good, ever. At its worst, the equality of results Obama is seeking could end up with all of us living in the dystopian hell that was described in Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron.