Here is another darling of the progressive movement with a similar diatribe. They use this rhetoric to justify their redistributionalist principals.
For those that don't understand the difference between today's progressive Democrat party and the GOP this is a good example. There is a fundamental difference in economic philosophy. The Progressive Democrats believe that it is ok to take more and more from risk takers and job creators in the name of "fairness". The GOP believes in an opportunity based society in which risk takers are rightfully rewarded and serve as an example to the next group of risk takers.
The question for voters is whether they would prefer a stagnant country with little opportunity for advancement but a large social safety net in which most things are provided for by government. That is what socialism essentially is. Or do we espouse to be a society in which everyone regardless of class or race has the opportunity to rise to the top through entrepreneurship and risk taking. It is a fair question that the voters will have to decide. Many countries in the world have chosen the former. Greece and Spain are good examples alongside France and many other European Countries. I prefer an opportunity based society personally but that may be because I'm an entrepreneur and I don't believe the economics of an entitlement society work in the long term. I can understand why union types and some segments of society might disagree and prefer a country which is entitlement based. Those folks generally don't understand the harm that comes from that type of social system both economically and through the loss of freedom that comes with a society that is beholden to government for basic needs.