A comment on a discussion about Obamessiah on the Orange County Register website, which, thankfully, is vehemently anti-Obama:
Can you or anyone articulate where Obama wants to guide this country? The "greed and selfishness" you refer to can also be called "capitalism." I get fresh corn from the grocery store, not because farmers are concerned for my well-being and because they want to "work together," but because the farmer and grocer have a desire to make money. I'm willing to part with money I've earned for products that they supply. This is a better way than Obama's plan for redistributing wealth from those who have it to those who don't, even though they have not earned it.
The Soviets tried redistributing wealth and it clearly did not work.