What Obama was actually speaking to, was that in helping working class people, you spread the wealth around because instead of shipping the profit overseas, regular people spend it on plumbers, groceries, appliances, cars, going to college. Because our economy has depended so much on paper profits in the trickle down economy, there is nothing left to trickle down to the people doing the work.
McCain and the Republicans have become so used to lying that they can't tell the truth from what they make up. It surely is pitiful.
What Obama actually said:
"For folks like me who have worked hard, but frankly also been lucky, I don't mind paying just a little bit more than the waitress that I just met over there who's -- things are slow and she can barely make the rent.
My attitude is that if the economy's good for folks from the bottom up, it's gonna be good for everybody. If you've got a plumbing business, you're going to be better off if you've got a whole bunch of customers who can afford to hire you, and right now everybody's so pinched that business is bad for everybody, and I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."