If you want to know what a politician really means, listen to the politician's spouse:
Obama, like her husband a Harvard-trained lawyer, listened and then spoke off the cuff.
Most Americans, she said, don't want much.
"They don't want the whole pie," she told the women. "There are some who do, but most Americans feel blessed just being able to thrive a little bit. But that is becoming even more out of reach."
[. . .]
"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."
Yep, just one big pie to slice up and pass around, that magic pie that's just there, and it's not fair to quit before everyone has exactly the same-size slice.