Skip to comments.Socialism's Trajectory: Obama's HHS Bigger Than LBJ's Government
Posted on 02/16/2011 12:55:44 AM PST by Christus_Rex
Anyone who doubts the trend toward socialism is pushing America toward ruin should examine the historical tables President Obama published Monday along with his $3.7 trillion budget.
In fiscal 2011, according to these tables, the Department of Health and Human Services will spend $909.7 billion. In fiscal 1965, the entire federal government spent $118.228 billion.
What about inflation? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator, $118.228 billion in 1965 dollars equals $822.6 billion in 2010 dollars. In real terms, the $909.7 billion HHS is spending this year is about $87.1 billion more than the entire federal government spent in 1965.
1965 was a key year in the advancement of socialism in the United States.
From 1776 until 1965, Americans generally did not rely on the federal government for health care unless they served in the military or worked in some other capacity for the federal government.
But in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson and a Democratic Congress enacted two massive federal entitlement programs -- Medicare and Medicaid -- that fundamentally altered the relationship between Americans and the federal government by making tens of millions dependent on the government for health care.
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Time to put the federal beast back into its cage.
Obama failed to include cuts to entitlement spending in the budget proposal.
Thanks will check out that book.
Good article detailing the scope of this growing evil.
Politicians, entertainers, ‘journalists’ (and I use the term loosely), and attorneys are the ruling class in the US now. The rest of us have our lives defined by them, in one way or another. Further, these groups are all linked together and have each others backs.
I heard this on a History Channel Documentary. I haven’t verified it, but on face value, here is what it said:
When the Department of Agriculture was founded, there 1,000 DofA employees and over 10 million farmers.
Today, there are over 100,000 DofA employees and ~1 million farmers.
The insidious march...
Wilson dug the basement, FDR built the foundation, LBJ constructed the first story and Obama is doing the rest. The House Of Socialism..
It’s disgusting! When will America wake up?