Skip to comments.Pumping Up the Liberalism
Posted on 01/26/2013 4:36:49 AM PST by Kaslin
So now the president is a committed man of the left. No longer is he faking moderation or even trying to bring the nation "together." Nope. As he made clear in his inauguration speech, Barack Obama is dedicating himself to achieving "social justice" no matter what the cost.
And the cost is high. The annual federal deficit is more than $1 trillion, with the national debt approaching $17 trillion. Just last week, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office warned once again that federal spending is "unsustainable." That means if government spending is not curtailed and quickly, the U.S. dollar could collapse.
But you would not know that by listening to the president's address. He was decidedly upbeat when telling the nation that more needs to be done (code for spending) to ensure "equality."
That's the big leftwing word these days: "equality."
But can we be real here for a moment? Does anyone, even those of you living in San Francisco, believe that an American who earns a Ph.D. in economics is going to be equal to the high school dropout in the marketplace? Anyone? Bueller?
So let's drop the equality business at least in the capitalist arena. The strong and smart prosper; the weak and lazy fail.
But not in Obama world. Not there. The president sees his mandate as "providing" for those who can't cut it. He is the biggest spender of all the presidents in the nation's history by far.
Obama is proud of his belief that government knows best. When he told the world that individuals are not totally responsible for their personal success, that government has a major role in it, many Americans were taken aback. But Obama sincerely believes that.
Let me prove him wrong with a vivid comparison.
In 1979, a man named Rupert Murdoch started a company that today employs 48,000 workers worldwide. The employees of News Corporation, of which I am one, pay taxes and support families. The company gives us an opportunity to succeed on our own without any financial assistance from the government. In turn, we provide assets to the government. We don't take from it.
Some of our tax dollars go to pay the salaries and benefits of government workers. Since he was elected, Obama has increased the federal payroll by more than 130,000. Most of those folks work hard, but again, they are paid by private sector workers.
So which scenario is better for America? The private sector situation, or the expanding government workforce?
If you don't know the answer to that question, you don't want to know.
Obama is a utopian at heart. He wants to improve the lives of the downtrodden, which is a good thing. But he doesn't understand that damaging the free marketplace in pursuit of "social justice" will eventually harm those he wants to help.
The nation's crushing debt is a tsunami brewing offshore. Let's hope Obama wises up before we all get swept away.
Keep dreaming Bill.
NO, he isn't trying to improve the downtrodden. No communist/marxist is trying to improve the downtrodden. He is forcing people into poverty. That is his true goal.
You know, that’s what I kinda said in post#1
You have got it exactly right. I wished O’Reilly would see it.
BOR is the prototype for little red riding hood
You said all that needs to be said.
He’s not trying to bring everyone up because it’s not possible and he knows it, so the only alternative is to bring everyone that is up down.
Who started the rumor that O’Reilly is smart?
How about an apology to all the Conservative you have slandered for having tried, in vain, to tell that Obama is the person you now describe in this article.
Pathetic. I guess Bill O'Rielly's name can be added to Peggy Noonan's name of those who were completely snookered by Obama and now - finally - see Obama.
All the America-haters who voted for this unamerican president are to blame. If you know such voters, ostracize them and try to lead your life as independently as you can. Needless to say, your money should not go to any media outlet that supports the abolition of your freedom.
BOR is four years too late. I stopped watching him in 2008 when he sat on the fence giving Obama the benefit of the doubt just so he could act like he was above it all. He owes all conservative viewers if there are any left a huge mea culpa.
He did since no one else would because if they did they would get laughed out of town.
We just attended a townhall with our US rep on Thurs evening. He tries to be upbeat and optimistic and he’s very conservative but reading between the lines we are really screwed at least until 2014. Maybe we will take the senate back but who knows?
After leaving the townhall we decided that we need to pick up a few more cases of freeze dry and some more junk silver.
Obama likes to spend money big time, but does not Congress appropriate every dime he spends? We should hold Congress accountable.