Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Only The Government Can Enslave You

Obama: 'Only government can break the vicious cycle'

Remember the old joke? A guy walks up to you and says, "Hello, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." People would chuckle because we all know what happens when government tries to "fix" things. Well, it looks like the joke's on us... except no one is laughing.
On Monday night, President Obama held his first prime time press conference. As usual, when not in a majestic setting and delivering a grand speech, he stumbled with "ums" and "ers", but was able to get out one sentence in particular that should open the eyes of all Americans. When talking about our current economic situation, Obama said, "It is only government that can break the vicious cycle."
That's right... even though the government got us into this mess with the sub-prime lending fiasco (to name only one), Obama tells us that it is time to throw capitalism and the business cycle out the window. Only government can solve the problem. Doesn't that statement send shivers down your spine? It does for me!
The campaign of "hope and change" has been replaced by the rhetoric of gloom and doom. Obama basically used Monday night's press conference to scare the American people into embracing an unprecedented infusion of government control and social engineering. As I wrote yesterday, Obama and those on the left don't believe we are smart enough to make our own choices on how to stimulate the economy. The government will do it for us.
In his opening remarks, Obama laments that he inherited "the most profound economic emergency since the Great Depression." Hello! Did everyone simply forget the Jimmy Carter years? Gas lines, double-digit inflation, massive unemployment, and sky-high taxes? Oh, that's right, comparing to the Great Depression sounds scarier. That's why Obama added, "doing little or nothing at all will result in even greater deficits, even greater job loss, even greater loss of income, and even greater loss of confidence."
Hmmmmm.... doing nothing will create a bigger deficit than the nearly $1 trillion they are about to spend? I've pretty much had every math class that exists, and I simply don't understand that one.
Obama continued... "Those are deficits that could turn a crisis into a catastrophe, and I refuse to let that happen. As long as I hold this office, I will do whatever it takes to put this economy back on track and put this country back to work."
Whatever it takes? Meaning... "I will infuse more government into your lives as long as you will let me." Message to former President Clinton... remember that era of big government you talked about? It's here with a vengence.
Obama went on with a comment that should reveal to the American public that his rhetoric of "hope and change" and "working together" is simply that... rhetoric. Obama said, "The strongest democracies flourish from frequent and lively debate, but they endure when people of every background and belief find a way to set aside smaller differences in service of a greater purpose."
Greater purpose? You mean embracing bigger government? This bill is not "bipartisan." No Republicans except Specter, Snowe, and Collins supported this measure so far. And I hope the new RNC Chairman and other leaders will take them to task. This is not some fringe issue where Republicans from all ends of the spectrum can disagree. This bill goes to the core of our beliefs in smaller government, less spending, and more freedom. Those are BASIC Republican beliefs. If they don't believe in those simple principles, then they are simply not Republicans.
Obama is about to impose the biggest intervention of government upon us, ever. We don't need massive government to turn this country around. We need less money in Washington and more in our own pockets so that we can make our own decisions. America is great because of the strength and spirit of the American people. Obama shows no faith in them, but only faith in a massive government. The politics of gloom and doom certainly do work... I'm scared for this country.

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