It was with great sadness that I read the headline from the Washington Times. “American reliance on government at all-time high”.. For those who believe in being self-reliant, this news both concerns and angers. For the liberals, it is reason for jubilation and I am sure that they are all congratulating the architect of this madness as he bows to their collectivist cries of “mission accomplished”..
The article calls this Democratic debacle the “so-called Great Recession”.. The Obama magic has created another “Great Depression” and on many levels, this one far surpasses the one that was socialistically shepherded by another liberal megalomaniac. This is the “Obama Depression” or the “Great Depression Redux”, if you prefer and any attempts to sidestep this reality is mere mooney Marxism or progressive protectionism..
When the liberals start hearing the press going on about “reliance on government”, it is like collectivist catnip, an arrogant aphrodisiac.. “Reliance on government” is nothing more than “control” and that is exactly what the liberals have been working towards for over sixty years.
This article routinely describes the pogrom of the Obama administration as “astonishing”, “massively”, “record”, and “unprecedented”.. Such frightening phrases as, “Americans took in more aid from the government than they paid in taxes” are the result of direct and targeted work by the liberals who have been in charge of government since 2006. This is exactly what the liberals have wanted to produce and they are thrilled with the chaos that they have created.
“While wages and other job-related income fell by a record $206 billion last year to $7.84 trillion, transfer payments from the government such as unemployment checks and Social Security burgeoned by $231 billion to $2.1 trillion..” Taxes paid “plummeted by $325 billion to $2.1 trillion.” “For the first time since the Great Depression (Great Depression I, that is..) Americans took more aid from the government than they paid in taxes.” This is the only way that the liberals will ever agree to a tax cut, when they are the result of their efforts at besting their last Great Depression..
Economists Harm Bandholz said that the “situation is unsustainable because the government has to borrow massively to prop up the economy and cannot continue that binge for long..” In the jaundiced eyes of the left, this is absolutely perfect as they will have then created another “epidemic” for which their answer is to do more of what they have already done which has already failed on a massive scale..
Enter Senator Jim Bunning. Bunning held up a “long-term jobless aid” bill with his vote. Listen to his logic, “If we can’t find $10 billion somewhere for a bill everybody in this body supports, we will never pay for anything..” Were the liberals truly concerned with positive results for this jobless aid bill, they would demand a halt to payments for ACORN or possibly a large scale immediate cut to Medicaid. “Turban” Durban immediately responded with a childish salvo painting the collectivist creators of this economy as the only saviors for the victims of this economy.. Accountability doesn’t matter, the liberals are busy allegedly putting out their own fires..
This momentarily takes the attention off of the most recent attempt by the liberals at “control” or “reliance on government”, Obamascare.. The liberals are determined to use any hi-jinks necessary in order to ram the bloated bill into law. Remember that this health scare is yet another “pandemic” augmented through the government’s previous presence and overindulgence in health care and as well, the liberals always tag their topics with such frightening descriptors for a reason..
When you occupy a self-imposed moral high ground, when your fascist feet are implanted within the soft socialist soil of sanctimony, ANY method used to accomplish your “end” is perfectly acceptable. After all, the bigger the goal that you are trying to accomplish, the more important it is that you do so.. Health care is for the “good” of the entire country. So resorting to chicanery becomes “justified” as the end result of this is allegedly going to “cover all Americans”..
That is precisely the point. By “covering all Americans”, the liberals CONTROL all Americans.. Control confers power. The liberal hollow talk of “cutting costs” relative to the implementation of this idiotic bill is inane. Liberal government is completely unconcerned with “waste” or “costs”, especially a liberal government led by someone obsessed with “accomplishing something historic”.. Liberal government is unconcerned with “thrift”, so when they pule about adding “30 million uninsured Americans” to the ranks of the governmentally addicted, ask yourself this. Do you believe that this will be a miraculous zero sum game funded by the elimination of redundancy, waste or fraud or another repulsive “revenue grab” from the middle class?
The “importance” of the “issue” means that the accumulation of additional revenues takes precedence over mere bookkeeping.. Whatever it takes to “control” as many persons as possible, the ends justify the means within the liberal body politic.
“Total debt in the United States has soared to an all-time high of 370 percent of yearly economic output, far exceeding its peak of 300 percent during the Great Depression..” Thus Bunning’s rationale became another opportunity for the liberals to parade their “concern” for those that they have intentionally placed in harm’s way.. “The simple fact of the matter is that this is an emergency situation” (that we have carefully crafted and created..) said the apoplectic Durban. Gauche grandstanding for the cameras while reinforcing the “reliance on government” which courses through his vitriolic veins..
The LAST thing in the world that the liberals want is for ANYONE to remove himself or herself from the government teat. Those who successfully manage to do so have no need for the typically intrusive liberal form of oppressive oligarchy. The Democrats have altered their “old” version of indentured servitude with its fire hoses, manacles and baseball bats to today’s version that is considerably “kinder and gentler”. Now it’s all about “benefits” and “aid” which has created an effective addiction within the inner cities, now the liberals want to take their game across the entire nation. The “progressive perfect storm” in the White House and Congress is well on their way towards that despicable “goal”..
“Because of bleak job prospects during the recession, (read: Obama DEPRESSION) some people were forced to go more permanently on the government dole..” These are the sweetest words ever written from the perverted perspective of the “control” minded liberals..