Friday, February 27, 2009

Actions Speak Louder than Words, Mr. President

"Not because I believe in bigger government—I don't."

President Obama, Address to Congress, Feb. 24, 2009

Watch what he does, not just listen to what he says. Can adding $800 billion worth of spending be anything else BUT Bigger Government? For more, see here.

Encouraging news from a Rasmussen poll shows that most Americans still don't want big government--though that makes it less clear why Obama won the election when he very openly campaigned on a platform of government as the solution to the ills caused by the "free market."


House OKs $410B spending
Moving toward socialized healthcare


Anonymous said...

I admire his gumption.

I don't think that Rasmussen pol is valid. Over 50% of Americans voted for Obama - they knew he was an advocate for interventionist government. He had been hawking universal healhcare and taxes for the rich for much of his short career. Americans want this spending, at least more than 50% do.

I see them on the T.V. all the time. Some news reporter will ask an illiterate on the sidewalk what he thinks of the stimulus crappage and he'll say "People are hurting man. We need all the help we can get."

Its suicide by democracy. This generation of American voters are irretrievably attracted to big government.

Realist Theorist said...

He seems to have mastered the art of saying one thing and doing the exact opposite.

Consider another recent example. U.S. deficits have increased from zero in the 1960's to around $400 billion recently. Obama brings out a budget, projecting $500 in deficit some years from now, and claims he is cutting the deficit in half.

Shame on the media for not being critical enough, and worse shame on those who are lapping this stuff up.

The Rat Cap said...

Dead serious: Obama actually does not consider $800 Billion to be "big" government.

Just think of what he might have proposed.