As Barack Obama prepared to take his oath of office in early 2009, there was a fairly active debate amongst the political elite and bobbleheaded idiot box pundits. The debate was over what type of President Barack Obama would be. Would Obama be a lean left President who would continue the country along its leftward walk or, would he feel the gravity of his office and become a centrist once in office. Ironically, no where in the discussion was the option of “leaping off the most leftward edge” opined on.
Since his arrival in office, it has been clear that Obama is not content in continuing the steady leftward walk or in becoming a centrist. Every time Obama has had a opportunity to put his stamp on the Presidency and this country, he has chosen an option that is as far left as he could jam or manipulate through. With the auto industry, banking, energy or foreign relations Obama has implemented policy and programs that are nothing but a run to the left, dare I say, Socialist ideal.
Socialist? Yes, I said Socialist! Can you find any policy or program that Obama has offered or implemented that didn’t have the government taking a bigger role and control of the matter discussed? Can you find a policy or program that Obama has offered or implemented that wasn’t about giving “workers” or ”the poor” an elevated status in society simply because they were a “worker” or part of “the poor?”
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against helping the poor. I am against policies and programs that enshrine ”the poor” as perpetually “the poor.” Obama, on the other hand, not only assumes that “the poor” will always be ”the poor,” he holds them out as that which should be aspired to.
Yesterday, during arguments over the constitutionality of Placebocare, Obama’s solicitor general defended the government’s position with a new and unique argument: If you don’t like the individual mandate, then become poor!
So it’s a penalty on earning a certain amount of income and self insuring. It’s not just on self insuring on its own. So I guess one could say, just as the restaurant owner could depart the market in Heart of Atlanta Motel, someone doesn’t need to earn that much income.
Now, the solicitor general qucikly attempted to cover his tracks by suggesting that this was “a fanciful” option….Yeah, right.
If Obama had his way, Cap and Trade would be the law and we would be seeing dramatic rises in electric costs. Obama has had his way in the oil industry and we can see the impact of that on gas prices. Obama has had his way with the federal budget and monetary policy and we can see the impact of that on our economy, the value of the dollar, overall inflation.
Example after example of Obama’s policy result in higher costs or lower buying power for all Americans. Obama’s solicitor general may think making people poor or poorer is a fanciful option but I’ll bet most Americans don’t see it as fanciful. As a result of just 2 1/2 years of Obama, being poorer is a reality for most American families.