Monday, March 23, 2009
The Obama Revolution
Welcome Back, Carter. I wish.
Rush Limbaugh has famously stated that he hopes President Obama fails. I'm with him. Obama says he wants to bring terrorists to "justice" only perhaps there aren't any more terroritsts -- incidents of terrorism will apparently henceforth be called "man-caused disasters."
Obama has declared war on American business. Obama reportedly wants to ram cap and trade legislation down our throats. But does he need legislation? William Katz alerts us to this
From the Washington Post:Global warming is a myth. But that won't stop Obama from implimenting his destructive Leftist agenda. Consider this warning from the Wall Street Journal:
The Environmental Protection Agency sent a proposal to the White House on Friday finding that global warming is endangering the public's health and welfare, according to several sources, a move that could have far-reaching implications for the nation's economy and environment.
The proposal -- which comes in response to a 2007 Supreme Court decision ordering EPA to consider whether carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases should be regulated under the Clean Air Act -- could lay the groundwork for nationwide measures to limit such emissions.
COMMENT: The economic implications of this are overwhelming, and potentially catastrophic. And still, anyone who questions the "science" of global warming is denounced as a crackpot, even as distinguished scientists raise the most troubling questions.
Incredibly, Democrats on Capitol Hill are, with White House encouragement, talking about jamming health care through Congress with a special procedure that requires only 50 Senate votes.Higher taxes, eye-popping structural budget deficits as far out as one can see, ever more government dependent constituancies, ever greater government control over citizens and the economy... I could go on and on. Victor Davis Hanson observes:
At least after World War II, spending could, and did, decline rapidly when the country demobilized. In this case, with the bulk of federal spending geared toward income maintenance and transfer payments that have political constituencies, that won't happen. And that is part of Mr. Obama's plan. One unstated but clearly implicit goal of his budget is to put in place spending programs that make ever-more Americans dependent on government and that will require a permanently higher level of taxation to finance. All of this is being done in the name of addressing income inequality.
Republicans have an obligation to slow down this express train to a European welfare state, and to educate Americans so that they put pressure on Democrats who claim to be deficit hawks. If this budget passes in anything close to Mr. Obama's form, Republicans will spend the next two or three generations doing little more than collecting higher taxes from the middle class to finance the Obama revolution.
I think the answer is clear: all the accustomed referents, the sources of security, of knowledge and reassurance appear to be vanishing. Materially, we still enjoy a sumptuous lifestyle in comparison with past generations—and the world outside our borders. America remains the most sane and successful society on the planet.He's right.
But there is a strange foreboding, a deer-in-the-headlights look to us that we may be clueless Greeks in the age of Demosthenes, played-out Romans around AD 450, or give-up French in late 1939—with a sense it cannot go on.