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Obama’s Deficit Disorder

In Obamacare on 17/03/2010 at 06:00

Americans are slowly awakening to a problem that began in the early 1900s and has continued into this century. It is a monumental problem that cannot be solved easily and cannot ever be solved completely.

Let’s not reach back to FDR. It is now widely accepted that the New Deal was a bad deal. Let’s just visit the Eisenhower administration’s Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, which created 48,000 miles of interstate roadways.

By any practical rationale the Interstate Highway System was a good idea, probably a necessary one. It created a network of standardized roads and expedited travel from coast to coast. Eisenhower justified this humongous project – the largest public works project in history – citing national security concerns.

But along with the highway system came enormous tax increases (many of which are not used for the roads) and federally mandated regulations. Today, if a state wants to receive tax dollars to maintain their highways, they must adhere to federally mandated speed laws and other regulations.

What do we do about that? Nothing. Libertarianism bites the dust right there. We will never plow up or cede to the states millions of miles of government-funded roads for sates rights. Nor should we. But when is enough, enough? Eisenhower’s Interstate System doesn’t even scratch the interest rate of Barack Obama’s first year in office.

Our entire government is webbed with thousands if not tens of thousands of mammoth departments, projects and bureaus, all providing some sort of state, county, or personal entitlement and all sucking up taxpayer dollars like a Barry Minkow Ponzi scheme. And Obama has quadrupled it.

Barack Obama has Attention Deficit Disorder when it comes to health care. He doesn’t care what you think, because he knows that if he can implement this massive bureaucracy, Americans will eventually become dependant on it. He intends to shackle your children and their children and their children with that dependence, and they will never, never, never crawl out from under the debt it will create.

That is socialism in a nutshell. Individual dependence on government to the exclusion of personal freedom. Call your congressman and senator today.

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  1. He doesn’t care what we think, for sure. People will say that they didn’t know he was this liberal…..really? Do you remember what he said to Joe the Plummer? He wanted to spread the wealth…well people you got what you voted for and it’s worse than we even imagined..voters didn’t see it because they didn’t want to see it…they just wanted to get a total change from Bush……Look at the socialists and marxists around Obama. Those are his friends..I doubt most of America has his kind of friends….

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