“Elections have consequences. President Obama’s new budget represents a huge break, not just with the policies of the past eight years, but with policy trends over the past 30 years. If he can get anything like the plan he announced on Thursday through Congress, he will set America on a fundamentally new course.” — Paul Krugman
“With yesterday’s fiscal 2010 budget proposal, President Obama is attempting not merely to expand the role of the federal government but to put it in such a dominant position that its power can never be rolled back.” — The Wall Street Journal
“Part of this explosive growth in U.S. government spending reflects the emergency private-sector interventions of a Republican administration. But the clear intent was to make the massive intrusion into the private sector temporary and to retreat as quickly as possible. Obama has radically different ambitions. . . . He has laid out boldly the Brussels-bound path he wants to take.” — Charles Krauthammer
“Instead, the economic crisis, as it did for Franklin D. Roosevelt, will serve as a stepping stone to a radical shift in the relationship between the people and their government. It will bind Americans to their government in ways not experienced since the New Deal. This tectonic shift, if successful, will be equal to the forces of public authority set in motion by Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. The Obama presidency is going to be a radical presidency.” — Daniel Henninger
So, what kind of person believes that this country needs radical, fundamental change? The kind of person who possesses both a religious devotion to equality and an ego that thrives off of the imposition of that liberty-destroying value upon everyone else. The most basic, fundamental right– more basic than any of the “rights” created in the minds of Leftists– is the right to be left the f*** alone, i.e., liberty. And for those of us that want that, this man is a menace.
“The foremost or indeed the sole condition required in order to succeed in centralizing the supreme power in a democratic community is to love equality, or to get men to believe you love it. Thus the science of despotism, which was once so complex, is simplified, and reduced, as it were, to a single principle.”