Obama loves to bash big corporations. He also loves to expand government.
In Gallup’s latest poll, it appears that Obama is clearly out of touch with what Americans want.
An overwhelming 64 percent of people surveyed said big government was the biggest threat to the country, compared to just 26 percent who said big business is their gravest concern and 8 percent who picked big labor.
That kind of leaves a mark on Obama’s campaign plans to associate Republicans with big, BAD business and to continue his “tax the rich and everything that moves” expansion of government.
The Republican nominee would do well to hammer home just how extensively Obama has expanded government and, hopefully, what drastic measures that the GOP nominee would take to reverse it.
In his first 4 months alone as President, Obama did this:
- Continued to fast-track government control of health care with a $33 billion expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) which isn’t even limited to children and only worsened our nation’s health spending problem.
- Pushed through a $787 billion stimulus bill that essentially federalized the construction and renovation of public schools, began subsidizing health insurance for unemployed Americans regardless of income, create more than 30 new federal programs, effectively abolished the hugely successful 1996 welfare reform; and created a trillions dollars of new debt, to be dumped into the laps of our children and grandchildren.
- Passed an Omnibus spending bill that raised discretionary spending by 8%, contained 9,287 pork projects costing $13 billion, and spent $123 billion on programs for which government auditors can find no evidence of success.
- Used the $700 billion TARP slush fund to effectively nationalize General Motors, turn Chrysler over to the United Auto Workers union, and strong arm the nation’s banks into accepting taxpayer money and government control they did not want.
Obama has firmly planted government’s fingers into the healthcare of every American (if the Supreme Court and/or Congress decide for Obamacare).
The stimulus was a slush fund for Obama’s cronies and instead of creating jobs, has left us with fewer jobs and fewer people seeking work.
The Democrats have failed to pass a budget and spending by the federal government has increase significantly.
And, according to his speech in Osawatomie, Kansas this week, Obama fully plans to seek even further control of our lives and money. From Heritage.org:
If U.S. history is a painting on a giant canvas, President Barack Obama’s speech this week in Osawatomie, Kansas, is a thick coat of whitewash layered all over it, and the failure of the last three years lies underneath. The President’s pretense is that, no, it’s not Obamanomics that has caused persistent unemployment, stunted growth and record deficits–it’s supply side economics!
Talk about audacity.
The President’s speech was a naked portrayal of his vision of America–one where inequality runs rampant, where the American dream is nearly dead, where the rich oppress the poor, where education is undervalued. As Charles Krauthammer observes this morning in The Washington Post, “That’s the kind of damning observation the opposition brings up when you’ve been in office three years.”
Indeed, what was glaringly absent from the President’s portrait was the fact that his economic policies have failed to put Americans back to work and his absolute inability to lead Washington toward combating rampant government spending. His solution, moreover, was more of the same stuff that has failed spectacularly for him: government as the great savior.
But in President Obama’s mind, it is others who offer ideas that don’t work, not him. He points to “a certain crowd in Washington” that argues for tax cuts and reduced regulations, calling it “a simple theory” that “fits well on a bumper sticker” but “has never worked.”
Obama thinks capitalism doesn’t work. Individualism doesn’t work. He thinks our money is his. He panders to unions for power and he is as corrupt as they come in Washington.
Republicans are not perfect, but they better see that they must run against “big government”. It is a winning strategy and not hard to comprehend. The GOP better stop pandering to the “middle” and the media….and start pandering to the 64% that fear what our founders fought hard to overcome.
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