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Obama will accomplish his agenda of “reform” under the rubric of “recovery.” Using the electoral mandate bestowed on a Democratic Congress by restless voters and the economic power given his administration by terrified Americans, he will change our country fundamentally in the name of lifting the depression. His stimulus packages won’t do much to shorten the downturn — although they will make it less painful — but they will do a great deal to change our nation.
But it is not his spending that will transform our political system, it is his tax and welfare policies. In the name of short-term stimulus, he will give every American family (who makes less than $200,000) a welfare check of $1,000 euphemistically called a refundable tax credit. And he will so sharply cut taxes on the middle class and the poor that the number of Americans who pay no federal income tax will rise from the current one-third of all households to more than half. In the process, he will create a permanent electoral majority that does not pay taxes, but counts on ever-expanding welfare checks from the government. The dependency on the dole, formerly limited in pre-Clinton days to 14 million women and children on Aid to Families with Dependent Children, will now grow to a clear majority of the American population.
Originally posted by 44soulslayer
reply to post by redled
The rubric of "liberalism" is a misnomer in my point of view.
I think the debate is between free market forces versus state intervention.
Third way systems may be "balanced" in the sense that they appear to cater to both camps, but when it comes to the personal liberties vs state control, it falls squarely into the state control camp.
Originally posted by nyk537
Thanks for posting this.
I've always found Dick Morris to be very insightful, and more often than not, correct.
I see it happening exactly as he has described too. And this is something we've been saying here at ATS for a long time now, that once you start giving away money, it's hard to ever get back.
Once Obama transforms a large voting population of this country into welfare recipients, we may not ever be able to get them back.
Originally posted by whaaa
Don't ya just love it when all the right wing yahoos throw out the word "socialism" as some kind of scare tatic boogyman associated with Obama and they don't even know the definition of "socialism"
It's just more Rush BS.