It has now been made patently clear by our beloved president. America is about taking care of each other. And from that philosophy, what is really a religious belief, all else will follow. And here is what all else looks like:
US Government Budget year before Obama took over: $2.983 trillion spending
US Government Budget after two years in office: $3.819 trillion spending
US debt before he took over: $10.7 trillion 12/2008
US debt after two years in office: $14.3 trillion 4/2011
Federal government employee’s year before he took over: 2,730,000 12/2007 http://www2.census.gov/govs/apes/07fedfun.pdf
Latest federal government employees count: 2,823,000 3/2009 http://www2.census.gov/govs/apes/09fedfun.pdf
Oops, we forgot one other measurement. Wars.
Number of wars year before he took over: 2
Number of wars after two years in office: 3
Go figure folks. He does not care about deficits or debts. He cares about our collective obligation to each other which is a charitable way of saying that if you vote for him you get the goodies and if you don’t you get the invoice. Or your children and grandchildren will get the invoice; that is if they are brought up with the concept of working, saving and providing for their own loved ones. Otherwise, they can vote for Obama’s successor and hope that the goodies keep flowing.
Now you know the reason for America’s being. You heard it from the great leader. It is not about freedom. Or self responsibility. Or opportunity. Or individualism. Nope. It’s not about entrepreneurship. Or competitiveness. Nope. It’s almost a religion when you listen to him. He is smug as if he knows something us mere mortals lack. He is confident. He is right. It’s the same delivery you see from the TV evangelists and those who are determined to follow their path, regardless of consequence.
And no one in his political party says anything.
We have a new religion in town and its imam, its minister; its high priest; its rabbi is none other than the community organizer himself.
Forget about deficits. Forget about debt. They really don’t matter much when you are about taking care of each other. This is not government of, by and for the people. This is religion. This is the highest road possible. We are floating above all reality with this thinking. Forget about balancing the checkbook. Or checks and balances. Or separation of powers. Or no state religion.
This folks used to be unconstitutional!