My granddaddy hated government assistance programs.
"When government make it impossible to fail, government takes away the desire to succeed," he said.
Granddad is no doubt twisting and turning in his grave today. The new reality in the world of President Barack Obama and Democratic control of our government seeks cradle-to-the-grave government support and federal intervention into anything that does not meet the agenda of those in power.
Companies "too big to allow to fail" are propped up by Uncle Sam. The President of the United States decides who runs General Motors. Americans will be required to purchase health insurance whether they want it or not. Large banks are now mostly owned by the Federal Government.
Don’t look to closely because the United States of America is turning into a Socialist state.
Ohmigod! Did he say the "S" word?
Damn right I did. In five months, Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress have turned America from what little was left of a free-enterprise system into a Socialist nation where the feds control everything and require Americans to toe the line or else.
And it’s just beginning.
The new national health care system that Obama and the Democrats hope to ram through Congress before the August recess will, in all likelihood, be more expensive and more cumbersome than the chaos we have now.
The government forced Chrysler into a deal with Fiat. General Motors is in government-mandated bankruptcy, run by a CEO cleared by the White House.
In the Rose Garden today, Obama signs a new anti-smoking bill that gives the Federal Drug Administration unprecedented power over the tobacco industry. Obama also wants to build the Consumer Protection Agency into a superpower with incredible control over what products we can and cannot buy or use.
Freedom? Sorry, we can’t afford it in this economy. Choice? Don’t bother. The government knows what’s best for you.
Welcome to the Socialist States of America.