Monday, February 09, 2009
Not Good News
We all know that the Obama stimulus package seems likely to pass at this point, and that's not good news. But what's at least as interesting is that how this reflects what the American people want, or will want. Check this out. A man in Elkhart Indiana asking a question to President Obama not only wants a bailout, he doesn't want to suffer the inconvenience of waiting in line to get it. It's quite an honor for the American taxpayer to be able to send his money to some guy he's never met, for nothing in return and at that person's convenience. It's nice work if you can get it.
This is an important transition point toward becoming a Euro-style social democracy. The political class wants to sever the the bounds of accountability imposed by people from flyover country. So it pushes out federal money so as to make everybody dependent on their largesse. From there, he who pays the piper calls the tune. But takes two to do this tango, and the power-happy pol has found his partner.