No, Mr. Obama was defining his basic philosophy from his inner core – business is bad; government is good. Many people, including Mr. Obama, have tried to sway us toward picturing him as a capitalist using government to solve problems only where necessary. If you ever doubted that his answers to problems start and end with government, he made it clear last week. It is not possible that Mr. Obama naively believes these thoughts. These attitudes pervade his thoughts on all levels.
Coming from a man who spent virtually no time in private industry, this should not be a surprise. His only frame of reference originates from governmental action. Even though he may have suffered failed attempts while in government, he believes that all people working for government do it for altruistic reasons.
Also, Mr. Obama has thrown his support behind one of the great bogeymen of the Democrats. He stated that he believes in trickle-down economics. He just has his own twist. If you give the money to a big city mayor, the funds spent will trickle down to us ordinary folks. To clarify the picture, increased taxes allow greater government spending which will trickle down to us for more jobs. So he believes the money should be controlled from the top -- as long as he can control the top.
There are tremendous discussions coming forward as Mr. Obama attempts to reorient our society. After reading his comment above, can anyone doubt the direction he wants our nation’s healthcare policy to go? Can he really trust hospitals, healthcare professionals or drug companies to make credible decisions? Evidently, his comments to compliment private insurance with public options are only transitory.
Many people have attempted to characterize Mr. Obama a certain way, while he himself has attempted to be a political enigma. That was discernible during his campaign for the Presidency and continued with some initial moderate appointments. There now can be little doubt as to the direction of his core philosophy. He trusts government, but feels private industry needs to be watched because of its inherent flaws. That is reason for serious concern for all of us.
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