The corrosive theme pervading the Democrat convention is government is the solution to all our ills and “we the people” can achieve a government subsidized American Dream. From birth control and automobiles to education, housing, work and food on the table, the answer in Charlotte pushed by Michelle Obama, Sandra Fluke, Elizabeth Warren, and Bill Clinton is “Yes, we can with government.”
The one thing missing from liberals’ mantra is how America is going to pay for all this government largess. In nearly four years, Obama spent $6 trillion more than George Bush spent in eight years in office. This has driven the country’s debt to $16 trillion US history, weakening our standing at home and abroad, yet Obama wants to continue to spend. “America can’t be great if we go broke,” wrote the Simpson Bowles debt reduction commission.
Michelle Obama kicked off Democrat National Convention pushing her husband’s campaign rhetoric of divisive class warfare and spending with a spoonful of sugar. She attacked success and said those who earn success should “give other folks the same chance.” This was code for “the haves” should pay higher taxes so government can pay for everybody else’s student loans, healthcare, and anything else under the sun Obama decides.
Michelle said her husband’s vision for America “isn’t how much money you make, it’s the difference you make in people’s lives.” And that difference according Obama’s worldview is to create “success” for all Americans by growing government and level the economic playing field by robbing hard earned wealth from one group and redistributing it to others. That’s called the government decides and you receive: socialism.
Wednesday night we heard from a shrill band of Democrat women, demanding this that and the other from government. Infamous law student Sandra Fluke spoke. She’s the same Fluke who doesn’t think women should pay for their own birth control even though she can pay $100,000 to attend Georgetown Law School. Fluke gave a redux of her Hill testimony supporting the Obamacare mandate that all insurance plans including Catholic organizations must pay for birth control of its employees, even if it violates their religious beliefs.
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