Dan Kennedy

These two scenarios tell us much. First, wherever government intrudes, even with something as simple as cash-for-clunkers, it creates chaos, costs taxpayers a fortune buying nominal results, and winds up with dissatisfied, unhappy “customers” once the heady, intoxicating ether of something-for-nothing chicanery wears off. Second, where Obama is crying “crisis” to justify intrusion, there actually is no crisis at all. With 70 percent satisfied with the insurance they have, the need for “reform” of that insurance system can hardly be called a crisis. If it can, given about 20 percent fewer “buyers” happy with Obama, the most pressing need for reform is at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, not in the offices of Blue Cross or Aetna.

There are but two true crises of the moment, domestically. One legitimate crisis is the rampant, unchecked, unaccountable, socialist-leaning takeover of private sector companies and whole industries. It is done via dictatorial actions and the imposition of czars, and fueled by an unprecedented and wildly reckless deficit spending binge. It’s an expansion of the federal government in every imaginable direction simultaneously, macro and micro, beyond anything ever attempted or even imagined in our nation.

Second authentic crisis: jobs. We have a nonsensically named ‘jobless recovery’ from recession. This jobs crisis includes record unemployment and, more significantly, record extended unemployment. Yet the administration has poured umpteen billions into dead corpses and dry holes like GM with excuse of job creation. Meanwhile, it’s pushing Congress to pass cap and trade, express-lane unionization, and destruction of the private insurance industry and much of the health care industry – all three acts of epic job destruction.

Knit these two crises – government power expansion, private enterprise – together and you will see the only possible objective revealed: as close to everyone as possible working for the government or government owned or controlled entities, as many people as possible on some form of government dispensed dole; an utterly dependent population.

Dan Kennedy

Dan Kennedy is a serial entrepreneur and contributor to the Business & Media Institute.