There could be no better illustration of this reality than WJR radio host Ken Rogulski's interviews of potential recipients of "stimulus money" handouts at the Cobo Center, in Detroit. One woman described it as "Obama money" that came from "his stash." "That's why we voted for him. Obama! Obama!" That's why you'll surely vote for him again. So much for America as the land of opportunity and entrepreneurship.
Speaking of "stimulus money" -- and still staying on message here -- did you read about Attorney General Eric Holder's grand announcement that more than $37 million in Recovery Act and fiscal year 2009 grants have been awarded to support organizations in developing, implementing and expanding youth-mentoring activities? More than $12 million of these grants is being distributed under the "Recovery Act" to "local mentoring programs to reduce juvenile delinquency, violence, gang participation, school failure and dropout rates."
I realize that as a mere taxpaying citizen, I have no standing in the eyes of this administration to question the propriety of so-called "stimulus monies" being used for such purposes. But it's been clear from the beginning that "stimulus" was just a convenient cover for the type of wholesale wealth redistribution Obama always meant to effectuate. But I digress.
AG Holder says: "These funds allow us to invest further in the future of today's youth by providing mentoring opportunities to help children reach their full potential. These grants will help steer young people away from criminal activities by providing them with healthy life alternatives, positive role models, and direct contact with caring adults." (Given the Obama administration's czar roster, one wonders what type of role models it considers to be "positive" and what life alternatives it deems "healthy.")
Has the Department of Justice under this White House morphed into the Department of "Economic Justice"?
Here again, we throw more government money at problems and further empower the government to assume the substitutionary role of the nuclear family to impart values better imparted by the nuclear family. Of course, we wouldn't even be having this discussion if other ostensibly well-meaning government programs hadn't intervened over the past half-century to disintegrate the family unit.
If this government wealth-confiscation trend continues unabated, the mercenary, larcenous socialists of the Obama regime will break the backs of the perpetually demonized wealth-producing Americans, a result so inevitable that we must assume that is what they intend.