Under the Obama Administration, the Democrats are unleashing a bevy of unpalatable surprises for women, including massive up-front government expansions and enormous tax increases that produce problems for American women and their families. As Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) recently said, “The government now owns 51 percent of the private sector.” In just 18 months, the current administration has produced extraordinary “change”; indeed, it threatens a huge “transformation” of America. The majority of citizens not only disapprove of these “changes” and “transformations,” they actively oppose them. Citizens have picketed, protested, held town halls to express their opposition, and responded to poll after poll indicating their overwhelming opposition to the actions of the Democrat majority and the socialist agenda of the President.
Yuval Levin called the new law a “ghastly mess” and traced its development; it “began as a badly misguided technocratic pipe dream and was then degraded into ruinous incoherence by the madcap process of its enactment.”
Controversy and secrecy surrounded the passage of ObamaCare, but the incident with Joe Wurzelbacher, a plumber in Holland, Ohio, kept echoing in reports and analyses of the bill. Obama, the candidate, said, “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” That off-the-cuff remark stayed in critics’ minds, even when the President and the Democrat-controlled Congress suppressed open debate and the media focused on other aspects of the bill. Now that the bill was rammed through and the President has signed it, Democrat politicians, from Senator Max Baucus to Vice President Joe Biden, are remarkably open about the real purpose of the bill — to spread the wealth around.
Trouble is, women and families are the ones who bear the brunt of Obamanomics’ income redistribution.