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Big Government 2.0

MoreFreedom Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:08 AM
"It will be tough for Republicans to counter the president's apparent march toward collectivism, but it can be done if they stiffen their spines." Considering how Republicans in congress are voting (fund more Solyndras, allow the debt to increase with promises of reducing spending in the future, billions in new pork spending with a debt ceiling increase), it looks like they support government over the individual. Thomas actually thinks they support individualism. Well, perhaps the libertarian wing of the Republican party, coming in at perhaps 15% of the vote.

Bill Clinton isn't often wrong when it comes to politics, but his assertion in his 1996 State of the Union Address that "the era of big government is over" was a bit premature. In light of President Obama's Second Inaugural Address, the era of big government has just begun.

The reliably liberal columnist Dana Milbank of The Washington Post exhibited refreshing honesty when he wrote of Obama's speech, "...it failed to rise to the moment."

The president's address was more campaign rhetoric than visionary. He even lowered himself to reference Mitt Romney's inelegant remark about "takers" versus makers. Obama's comment was...