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Is Obama Buying the Election With His Welfare Explosion?

Paulus Textor Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 5:47 PM
One of the Founding Fathers (Franklin? Jefferson?) noted that democracy is doomed the moment the people discover they can vote themselves money out of the public treasury. At that point, democracy becomes a war of all against all. Buying elections with welfare schemes is great for the politicians, but death for prosperity. This is one reason why I feel freedom-loving people need to focus, not on electing lesser-of-two-evils politicians, but on structural changes to curtail government power. On method is state nullification, which needs to be expanded greatly (every state legislature should be voting to nullify Obamacare within their own jurisdictions).
Rondoman Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 8:10 PM
The biggest mistake made in the formation of our government was in giving the United government dictatorial authority over the states by allowing state representation to enact taxes that the feds levy on the citizens. ONLY the states should be allowed to gather taxes, and the federal government receive only a set percentage of the collected taxes. That set percentage could be changed only in a wartime emergency and would have to have a term limit that would expire automatically. Only the Department of Defense should be federal. All other departments should be the discretionary choice of each independent state government. Uncle SAM acts as if there is some magical transformation that takes place to make gov. employees geniuses.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 5:50 PM
Another way is an Article 5 Amendments Convention, with scope limited to considering no more than three amendments. I would choose a Balanced Budget Amendment, a Sound Money Amendment, and an Amendment scaling back war powers.

It's never too late.

With the unprecedented budget explosion of means-tested, welfare-related entitlements, does Team Obama think it can buy the election?

It's a cynical question. But I wouldn't put it past that cynical bunch.

Remember Harry Hopkins, Franklin Roosevelt's close aid? It was Hopkins who argued tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect. Sound familiar? And if I'm not mistaken, the high-tax, anti-rich, big-spending, redistributionist FDR is one of Barack Obama's idols.

So let's take a look at some of the recent budget-explosion data points:

According to Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, means-tested...

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