Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Reagan's Crocodile
Eats a Riverboat

by Jeffrey Lord - December 9th, 2008 - American Spectator

The president-elect, not satisfied with the taxpayer bailout dollars now cascading in the trillions down a stupendous rat hole, is busily planning a mammoth public works construction program that makes soon-to-be former Senator Stevens look like a nickel-and-dimer. Using FDR's words Obama's intention, according to Sunday's New York Times (which failed to mention the FDR connection), is to pick "winners and losers" in the private economy with a "government-directed industrial policy" run by politicians. Instead of by the kind of entrepreneurs who created The Pride of the Susquehanna.

Obama and company, employing the same liberal principle that created the Fannie Mae mess and imploded the global economy, are now fleshing out the details of how they will force march the American economy backwards to the 1930s or to a Stevens-style pork barrelism. Instead of New Deal terms like the Works Progress Administration you will hear buzz words like "green jobs" or "hybrid buses" and so on.

"If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals from customers, clients or even government, recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last," said Reagan.

I suppose it could be argued that I should post this article over on the Patriot rather than here or the Eagle since it is so clearly funny and the Patriot is my blog for humor! Making that decision is a hard call. However I finally decided that though funny, making the point that Obama's plans are so obviously identical to Senator Ted Stevens' plans, this was a serious issue that deserved to be treated seriously on the Eagle.

I do not understand how the MSM can be so critical of Ted Stevens for his Bridge to Nowhere and not see how the huge governmental boondoggle proposed by the Magic Marxist Messiah is exactly the same. The New New Deal is not something that we need all that much or the States would have done this themselves. As noted in a list of of projects "ready to go" across America, the list for North Carolina included 77 projects, 60 of which were local parks, swimming pools, monuments to favored politicians, etc. Building this list of useless projects will be the biggest pork fest ever conceived. Even the roads and bridges to be built that are marginal at best. All of this will be done with money taken from people who will not use that money to create jobs.

However the joke is that this was pointed out during the campaign and no one cared then either. After 40 years of brain washing by our left wing politicized school system, the tyranny of socialism is not understood by most Americans.


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