Big Gov’t: Gutting Republicans’ greatest recent achievement — welfare reform requiring recipients to eventually go to work — is, like ObamaCare, a dose of addictive government dependency. Hail to the Pusher-in-Chief.
Some years back, New York magazine profiled a leading crystal-meth dealer, whom they called “Nick.”
Nick said the key to success as a drug pusher was to “Sell to many users in small quantities.” He said, “If you sell by scoops, you’ll make a couple thousand dollars, but if you break it down into quarter grams and work for a few days, you’ll make tens of thousands.”
The signature theme of Barack Obama’s presidency is getting millions more Americans addicted to more government, often a little bit at a time. Pushing the big government drug is everywhere in Obama domestic policy. High joblessness from his own policies justifies an unprecedented level of extended unemployment benefits, an approach even Paul Krugman concedes “reduces a worker’s incentive to quickly find a new job.”
ObamaCare is increasing health insurance costs — up 9% for an average family from 2010 to 2011 according to the Kaiser Family Foundation — after Obama sold it as a means of accomplishing the opposite, and it looks increasingly like the slippery slope to single-payer.
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