After telling America how “urgent” it was that this “stimulus package” be passed, President Obama waited a whole four days before signing it. Once again, the American people have been bamboozled by this notion that a “stimulus” was necessary to save us from economic doom. Just like when the USA PATRIOT Act was passed in 2001 right after the 9-11 attacks–another time of panic–no member of Congress was able (or allowed) to read that legislation either. Beware of anything passed during a “time of national distress.” That’s how tyranny wins at the expense of liberty.
As it has been said by many others, America is heading down the road to socialism (read: serfdom) at an increasing pace. Our banking institutions look as though they will be nationalized soon. Recent Congressional legislation has pushed us further toward socialized medicine. American auto makers are increasingly in the government’s pocket. There’s legislation waiting on the back-burner to bail out Big Labor and extend their numbers. Over it all, the general public seems to have a knee-jerk reaction to automatically look to the Federal government to solve all of their troubles.
The public doesn’t realize that this “stimulus” was President Obama and his fellow Democrats paying back the special interest groups who helped elect them into power. How else can you explain a $200 million subsidy for condoms? Nancy Pelosi tried, arguing that condom use is directly tied to economic recovery. While I’m thankful that the condom subsidy was stripped out of the final bill, there is plenty of other pork that made it through. Whether it’s Planned Parenthood, Big Labor, homosexual organizations, gun-control advocates, or “community organizing” groups, the American people will continue to foot the bill to underwrite the vast infrastructure of the Left.
Aside from the token, partisan resistance from Republicans in Congress, all that’s left in public pressure. Yet Obama and the Democrats seem to be so drunk with power that any amount of public pressure won’t sway them from their socialist agenda. Our new president has already shown himself to be brazen in a number ways and can now savor his first major political victory. If the people didn’t stand up to him on this, then when will they?