Wednesday, March 19, 2008


The government will provide for me, this I know; 'Cause Rahm Emanel tells me so

U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel's op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal tells us what the Democrats want to do to improve the United States' economic health. If you don't want to read it, I can sum it up thusly:

The American education system can be fixed by prohibiting students from dropping out at age 16.

The AFL-CIO should dictate U.S. trade policy.

Even though Medicare and Medicaid are slowly bankrupting the United States, they should be expanded to cover every man, woman, and child who's not already receiving government-run health care.

The U.S. can become energy independent by creating a vast new bureaucracy of "green-collar" workers.

What really amazes me about Rep. Emanuel's little piece is the fact that concepts like "freedom" and "liberty" and "the free market" are never mentioned. Instead, we hear about a proposed "social contract" between the U.S. government and its citizens.

And just what does the Democrats' proposed social contract provide? Everything. Whatever you want, or whatever you think you need, the government will provide it for you ... and it won't cost you a thing.

I can see why so many people are tempted to vote for Democrats. It's easier than thinking.

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