Your editorial July 5 makes sense. Obama/Pelosi's massive federal government takeover of health insurance and health care will probably be about as efficient as the liberals' attempt to defeat poverty in the 60s. Anyone remember Democrat Lyndon Johnson famously claiming that he would put an end to poverty by having the federal government take a larger role in social welfare programs? How'd that work out for ya, taxpayers?
National unemployment numbers haven't dropped below 8 percent since Obama started pouring money onto the debt bonfire. Obama's own numbers, from the White House's Council of Economic Advisors, show 2.4 million jobs "created or saved" at a cost of $666 billion. That's a cost to taxpayers of $278,000 per job. Obama's big plans haven't even worked as well as LBJ's war on poverty.
Romney, on the ball for once, got it right in Peoria in March. A semi-heckling questioner in a campaign stop had this conversation w/ the candidate:
Unidentified Woman: "So you're all for like, 'yay, freedom,' and all this stuff. And 'yay, like pursuit of happiness.' You know what would make me happy? Free birth control."
Romney: "You know, let me tell you, no, look, look let me tell you something. If you're looking for free stuff you don't have to pay for, vote for the other guy. That's what he's all about, okay?"
Free stuff you don't have to pay for, that's Obama, that's the Democrats, and sadly, that's been far too many Republicans. Internet-famous Sarasotan Peggy Joseph, in October 2008, apparently thought free government stuff would wash away all her worries if Obama was elected. Remember her? Told a reporter that a Barack Obama rally was "the most memorable time of my life." Why? "Because I never thought this day would ever happen. I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won't have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know. If I help him, he's gonna help me."
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