Krauthammer: Obama believes more government is the answer to everything

June 13, 2012 14:16

Obama equates government jobs with private sector jobs. Krauthammer explains the differences.

Obama’s private sector comments are not a gaff said Britt Hume. They fit his real belief that the public sector and especially public employee unions are more important than the private sector. Hume reminds us that the president’s experience is as a “community organizer.”


Obama’s ideology prevents him from intelligent reasoning. His ingrained belief in redistribution of income forces his reliance on ever increasing federal spending despite results.


in Commentary interprets Obama’s statement this way:

“What the president is arguing, then, isn’t simply that the private sector is doing fine; he’s also making the case that the federal government right now is not spending enough, that it’s too frugal, that our trillion-dollar-a-year-deficit is evidence of parsimony, and that creating post-World War II records in federal spending as a percentage of GDP, the federal debt as a percentage of GDP, and the budget deficit as a percentage of GDP hasn’t quite satisfied his spending ambitions. By his own logic, President Obama believes the path to prosperity is for the federal government to spend more, and more, and more – and that the GOP, if it was a responsible political party, would help him do just that.”

Here is the question and Obama’s answer from the White House web site:

Q    What about the Republicans saying that you’re blaming the Europeans for the failures of your own policies?

THE PRESIDENT:  The truth of the matter is that, as I said, we’ve created 4.3 million jobs over the last 27 months, over 800,000 just this year alone.  The private sector is doing fine. Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government — oftentimes, cuts initiated by governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the federal government and who don’t have the same kind of flexibility as the federal government in dealing with fewer revenues coming in.

And so, if Republicans want to be helpful, if they really want to move forward and put people back to work, what they should be thinking about is, how do we help state and local governments and how do we help the construction industry.


Obama’s spending other people’s money philosophy is symptomatic of Democrats in general. They have created a system of borrowing from future generations to bribe their constituents to keep themselves in power no matter what the cost to future of the nation.

Monty Pelerin describes it well:

“Can anyone describe the philosophy of governance of the modern Democrat Party without invoking the image of Santa Claus? Competing interest groups do not want governance, they want entitlements and privileges.

As a result Democrat strategy is forced to focus almost exclusively on winning elections rather than governance. Their strategy depends on an unending pot of money that can be doled out to their motley constituents. There is no way to govern when your survival depends on the plunder of the productive to buy the disparate votes of competing interest groups. These groups don’t care about governance; they want to be fed with ever-increasing plunder from the productive class.

This country nears its turning point, sometimes referred to as the Thatcher point. The money has all but run out as Lady Thatcher knew it would:

The trouble with Socialism is, sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.

For politicians and political scientists, this period should be a fascinating and perhaps painful. It represents the end of Welfare States around the world. The welfare state is the underlying cause of the European problems and is about to become one for America.

The running out of money also represents the end of politics as it has been practiced for the last half century.”


We’ve seen the results in Obama’s jobs “focus.” The president’s actions are really anti-job even though he talks about “creating or saving” jobs. His signature achievement called Obamacare will kill 800,000 jobs according to the CBO.


The only jobs he seems to care about are public employee unions. Of course he warned us in 2008 that he would make the union agenda the reality in Washington:


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