"Most of these people [in the Administration] have never had a real job in their lives. They don't understand a thing about business, and that includes the President," says a senior lobbyist for one of the companies that announced the charge. "My CEO sat with the President over lunch with two other CEOs, and each of them tried to explain to the President what this bill would do to our companies and the economy in general. First the President didn't understand what they were talking about. Then he basically told my boss he was lying. Frankly my boss was embarrassed for him; he clearly had not been briefed and didn't know what was in the bill."Of course, the real issue is not that Obama doesn’t understand the nuts and bolts of this juggernaut that he and his Democratic allies have sent plowing into the U.S. economy; he understands very well the overall import of this bill, which is to expand federal control over our lives, create massive new dependencies and redistribute income. Whether or not he is truly ignorant of the economic ramifications for companies and their employees is ultimately beside the point, because President Genius decided a long time ago that, whatever the private sector can do, the government can do better – somehow, someway, even in spite of the mountain of historical evidence proving the contrary.
This is why socialism (“European” or otherwise) is nothing more than a secular religion, requiring a level of faith that exceeds even the benchmark for theistic religions, since the existence of God is not ultimately provable within the bounds of what we call empirical knowledge, whereas socialism has been found – empirically, time and time again – to fail, and frequently in spectacular fashion. On the other hand, it is not likely that the express train bearing down on loose and rusted rails toward the Omnipotent State will avoid completely a kind of “divine” retribution…
As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!