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The Denigration Of Honest Hard Work
In case you wondered what Barack Obama truly stands for you can watch that video I posted above and you won’t have to scratch your noggin any further. If you still have any doubts, we have the spectacle of Obama’s bureaucracy slipping a get out of effort free clause into the 1990’s Welfare Reform Act. ABC News describes the latest effort by our President to make dependency a way of life.
After the Obama administration announced this week that it is opening up waivers to states from the work requirements contained in welfare reform, Republicans began to speak out against the move, complaining it completely undercuts the law.
“The success of bipartisan welfare reform, passed under President Clinton, has rested on the obligation of work,” Gov. Mitt Romney wrote in a statement Friday. “The president’s action is completely misdirected. Work is a dignified endeavor, and the linkage of work and welfare is essential to prevent welfare from becoming a way of life.”
Poor, misinformed Mitt Romney. People shouldn’t have to work if they don’t want to. Government is supposed to plant clean, green money trees on everybody’s front lawn. That eighteen-month-old daughter of mine, she’s been promised the life of Julia! That is what the Modern Left shoots for. A life of total dependency.
This is not done out of concern for anyone’s future. State-sponsored benevolence is not undertaken for the sake of altruism. It revolves around power. It revolves around control. Anyone who gives you your living can make those gifts as conditional as they desire. As we saw with the fiasco that is Obamacare; we’ll just have to pass the bills to see what is in them.
So when President Obama denigrates hard work and self-sufficiency as fake and contrived while opening the spigots to poor out more welfare, he is telling you how he would prefer that America works. The more you depend upon the state and the less you employ individual initiative, the more that state controls you; the closer that state comes to owning you.
In Barack Obama’s view of America, the people must be broken to the beneficent will of the state. They cannot be trusted with initiative. They cannot be trusted with power. The people are to do as they are told. The State is to handle all the money. Big Brother is not good enough for the Obama State. They are running for reelection as your daddy.