The Alinsky in Chief and his lemmings have been throwing around a meme that those in talk radio and Conservatives are all of sudden wanting the Federal Government to "do something" about this oil spill and that it is somehow contradictory of those who claim SMALL GOVERNMENT as their mantra You are wrong Barack.
" Obama also talked about what he considers a key issue: the role of the federal government. “I will say that there is a debate that we’ve been having for a long time and we’re going to keep on having in this country about the proper role of government,” he said. “And I think that this crisis has been a good case study in how some people feel pretty contradictory about that role.
“Some of the same folks who have been hollering and saying ‘do something’ are the same folks who, just two or three months ago, were suggesting that government needs to stop doing so much. Some of the same people who are saying the president needs to show leadership and solve this problem are some of the same folks who, just a few months ago, were saying, this guy is trying to engineer a takeover of our society through the federal government that is going to restrict our freedoms.”
I quite disagree because to somehow equate those of us who do not want a large Federal Government to those who want no Federal Government at all is disingenuous. I would say that a majority of Americans recognize a roll for Government which does not include ownership of their heathcare, car companies, banks, mortgages, etc.
This is another instance of Barack Obama taking the logical to the extreme, that is a problem of a large portion of Democrats. America is at her best when the Government is not involved in the day to day particulars of each of us. The Government intrusion into our lives has become so onerous as to truly be a BOOT ON OUR THROATS. I personally believe that beyond the Military and infrastructure plus the Census that the Federal Government doesn't belong involved in any other portion of our lives. That is pretty radical so it seems these days however the truth is that States are the arbiters of regulations and laws that effect the bulk of us. The Federal Government has usurped that authority to the point that most Americans believe it is the job of the Government to supply welfare to the majority of Americans whether that welfare comes in the form of individuals or in the form of BIG BUSINESS.
The bottom line is the political process has become CORRUPT because the Federal Government is involved in too many parts of our lives. If the Country were to get back to its SMALL GOVERNMENT ways I am sure there would most certainly not be a whole street in DC dedicated to lobbyists, of course they would fan out to a street in each City of America to ply their trade however for American's that is the best choice. The local legislature who must see his Constituents on a daily basis at their local office is much more amenable to We The People!