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Michelle Obama’s Statist Pie

April 11, 2008

Michelle O! Think fast!

pie-face.jpgShould she become first lady (God forbid), she said she’d focus on family issues.

“If we don’t wake up as a nation with a new kind of leadership…for how we want this country to work, then we won’t get universal health care,” she said.

“The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”

Ed Morrissey – Hot Air

First, it assumes a “pie” of static proportions. That’s only true in statist systems. In a free-market economy, real expansion of wealth can and does occur. The best way to lift the standard of living across all economic strata comes from private enterprise and not public bureaucracies. The latter saps investment capital by rerouting funds from the markets which generate wealth into government, which not only consumes wealth but offers unresponsive and inefficient services in return. Those services kill competition in those industries, since the government supplies the services for “free” — even though the actual costs skyrocket through massive inefficiencies.

Want an example? Look at the VA. For that matter, look at the education system Mrs. Obama wants to expand. We have increased federal spending on education by 58% since 2000 (after inflation), and no one in their right mind would argue that education has improved 5.8%, let alone 58%. We’ve increased VA spending by 59%, and few would argue that we have received our money’s worth from that.

The National Black Republican Association Exposes Obama’s Blind Spots – ZardozZ News and Satire
ZZ Bachman

…Obama, in his Philadelphia speech, loudly denounced the deplorable conditions in black communities. Yet, he said not one word about the fact that those communities have been run by Democrats for the past 40 years. The socialist policies of the Democrats have fostered a culture of dependency on government handouts and turned those communities into economic and social wastelands. Obama also rails against the failure to educate black children. However, he gives a pass to teachers’ union special interest groups that are responsible for black children not being educated. Those groups are aligned with the Democratic Party and are against school choice opportunity scholarships that would help black parents get their children out of failing schools. Liberal teachers act against the best interest of black children because they want to keep control of the buildings, and thus the money, but the money belongs to the people, not the buildings…

In other words, shut your pie hole.

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  1. April 11, 2008 7:12 am

    Here’s the latest on inner-city school graduation rates:

    Unbelievably bad – roughly 50% of kids don’t graduate.

    The parents (or absent parents) have the largest blame, of course, but as you pointed out the Dems have had control of politics and schools in nearly all these cities for 40 (or even 50) years. How could things be any worse?

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  2. April 11, 2008 9:20 am

    Thanks for the x-tra input.
    Enlightening is it not? Yet they will continue to support the Democrats.

    Some people never learn. Trading education (for instance) for the horn of plenty Dems promise, does not help in the long run.


    The 2008 Great Democrat Voter Bribery scheme uses the government as the means, Socialism as the goal and class warfare as the weapon. It began with the rush by all of Democrat candidates presenting their versions of Universal Health Care. Give every American government controlled health care and hide that it reduces health care availability and taxes the country to death.


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