Robert Tracinski’s TIA Daily links to two quotes from Obama that reveal without question what he means by “change” and “remaking America.”
First, in a piece by Frank Ahrens in the Washington Post called Obama: Big Wall Street Bonuses Shameful:
“There will be a time for them to make profits and a time for them to get bonuses,” Obama said. “This is not that time.”
This is not the time for Wall Street to make a profit? How can the economy be “stimulated” if businesses do not make a profit? How can the economy grow if there is no profit?
Obama revealed what he wants instead of prosperity in his signing of equal-pay legislation:
WASHINGTON — President Obama signed his first bill into law on Thursday, approving equal-pay legislation that he said would “send a clear message that making our economy work means making sure it works for everybody.”
Obama’s con job has been to let people think that by “making our economy work” he meant what people usually mean by that phrase — a growing economy, rising standard of living, prosperity, two chickens in every pot, and so on. That is not what he means at all. He means egalitarianism. He means the entire economy regulated and hampered for the benefit of the poor, the weak and the less fortunate.
A working economy to our President is not one that functions properly with businesses making a profit. It is an altruist-collectivist economy that directs the sacrifice of the able for the non-able.
When Obama talks about remaking America, he means it. He means destroying capitalism and replacing it with socialism. He means destroying freedom and replacing it with total control by the state.
O villain, villain, smiling, damnèd villain!
My tables—meet it is I set it down
That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain—
At least I am sure it may be so in Denmark.
— William Shakespeare, Hamlet
I am sure it may be so in America as well.