The reality of what it means to live in an America fundamentally transformed by leftist fools has not even begun to sink in, and we get this from Rep. Dingell:
Let me remind you this [Americans allegedly dying because of lack of universal health care] has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you’re going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.
Doubtless the closest statist to you will explain that Dingell did not mean “contol the people” in a bad way. His intentions are good. He just wants to help. And to help 300 million people, well, you can’t just let them run around doing what they want. Control. It’s good for you. Bend over and take it.
Then we read this remarkable statement from Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union and a member of Barack Obama’s deficit commission:
We now have a new metric. The president says he wants to judge the new economy whether it increases the number of people in the middle class. Whether we have shared prosperity, not just growth. Which is a fundamental different philosophy then what we’ve seen in this country to date. Now how do we distribute wealth in this country … clearly government has a major opportunity to distribute wealth – from the EITC, from tax policies, from minimum wages, from living wages – the government has a role in distributing wealth and social benefits. We are at historic crossroads … in terms of what our new president is trying to do and a different way we are going to try and evaluate the economy. And so all of sudden we are witnessing the first new American economic plan led by the government, not necessarily by the private sector.
Boortz goes on to inform us,
The SEIU (Andy Stern’s unions) is promoting a plan to centralize all retirement plans in the United States. The plan is called “the Retirement USA Initiative” and it would create one government pension plan for all American workers.
There are trillions of dollars in retirement funds currently controlled by individual Americans. It’s the kind of set up we used to take for granted back when America was a free country. This will no longer be tolerated in Barack Obama’s America. We will reorganize this system, and put government in charge of all retirement funds. It’s only fair, right? Besides, individuals pursuing their own self-interest leads to instability.
Once government confiscates your 401k, guess what will happen? The money will instantly be spent, and your retirement plan will become an IOU note held by same people in Washington, D.C. who say there ain’t no rules, we just make ’em up as we go along.
You think they can’t do this? We’ve just seen they can do pretty much whatever they want. As Obama said, “I won.”