Errrr… I have news for you, Cato Institute… Barack Obama was lying.
He never had the slightest intention of going about eliminating Federal government schemes or aspects of such schemes, in the hopes of reducing the overall burden of government.
On the contrary his entire political life has been spent trying to increase the size and scope of government – and to do so in the most corrupt ways possible. Only someone who knew nothing about Barack Obama’s time in politics would be surprised by the hundreds of pages of detailed corrupt wasteful schemes in the “Stimulus” Act, and in the Obama Care Act – and in every other Act he has had passed (the details of which written by such old comrades of his as Jeff Jones – a man who repents of his Communist terrorism as much as Bill Ayers does, i.e. not at all).
Let us say I am wrong – and that Barack Obama is not trying to destroy America and the West in general on purpose (as part of the Cloward and Piven doctrines of spend America to the destruction of “capitalism” that he was taught at all those Marxist conferences he went to whilst a post grad at Columbia)…
…Even if the question of motivation is put on one side, the facts of his record both in the Chicago Machine, and at State level, and then in the United States Senate, where he managed to be even more corrupt and wild spending than Christopher Dodd (one of the two main supporters of the ultra vile “Financial Reform Act” that Obama has just had passed – the other being a creature called Barney Frank), something that might be thought to be pretty much impossible… well, it seems pretty damn obvious what to expect from President Obama.
“But they always knew that Paul”.
No, “with all due respect” the Cato Institute (like Reason magazine) contains some people, not all – but some, who really believed Barack Obama in 2008 – people who never bothered to do the slightest research into the record of Barack Obama – and were abusive (very abusive) to anyone who tried to point out their errors. “You are supposed to be a Christian Paul – Christians forgive”.
Forgiveness comes after repentance.
“Left libertarianism” (i.e. the gross denial of objective reality) has not gone away – as some recent writings show.
Christian I may be – Saint I am not.
Until the good people at the Cato Institute drive out the bad, I will not be putting any trust in them.
While you have people on your staff who continue to have fantasies about Comrade Barack (and the good intentions of the MSM – and the nobility of academia and…) and regard (for example) Tea Party people as fit only for hatred and sneering contempt – then you are not to be trusted.
“But we are atheists” – so what?
People turn up to Tea Party events with Ayn Rand banners (not as gate crashers – but as respected parts of such events) – people go on to the Glenn Beck show and deny the existence of God.
And such people are treated with the respect that the smug “libertarian left” never shows to anyone – bar the left itself (and I do not mean the libertarian left).
This is not a question of atheists versus religious people – it is a question of decent people, versus people who were up to their necks with the Obama crowd (with the MSM, and academia – and the rest).
Until such people wash themselves clean (till they really repent – and that need NOT be a religious thing) then they are active danger to liberty.