Orwellian Lies of Socialism

PatriotPost.US "Shouldn't we start with the presumption that any federal function not specifically delegated to the federal government in the Constitution bears the burden of proof to remain a government function?" --National Tax Limitation Committee President Lewis Uhler

"[President Obama] is declaring war on investors, entrepreneurs, small businesses, large corporations, and private-equity and venture-capital funds. That is the meaning of his anti-growth tax-hike proposals, which make absolutely no sense at all -- either for this recession or from the standpoint of expanding our economy's long-run potential to grow." --economist Larry Kudlow In his speech to Congress last week, President Obama promised to 'go line by line through the federal budget in order to eliminate wasteful and ineffective programs.' Although the process was not completed yet, he said, 'we have already identified $2 trillion in savings over the next decade.' But it turns out that tax increases account for half of those 'savings.' From Obama's perspective, it seems, letting people keep their own money qualifies as a 'wasteful and ineffective program.'" --columnist Jacob Sullum

"Enough. In a word, that is the message of disgusted taxpayers fed up with the confiscatory policies of both parties in Washington. George Bush pre-socialized the economy with billion-dollar bailouts of the financial and auto industries. Barack Obama is pouring billions more down those sinkholes. It isn't just the camel's back that's broken. His neck and four legs have all snapped, too." --columnist Michelle Malkin

"I have been wondering whether Barack Obama will turn out to be another Jimmy Carter or another Franklin Roosevelt. The least bad option is Carter: a leader whose policies are disastrous for the economy and for US foreign policy, but who ends up being rejected by the American people and voted out of office after only one term -- as opposed to a leader like FDR, whose policies are also disastrous, but who ends up being loved by the American people nonetheless and voted back into office." --Intellectual Activist and TIADaily.com editor Robert Tracinski

"The economic crisis, as it did for Franklin D. Roosevelt, will serve as a stepping stone to a radical shift in the relationship between the people and their government. It will bind Americans to their government in ways not experienced since the New Deal. This tectonic shift, if successful, will be equal to the forces of public authority set in motion by Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. The Obama presidency is going to be a radical presidency." --Wall Street Journal columnist Daniel Henninger