“So let’s look at what [President] Obama has done, to test the thesis that he is not a failed president (in his and the left’s eye) but that he is transforming America into a European-style dependency society. Do the facts and the evidence support the notion that Obama is undermining America and doing it willfully and by design?” Lewis K. Uhler
By: Lew Uhler – HumanEvents.Com – 9/18/2012
As we enter the final stretch of the presidential countdown, many are puzzled by how close the race seems to be, despite the apparent failure of Obama and his policies to restore jobs, growth and vibrance to our Nation. But wait. That may be the wrong prism.
The Obama administration’s recent unlawful administrative action of ending the “work requirement,” key to the success of the ’96 welfare reform law (TANF), was convincing proof that this president is seeking to win re-election by increasing the dependency voter base, turning America into a European-style welfare state with a “culture of dependency,” as Mitt Romney described it recently.
Common-sense citizens who believe in traditional American values have thought that Obama’s failure to bring us out of the recession with jobs and economic growth policies may be attributable to his lack of private-sector experience, realizing that neither he nor his advisors have ever run a real business, not even a candy store. But we should have listened more closely to his talk of “change,” and that he intended to “transform” America. And we should have been putting two-and-two together by watching his actions and decisions that have actually prevented and killed job creation and economic growth, and incentivized dependency. That’s the transformation he and his Saul Alinsky-trained cohorts learned in “Rules for Radicals.”