Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Another tidbit buried in that CBO report is that interest on the national debt will quadruple over the coming decade. The stack of bills dropped on our children grows higher; as the workforce collapses, the share of the population paying those bills diminishes. A great many opportunities for the next generation will be foreclosed by the need to cover the spending obligations and interest payments Obama left them. That sure as hell doesn’t sound like “freedom” to me.


And as the Wall Street Journal observes, this CBO report is really soft-pedaling job losses from ObamaCare, because they didn’t model the job-killing power of the employer mandate at all. That’s right, Obama drones: you spent all night pushing idiotic White House spin about how the CBO didn’t say ObamaCare would cause anyone to actually get fired, but your masters didn’t tell you that’s because the report specifically avoided the subject

...We find ourselves forced into an ugly debate about the nature of freedom. Liberals, as explicitly stated by Carney, think work erodes freedom – you’re not really free unless you can say “the hell with it” and do whatever you want, fed, clothed, and medicated by the maternal State. To modify the old folk song, freedom’s just another word for nothing left to do.

But conservatives believe work is the essence of freedom....

Every other form of liberty tends to erode when work diminishes, a point Barack Obama’s tenure demonstrates with such clarity that I suspect future generations will study it in textbooks.