Change you can suffer from 1

 Charles Krauthammer writes:

Obama was quite serious when he said he was going to change the world. And now he has a national crisis, a personal mandate, a pliant Congress, a desperate public – and, at his disposal, the greatest pot of money in galactic history. (I include here the extrasolar planets.)

It begins with a near $1 trillion stimulus package. This is where Obama will show himself ideologically. It is his one great opportunity to plant the seeds for everything he cares about: a new green economy, universal health care, a labor resurgence, government as benevolent private-sector "partner." It is the community organizer’s ultimate dream.

Ironically, when the economy tanked in mid-September, it was assumed that both presidential candidates could simply forget about their domestic agendas because with $700 billion drained by financial system rescues, not a penny would be left to spend on anything else.

On the contrary. With the country clamoring for action and with all psychological barriers to government intervention obliterated (by the conservative party, no less), the stage is set for a young, ambitious, supremely confident president – who sees himself as a world-historical figure before even having been sworn in – to begin a restructuring of the American economy and the forging of a new relationship between government and people.

Don’t be fooled by Bob Gates staying on. Obama didn’t get elected to manage Afghanistan. He intends to transform America. And he has the money, the mandate and the moxie to go for it.

Posted under Commentary by Jillian Becker on Friday, December 12, 2008

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  • roger in florida

    We are going to see a totally changed America. CK is right, BO has the mandate, the money and the ambition. This is not a man who subscribes to the traditional Anglo values of the US. We will see a massive increase in govt. intervention and control of the economy. Higher taxes will be imposed, govt. will decide what and who gets investment based on cronyism, PC beliefs (wind power!), political clout (UAW) and downright pseudo marxist philosophy (it takes a village). The education system will become even more of a brainwashing service for propogation of left wing beliefs. Also look for massive inflation, it is quite likely that 10 years from now a dollar will be worth 1% of its current value. Like it or not this is what Americans voted for.