Weeks ago the Congressional Budget Office predicted that, left to its own devices, our economy would likely recover on its own by the end of the year. But that hasn’t stopped liberals from using the economic downturn to massive government power grabs and hundreds of billions of dollars in new spending.
I’ve argued repeatedly that democrats are using the politics of fear, in this instance uncertainty about the economy, to ram-rod their their spending and policies. But I never expected one of the Democrats, Obama’s chief of staff no less, to come right out and admit that.
And we should all know by now that this latest and biggest-ever Washington fiscal binge isn’t about saving the economy. The White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, let the cat out of the bag when he said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste — and what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you didn’t think you could do before.”
In that vein, congressional Democrats are using the financial crisis to spend hundreds of billions in taxpayer money they didn’t think they could spend before.
The Democrats aren’t concerned about the economy. The “stimulus” isn’t a fix for the economy. The Democrats are concerned about consolidating the government’s power over we citizens, to better their ability to promote their liberal agenda, and the “stimulus” bill (and a lot of the other legislation that will be coming out of Congress in the coming weeks and months and years) is just a means to that end.