The principle of taking advantage of a difficult problem as an opportunity to control people’s lives and increase the power and control of government is perfectly expressed in the phrase used by Obama’s staff: No Crisis Should Go To Waste. From the first days of the Obama administration he has repeatedly cried “Wolf” and then used government power and control to clamp down on one thing after another in an unending stream.
He demanded the stimulus to ward off the financial crisis and got just short of a trillion dollars, much of which was not spent in a timely manner nor on things that would help relieve a financial crisis, but the money did allow Obama to bolster the support and adoration he gets from liberals, unions and nonproductive companies.
The Gulf oil spill was a crisis that allowed Obama to shut down all off-shore drilling, which hurt all Americans relative to the price and availability of gasoline for their cars, and caused great hardship to the families whose incomes came from this industry, and which also provided another nail in the coffin of the “evil” oil industry and allowed Obama to give billions of dollars to wind and solar companies, which aren’t viable sources of energy as a replacement for oil.
The bursting of the real estate bubble (directly caused by the Clinton Administration forcing the Savings and Loan industry to make loans to risky home buyers) resulted in Dodd-Frank which is still producing regulations that will restrict financial freedom and prosperity and at the same time concentrate power in the existing financial giants favored by liberals.
A mouse in California or Texas, or a spotted owl in Oregon can create a crisis that allows the government to shut down the timber and oil drilling industries, or halt the building of new homes on private property. And the EPA is constantly identifying unheard-of crises (your exhaled breath and rain water are examples of two problems now called pollutants) as reasons to take property from individuals and companies and control the use of that property.
The Sandy Hook school shooting in December 2012 is a good example of government crisis management, with the idiot Biden, all squinty-eyed and pontificating about what must be done in a hurry, and the fool Obama stating that he will further undermine the Constitution and by-pass Congress with executive orders and address the issue of gun control, personally, at the federal level.
Trillions of dollars of debt caused by the policies of Obama is the real crisis that now allows him to insist that the smaller non-crises he has spawned be fixed by giving him the sole authority to increase the debt limit and spend trillions more on stupid, wasteful, government-expanding projects that will cause even more joblessness and suffering for generations of Americans yet to be born. Each crisis identified by Obama, even where that crisis was caused by Obama, is justification to further reduce our liberties and undermine our Constitutional rights.
More recently new crises were created by the Obama administration: demanding that public housing be located in middle class neighborhoods; speeding citizenship approval in order to have more Democrat voters in 2016; a nuclear deal with Iran that assures the Mullahs a nuke soon, thereby threatening the security of Israel for certain, and the U.S. and Europe in all probability; the outlawing of coal as a power source and the undermining of the nation’s electricity grid.
We must vigorously oppose these big-government fools and force the Republicans in the House and Senate to tell the president that the dictatorship is over and the Constitution will be followed from now on.