I have been flying from place to place lately. On one flight I spoke with a flight attendant who hoped fervently that the government would bail the industry out because they are all going broke. He explained to me that since every other major industry was receiving an influx of funds from the US Treasury, he felt that it was only right that the airline industry got its share of the pie. My response went something like this, “so you think that we should borrow more money to subsidize fares?” He hadn’t really thought it through. The Obama concept of hope and change meant redistribution of wealth based first on breaking the back of the American economy so that the voters would accept any measure, no matter how absurd, as a solution.
These measures are brought to a vote at night, on weekends, with huge pressure applied to individual legislators where greed and power combine to ‘get out the vote’. Trillions of dollars are pledged to government programs following the path of previous failed programs. The voting public is assured that they are “entitled” to the promise of socialism. Obama’s legion of czars over nearly every function of government insures that the agenda is pursued aggressively.