Saturday, March 26, 2016

Fascist or socialist?

Sowell says fascist, though you could probably just answer 'yes' and cover it.
What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.

Politically, it is heads-I-win when things go right, and tails-you-lose when things go wrong. This is far preferable, from Obama's point of view, since it gives him a variety of scapegoats for all his failed policies, without having to use President Bush as a scapegoat all the time.

Government ownership of the means of production means that politicians also own the consequences of their policies, and have to face responsibility when those consequences are disastrous -- something that Barack Obama avoids like the plague.
Oh yeah, he'll be out of office ten years and still blame Bush for most of the crap he messed up.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Statist pretty much covers it added descriptive adjectives at your discretion.