By Diana Erbio –
The progressives are now revealing more of their true belief system, which is that Big Government is best. Big Government knows how to equalize things. Somehow a new American Dream has emerged, and that dream is that we all must live at the same level. That was the unspoken change that President Obama hoped for.
During the 2008 Obama Campaign, Barack Obama floated a vague message of “Hope and Change”. The meaning of hope and change was purposely left to the individual. Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so was the “Hope and Change” he spoke of. It worked and enough people were mesmerized and voted for the hope and change they imagined
All the while the Progressive march to change has been like a chameleon, changing itself as it marches on. Leaving a trail of taxpayer funded goodies has been helpful in picking up support along the way to the final destination – an all-encompassing nanny state.
From 2009 through today government is growing. It started with the $Trillion stimulus bill, followed by the “Affordable Healthcare Act” coupled with thousands of burdensome regulations on businesses and individuals. Thresholds to receiving government assistance have been lowered and the printing presses continue to roll at the FED devaluing the dollars we do have.
Now the chameleons of the left are bombarding us with a new hue of vague messaging which blames the sequester for anything that is not working well. Flight delays? – the Sequester. Over-crowded prisons? – the Sequester. Decline in Troop readiness? – the Sequester. Higher gas prices? – the Sequester. Haven’t found a job? – the Sequester. You get the picture.
The American people must stop buying into these chameleon type campaigns. Look how 2008’s message of “Hope and Change” turned into a campaign of “Fear and Envy” in 2012.
We all know a $16.6 Trillion national debt is unsustainable. We all can realize that the Sequester is only a miniscule cut in the rate of increasing government spending. The sequester cuts are like saying you need to lose weight, so you will not gain 10 lbs next year as you did this year. Instead you will only gain 8 lbs. That means you lost 2 lbs right?
That is how the chameleon grows, protecting itself by changing its tone while increasing in size all the while. The old look of “Hope and Change” has been replaced with “Fear and Envy”. The successful are demonized and the old talk about there being no red-state America and no blues-state America has disappeared. That is the deception of the chameleon. We are left with an America we do not recognize. The Sequester messaging is chameleon-like as was the “Hope and Change” messaging. Just as “Hope and Change” would fix everything, the Sequester will be blamed for everything. We must not continue to fall for these chameleon messages and look carefully at details so we will not be continually deceived.