“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!” – Samuel Adams

Obama’s Plan to Wipe Out Welfare Reform: Accomplished

Barack Obama, June 14, 1998

Barack Obama, June 14, 1998

This video details Barack Obama’s opposition to the Republican-engineered welfare reform of the mid-1990s.

This reform drastically reduced welfare rolls across the country and ended a great deal of the generational dependence on government handouts that went back 30 years.

Tucked away in the porkulus “stimulus” bill, though, was a provision to scuttle the 1996 welfare reform by once again opening the floodgates of taxpayer funds for welfare, and removing the incentive to lower welfare rolls. 

This video features quotes from Barack Obama when he was just a “community organizer.”  He tells of his opposition to welfare reform, and his race-baiting support for the welfare system.  He says he sees welfare reform as an attack on “the undeserving poor black folks in cities.”  

He also indicated he wants to remove the lines of perception between the slackers who don’t want to work, and those who may have suffered setbacks; in other words, lump them all together so that the group as a whole is worthy of sympathy…and thus worthy of redistribution of wealth from producing taxpayers to non-producers.

As we have discussed several times over the last week, there is also a provision promoting socialized medicine within the porkulus bill as well. 

In a sad sort of way, you have to hand it to President Obama: in his first month in office, he has succeeded in radically re-engineering American society.

They have made good on Rahm Emanuel’s chief axiom: “Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste.” 

In his first month, he succeeded in undoing welfare reform, and managed an important inroad to push socialized medicine on the American people.

How much more devastating harm awaits America and our unique way of life if the people fail to rise up in a wave of opposition to this radical remaking of America?


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4 Responses to “Obama’s Plan to Wipe Out Welfare Reform: Accomplished”

  1. This is tragic. It was one of the few great accomplishments of the Republican Congress. Gone. Clearly they should have done much, much more during their time of leadership.

  2. This is tragic. It was one of the few great accomplishments of the Republican Congress. Gone. Clearly they should have done much, much more during their time of leadership.