Friday, February 27, 2009
Postscript to extra special guest post
Hello, American Airspace! This is George Will of the Permanent Punditry, here once again with another important message. President Obama’s redistributionist budget will mark the end of American prosperity as we know it. Reverting to the politics of class resentment, reviving the failed “soak the rich” policies of Democratic administrations past, Obama promises to raise taxes on “the wealthiest five percent” of Americans. Independent studies show, however, that over 73 percent of Americans believe that they fall into that category, and another 27 percent plan to do so in the foreseeable future.
More important, however, is the effect this recidivist redistributionism will have on job creation. If Obama’s utopian schemes proceed as planned, then it is very likely that two years from now, many hardworking journalists and television personalities throughout the greater Washington area will have to scale back dramatically. Many who are accustomed to dining at Citronelle may have to settle for The Willard Room instead, thereby destroying untold millions of American jobs.
Obama’s budget promises to reanimate the corpse of an idea that died an unmourned death with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Surely that’s not the kind of change we can believe in.