The Obama Agenda Part 2 - Newt Gingrich


“Yes We Can” – Have Bigger, Fatter, More Corrupt Government

By Newt Gingrich

After watching the cabinet selections, listening to the early speeches and listening to Congressional Democrats, one thing is very clear about the new administration:

The Obama Presidency will be centrist in style but leftwing in personnel and policies.

President Obama is a brilliant articulator of pleasant centrism.  But while his rhetoric may be designed to appeal to the broad sweep of the American people, his policies will serve a single master:  Bigger, fatter, and more corrupt government.

Ironically, in economic policy, the “change” the Obama Administration will bring to Washington could be called “Bush Plus” – that is, all President Bush’s spending combined with a tax increase. Amazingly, the last year of the Bush administration was the most liberal in economic policy since the New Deal, with over $1 trillion in “emergency “spending on top of a $3 trillion-plus federal budget. Far from being “change you can believe in” (to quote the Obama campaign) what we are going to get is more of the same, with tax increases.

What it will add up to is the worst of all economic policies. The Obama Administration is going to produce much bigger government with much more power in Washington, state capitols, city halls and county government buildings.

And they are going to raise taxes on productive, hard working Americans in order to do it.

As I have talked about before in my weekly newsletter, “Winning the Future”, the key to creating jobs is companies with under 50 employees. An estimated 85% of all new jobs are created by small businesses. This fact would suggest that a pro-economic growth, pro-jobs policy would focus on improving the tax, health insurance, litigation and other circumstances for small businesses, the self employed and entrepreneurial startups.

Unfortunately both the Bush and Obama administrations seem determined to focus on propping up decaying, inefficient, older companies that are likely to be job killers rather than job creators. Watch the big companies that get bailed out with your tax money. Virtually all of them will end up losing jobs.  The result is that we will have spent a lot of money on badly run companies propping them up as they shrink. That actually diverts resources away from economic growth and away from job creation.

Even worse than the economic effect is the level of corruption and rent-seeking special interests that will grow from the centralization of spending and its control by politicians and bureaucrats.

The Governor Blagojevich (D) scandal in Illinois is just the tip of the systemic corruption that comes from big government.  Senator Ted Stevens (R) conviction for corruption in Alaska is another case. The fact that in 2002 some 82% of retiring California highway patrolmen claimed disabilities is another example of the corruption beginning to pervade the system. The New York Times report that 10% of New York State Medicaid is pure fraud (about $5 billion a year or about what the state wants in the stimulus package for Medicaid spending) is another example of your hard earned tax money going straight to crooks and thieves.

On social policy the Obama Administration is clearly going to represent the secular left.  Its judges will represent profoundly radical views of America. Its appointees will have many people from radical groups. There is a real possibility that their pursuit of radical secularism will lead them to an overt attack on religious liberty.  For more information click here.

Under its pleasant façade there will be a continuing effort to raise your taxes, spend your money and turn power over your life to politicians and bureaucrats.

Don’t let the rhetoric fool you.  This is going to be an administration of the left, by the left and for the left.

BIGGER than Tiananmen Square? Here's what the China protests are REALLY about

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China has been locking its citizens down for over two years under its zero-COVID policy, and it's becoming more and more clear that this isn’t just about COVID but something much more serious: slavery and control. Now it looks like many citizens have had enough. Protests are currently spreading throughout China and, unlike during the Tiananmen Square protests, the word is getting out.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck looked into the protests' "real motivations," explained how they’re different from the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square, and predicted how these events are a "game-changer for the entire world."

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The American Journey Experience is the new home of the car Orson Welles gave to Rita Hayworth. Orson Welles gave this car to his future wife Rita Hayworth for her 24th birthday.

George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who is remembered for his innovative and influential work in film, radio and theatre. He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time and his work has had a great impact on American culture.

Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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On Friday, Mercury One hosted the 2022 ProFamily Legislators Conference at The American Journey Experience. Glenn Beck shared this wisdom with legislators from all across our nation. We must be on God’s side.