Liberty Just in Case

A Dialogue for the September 12th World

I am Socialist, Hear Me Roar

Posted by redsatellite on December 26, 2008

Paul Krugman, current Nobel Prize winner and modern-day Marxist, is embracing Obama’s FDR redux with open arms.

But the Bushies didn’t have to worry about governing well and honestly. Even when they failed on the job (as they so often did), they could claim that very failure as vindication of their anti-government ideology, a demonstration that the public sector can’t do anything right.

How did F.D.R. manage to make big government so clean?

A large part of the answer is that oversight was built into New Deal programs from the beginning. The Works Progress Administration, in particular, had a powerful, independent “division of progress investigation” devoted to investigating complaints of fraud. This division was so diligent that in 1940, when a Congressional subcommittee investigated the W.P.A., it couldn’t find a single serious irregularity that the division had missed.

Krugman, like a gazillion other liberals, feels that a government run by a democrat is infinitely more connected to ‘the people’. All those civilian workers who slaved under a Republican administration will suddenly become do-gooders with utopian motivation under a Democrat.

Read the whole thing…it’s nothing short of disturbing. I always have to take a bath after reading his Op-Eds.

One Response to “I am Socialist, Hear Me Roar”

  1. As if socialism could simply be a matter of good government policies … I think I just heard a scare-mongering rat …

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