We need more Michelle Obama
More cowbell? No, more Michelle Obama.
While Michelle Obama is warning us to eat more fruits and vegetables, to consume less sugary and high-fat snacks, and to exercise more, she has little to say about government obesity.
As Victor Davis Hanson offers on the much different Reagan and (Barry) Obama principles,
But where the Reagan model sought first to cut taxes, so as to cut revenue, so as to force down the size of government and prune federal dependency, the Obama paradigm seeks first to grow government, which increases dependency and therefore requires more taxes — itself a good thing because it means redistributing income from those who have no clue that they have passed the point at which they no longer need to make any more money.
The general Obama ideology (that is, Barry Oh! and Michelle) seems to be this: it’s bad to have obese people but it’s necessary to have obese governments.
Or in a further paraphrase, Guess what? We got a fevah. And the only prescription is more government.