The Obama campaign has a cringe-inducing propaganda slideshow called “The Life of Julia” intended to illustrate how the Obama Administration’s policies will give government help to a young woman as she is educated, works, starts a family and retires.
If you had to stifle a guffaw, you’re not alone.
Yes, the Obama Administration’s policies alone can be the savior for American children everywhere – all it takes, apparently, are piles and piles of taxpayer money thrown around recklessly. And by the end, children will still be able to retire and live comfortably on the totally-stable programs of Medicare and Social Security!
The dream that Obama has for Julia’s life is scary. There was a time that the “cradle-to-grave” formulation of the welfare state was disparaging. President Obama takes pride in having the governemnt’s fingers pushing Julia along at every stage of her life. This is the fantasyland that the Obama Administration is living in – absolutely no mention of the unprecedented debt and deficit that the government has racked up in the last four years and the effect that will have on the economy as the next generation comes of age.