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The Meaning of Obama’s Government “Investments”

A recent Washington Post article clarifies the meaning and purpose of Barack Obama’s government “investments.” As the paper reports, Obama has showered select citizens of Ohio with tax dollars and special privileges, helping them receive a grant for a “manufacturing center,” large tax credits for allegedly “clean energy,” and “the largest loan in the history of the U.S. Small Business Administration.” (The loan went to a manufacturer of ricotta cheese.)

Why does Obama showering certain Ohioans with government goodies? He explained, “If we win Toledo, we will win Ohio. And if we win Ohio, we’ll win this election.”

In other words, Obama forcibly confiscates the wealth of some in order to buy the political support of others so that he can remain in office and further destroy America.

The only things the U.S. government has a moral right to “invest” in are the functions of government that protect individual rights, such as the courts, police, military. That Obama can get away with using taxpayer money to effectively bribe citizens to keep him in power indicates how far this once profoundly moral nation has strayed from its founding principles.

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Ari Armstrong

Ari Armstrong is an assistant editor of The Objective Standard. He blogs at AriArmstrong.com, and he has written for publications including the Denver Post and Complete Colorado. He is the author of Values of Harry Potter: Lessons for Muggles, a book exploring the heroic fight for life-promoting values in the Potter novels.


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