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February 17, 2009

Obama In 1998: "Not A Huge Supporter Of Welfare Reform" [Nice Deb]

Conventional wisdom says that Obama lost control of the stimulus bill when he delegated it to Nancy Pelosi to craft. Well, I don't think it's fair to give Nancy all the credit. Many of the ideas in the Spendulus abomination bear the unmistakable whiff of the Messiah's input.

To Wit: Our friends at Naked Emperor News have unearthed yet another telling video from Obama's past:


I'd prefer a little less editing, and commentary, but it's clear Obama was no fan of Welfare Reform and wanted to find a way to repeal it going back to the nineties.

On the bright side, according to, Mickey Kaus
:

A reemerging "welfare" issue is a potential killer, in other words, for Obama's big remaining plans, especially health care. If Dems seem determined to reinstate dependency--or at the least blind to the dangers of dependency--voters aren't going to trust them to spend trillions on universal health insurance and fortified pensions. It's hard to believe Obama doesn't realize this.


RELATED:

The good folks at IOWNTHEWORLD are introducing the "Prez Dispenser" in honor of the passing of the stimulus bill. While you're there, be sure to check out some of the other posts...funny stuff.


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