Sunday, August 9, 2009

‘Commanding’ the U.S. economy

When the Bolsheviks took power after World War I they realized, per Marxist theory, they needed to attain the commanding heights of the economy. For the Soviet Union it was heavy industry, steel and weapons.

In today’s United States of America, the commanding heights have changed. The Obama administration has already seized control of the banks and auto industries, with their next target being health care, almost 20 percent of the nation’s GDP. President Obama and the Democrats are attempting to use government to control the economy and increase governmental controls on our everyday lives because of their belief that government, not the individual citizen, knows what is right.

I can only hope we all see what is happening and realize we must not let our federal government control key economic power as the Soviet Union did. Questions of morality, life and death and basic issues of American ideals are at stake.

Tom Allen
Leavenworth

Source: Kansas City Star

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