From the President's speech yesterday in Boca Raton:
"I believe the free market is the greatest force for economic progress in human history. But here's the thing, I also agree with our first Republican president, a guy from my home state, a guy with a beard, named Abraham Lincoln. And what Lincoln said was that through our government we should do together what we cannot do as well for ourselves. That's the definition of a smart government."
"Together we build this safety net that allows all of us to take risks." "Because we know that there's this base that we can rely on."
Do you think maybe the folks at The General Services Agency were enjoying their "safety net" (see below)? --- (of course the President was alluding to welfare, social security, medicare, medicaid, etc., but you get the point) --- Do you think this is what Lincoln had in mind? Is this us doing "together what we cannot do as well for ourselves"? Now this was not an Obama Administration creation by the way... And, to his credit, the President jumped all over this one... This would be a great one to close down and hand over to the private sector...
Do you think maybe we calculate risk a little better when there's no safety net? Do you think the Solyndra, etc. debacle would've happened were there real accountability in Washington? Do you think maybe the President's right - that "the free market is the greatest force for economic progress"? Do you think maybe, for once, we should give it a shot?