January 23, 2009

TIM CARNEY: The Question Obama Doesn’t Want You to Ask.

Obama wants more federal spending, more federal regulation, more federal mandates, and more federal prohibitions. It means the president—like all presidents—wants more power.

And objecting that the Constitution limits his power, or that more federal or presidential power is inherently corrupting or destructive—that’s out of line. The only legitimate question to ask about the new powers the president wants is “whether it works.”

But that raises another question: Works for whom?

Probably not those doing the asking. You don’t want to ask uncomfortable questions.

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