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Spending More. Always the Liberal Response?

"Finally, we come to the fiscal embarrassments confronting contemporary liberals. Again, Obamacare is wonderfully emblematic. President Obama's solution to the problem of two health care entitlement programs quickly going bankrupt -- Medicare and Medicaid -- is to add a third? Perhaps it is a stratagem . . . More likely it is simply the reflexive liberal solution to any social problem: spend more. From Karl Marx to John Rawls, if you'll excuse the juxtaposition, left-wing critics of capitalism have often paid it the supreme compliment of presuming it so productive an economic system that it has overcome permanently the problem of scarcity in human life."

~ Charles R. Kessler, page 233, "I am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism"

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