ABC News reported today that at a fundraising event  in San Francisco, President Obama warned his supporters that if he loses his reelection bid next year that they had better get used to the end of government hand-outs.

“The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own,’” Obama told a crowd of 200 donors over lunch at the W Hotel.

“If you get sick, you’re on your own. If you can’t afford college, you’re on your own. If you don’t like that some corporation is polluting your air or the air that your child breathes, then you’re on your own,” he said. “That’s not the America I believe in. It’s not the America you believe in.”

Apparently he believes that America should be practicing socialism and not capitalism.

Obama also went after the banks and the health care industry as well as taking a shot at those that have sought to curtail the power of unions.

“I reject an argument that says we’ve got to roll back protections that ban hidden fees by credit card companies, or rules that keep our kids from being exposed to mercury, or laws that prevent the health insurance industry from exploiting people who are sick,” Obama said. “And I reject the idea that somehow if we strip away collective bargaining rights, that we’ll be somehow better off.

“We should not be in a race to the bottom where we take pride in having the cheapest labor and the most polluted air and the least protected consumers,” he said.

Forget about self-reliance.  Under Obama’s vision that is too much for American’s too bear and that it is far easier  if the government provides a safety net for everybody turning us into a nation of victims.

Obama campaigned on Hope and Change and ran away with the election three years ago as the country had been convinced by Obama and the media that George Bush and the Republicans were responsible for their woes. Since that time unemployment has soared and the economy went into  a deep recession which though technical indicators say is over certainly doesn’t feel like it t those that don’t have jobs or can’t pay their mortgages.

Now he is trying once again to scare Americans into thinking that things will get even worse if those nasty Republicans win the White House next year, glossing over his own failures which have brought him to the brink of defeat.

This is just like Obama who instead of manning up tries to pin the blame on his opposition.

If this is his idea of leadership then it truly is time for a change.

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