Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.In its history there is one thing socialism can claim without contradiction: Creation of massive misery, all in the name of “the people”. Socialism makes sure everyone suffers the misery the powers-that-be created. It seems Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are trying their darnedest to make sure everyone suffers, though there's no need for it. They couch their aspirations in language that makes them sound as if they're trying to fix the problems we face, even though it is they who are making the problems even worse.
From another British statesman (or in this case, stateswoman):
The problem with socialism is that eventually it runs out of other people's money. - Margaret ThatcherApparently Obama and his minions haven't realized that the American taxpayers are not a bottomless wallet from which to extract money the government hasn't earned an isn't owed. Eventually the wallet will be empty and there will be nothing left to take.
But that certainly won't stop them from trying.