"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."
I think we all know the answer. Obama is not thinking in Lincolnian terms. But he most certainly SHOULD. Obama will get it right if he changes direction and takes to heart the words of our sixteenth president. Abraham Lincoln knew better than to destroy the initiative and independence of the people of this great country, by instituting an array of massive big government programs full of unaffordable lollipops designed to do for them what they could and should do for themselves.