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Welcome to the New, New Deal (Townhall.com) February 10, 2009

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.
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Here’s a good one-line summary of what’s happening in Washington: 

Courtesy of Townhall.com

 Welcome to the New, New Deal.

I don’t just mean the many comparisons to the Great Depression and that change of leadership.  I mean the host of measures enacted now to address the crisis of today will become the long-term policy of tomorrow.

Take one example—a plan drawn up virtually overnight to double federal spending on education, and with it the role of the federal government in what has traditionally been a state and local matter.  This will have far more effect on education than it will on the economy. 

In the 1930’s, the vast array of agencies and programs created to spend us out of a Depression has become the framework for all domestic policy today.  The emergency will end, but not the federal programs created to address it. 

To listen to the audio:  http://townhall.com/TalkRadio/Show.aspx?RadioShowID=11&ContentGuid=761538ff-9c4f-4e38-9480-2c617b64d855
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