Never Allow a Crisis to Go to Waste. Barack Obama and The Evolution of American Socialism is an in depth look at the tactics that President Obama has used to drive this country closer and closer to socialism. But he does more than that. He shows in detail the origins of where the ideas for these policies came from; Gorz, Alinsky, Dreier, and Cloward & Piven to name just a few.
Much of what is in the book will be familiar to those who are paying attention; the bailouts of GM and Chrysler, forcing banks to take TARP money, green energy jobs and more. But there is more detail on how exactly these things were accomplished. He goes back to describe the well-meaning legislation passed by President Carter, The Community Re-investment Act. While this piece of legislation was originally supposed to help people who were credit worthy obtain a home in neighborhoods that banks didn't want to invest in due to crime and poverty rates, it quickly went out of control and led to the deep recession we find ourselves in today. He details how every president since Carter used this act to increase the level of home ownership. It also details how far left wealth redistribution devotees such as ACORN used this to give mortgages to people who never would have qualified and were at very high risk of foreclosure.
He also goes into some detail regarding how some of President Bush's policies opened the door to Obama pushing his will onto the car companies and to the banks. A truth that as a party and as a society we need to own up to. Luckily for all of us, the banks pushed back, while the car companies just submitted to the overpowering control of the government.
It gives a glimpse into the rise of The Tea Party and the underhanded and illegal means that were used to pass Obamacare. The story of the effect of the Tea Party has yet to be known. But the good news is how it did slow down the march towards socialism that President Obama believes in down to his core.
I found this book to be very interesting and insightful. A very good tool to use to show to those who are still drinking the President Obama Kool-Aid. I also just finished reading Ameritopia by Mark Levin and found this to be a good companion for the information that Levin brings out about the history of statism across the ages; how it has failed and exactly what it would take to have the "vision" of their Utopia; Tyranny.
The book is available on Amazon $11.99 in the paperback version, and for $3.99 for the kindle version. It is something that I think you find yourself referring back to time and again. Feel free to purchase through my Amazon store by hitting the link on the right.