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Last night I ran across this recent tweet by Robert Reich (arrowed above next to President Obama), the diminutive former labor secretary under Bill Clinton literally and current wacky liberal economist. It sums up the left’s view of government while serving as the definition of delusional:

Because you can’t hear “Obama administration” without thinking “returning control to the states.”

These are the people who have managed to pass themselves off as “intelligent” in some circles (and by “some circles” I mean roundtable discussions at Columbia University and/or Chris Matthews’ cocktail parties).

Where has the Federal government gone? Nowhere:

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If only more power had been returned to the states. That how it’s supposed to be:

The Tenth Amendment states the Constitution’s principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the federal government by the Constitution, nor prohibited to the States, are reserved to the States or the people.

Reich is one seriously funny guy. I don’t think he’s quite as funny as Krugman but he’s getting there.

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25 Responses to “Robert Reich tries his hand at comedy again: ‘Where has our national government gone?’”

  1. doriangrey1 on June 15th, 2013 12:36 pm
  2. SignPainterGuy on June 15th, 2013 1:12 pm

    Where has the nat`l gubmit gone ? It`s right here … and there, …. and over there…….. and up there ….. and down there ! By golly, it`s EVERYWHERE !!

    It`s like not being able to see the forest (fed. gubmit) for the trees (all the secret fed. agencies).

  3. @Dandapani on June 15th, 2013 1:40 pm

    Reich is an idiot and I told him so. "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

  4. Granny55 on June 15th, 2013 9:37 pm

    Just so you are aware…..the un-informed, celebrity worshiping voters of this nation are celebrating the birth of another Kardashian spawn.

  5. james228 on June 16th, 2013 10:02 am

    hmmm…interesting blog post you got here… i sure do hope that all the 'intelligent ' people out there knows what they are doing with the country.

  6. Truesoldier__ on June 16th, 2013 10:12 am

    If only we the feds had relinquished their unconstitutionally obtained powers to the states. If that had happened we wouldn't be in the mess we are in now.

  7. SignPainterGuy on June 16th, 2013 10:54 am

    Not having to face ObamaScare would be a vast improvement !

  8. Granny55 on June 16th, 2013 11:40 am

    Boycott Verizon and AT&T!!!
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/06/att-to-lo

  9. SignPainterGuy on June 16th, 2013 11:51 am

    When it was announced that Verizon had turned over customer data, we then learned it wasn`t JUST Verizon, but ALL carriers !

    We`ll soon learn that this will involve all carriers and cell phones w/ late enough software.

  10. Granny55 on June 16th, 2013 1:43 pm

    Verizon also installed direct lines to NSA!

  11. SignPainterGuy on June 16th, 2013 1:46 pm

    The little bundle of joy is a girl !

  12. SignPainterGuy on June 16th, 2013 1:54 pm

    From someone in a position to know, when it comes to connectivity with the fewest problems the world over, Verizon is the best. It makes sense that the NSA would want them and of course most any biz would want such a lucrative contract. So then the question might be, just how buddy-buddy have the two become ?

  13. Truesoldier on June 16th, 2013 1:58 pm

    And that would just be a starting point

  14. SignPainterGuy on June 16th, 2013 2:19 pm

    I can imagine that with fewer fed. welfare programs, the fed. income tax would be lower and likely then state ITs would be higher.

    Would we have had the two TARPs ? Porkulus ?

  15. Doug on June 16th, 2013 5:00 pm

    They're probably told that if they shut up and play ball that they won't be called in and publicly spanked like Apple just was for the crime of not breaking any tax laws. But then they hired Lisa Jackson so I think everything's ok now.

  16. Granny55 on June 17th, 2013 10:38 am

    It isn't buddy-buddy – it is full out corporate/govt incest!

  17. Granny55 on June 17th, 2013 10:39 am

    Hey Doug I am getting flagged! Is it you or NSA?

  18. Granny55 on June 17th, 2013 11:58 am

    It isn't a buddy-buddy thing – it is incest!!!

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  22. hopy on March 31st, 2014 7:13 am

    talk about political issues, then I'm not familiar enough, I do not know much, but I think that the government proposes they all have their reasons, all want better for their people.

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  24. MNWordPressDev on October 27th, 2015 12:45 am

    Robert Reich is a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause. His film, INEQUALITY FOR ALL is available on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon. Thanks for nice post…hope to see more post about this man.

  25. Bernita on February 17th, 2016 9:35 pm

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