[VIDEO] Will: Obama is Discovering How Slow Big Government Is
Posted: December 8, 2013 Filed under: Mediasphere, Politics, Think Tank, U.S. News | Tags: Barack Obama, Big Government, George Will, government, National Review, National Review Online, Obama, United States
I watched this on Fox this morning, and knew it would be on the web within hours. It’s a classic George Will moment.
George Will gently mocked President Obama’s continuing education Sunday morning, needling him for discovering that some federal agencies are “outdated.”
“The education of this president is a protracted and often amusing process. . .as he continues to alight upon the obvious with a sense of profound and original discovery,” Will said.
“The president is saying ‘the trouble with big government is it’s so darn big.’ And like a lot of other big organisms—dinosaurs spring to mind—it has a simple nervous system, it’s sclerotic, it’s governed by inertia, and it’s hard to move,” he said. “This from a man who’s devoted his life to increasing the power of government as an instrument of the redistribution of income because government is wiser than markets at that.”
National Review Online