The latest Letter from an Ohio Farmer
addresses this point that President Obama made a week or so ago: "You see, most Americans tend to dislike government spending in the abstract, but
like the stuff that it buys." The President is saying essentially what former Speaker
of the House of Representatives, Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, meant by his
most quoted maxim: "All politics is local." The Progressive agenda
counts on the fact that we Americans like the stuff government spending
buys, just as Tip O'Neill counted on all politics being local. The Farmer considers this massive fact.