The President doesn’t want to become unemployed in November, so he is on the campaign trail. The WaPo reports that he’s trying to shore up support for Obamacare and defend his energy policies.
Here are some of the people he has helping him:
“Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis have been dispatched to Missouri and Florida and to meetings with college newspapers, farming publications and Spanish-language media outlets. Several publications favorable to the administration are running op-eds by Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin and White House adviser Valerie Jarrett touting the overhaul.”
Question: do these people – their job titles – seem like they should be actively engaged in politicking? Or should they be “objective” third parties, implementing the laws before them?
Of course, objective or not, they don’t want to go unemployed either.
One has to start to recognize that this is how power works: expand government, grow it, enable it with power and no job function has the function it’s intended to have. All jobs become jobs to create more “jobs” (that is government, bureaucracy) and more power. Whatever was intended (say, administering to the nature of “health and human services”, whatever that means/involves) is irrelevant given the need to create more power, government, bureaucracy.
When the surgeon general – a doctor by training and by job function – is writing op-eds in support of the President, you know something has gone terribly wrong. When Commissioner McGrady goes on the campaign trail, when Prof. Tucker goes on the campaign trail, you know something has gone terribly wrong.