Don’t blame Obama for this one. The explosion of ‘entitlements’, how I hate that word, started in the mid sixties, roared right through Reagan, got a boost from GW Bush and all Obama has to do is keep it rolling.
What’s insidious about this is how it is snaring the middle class. The Left always has the lower income class, the perienial call for Social Justice sees to that. The Left has a good hold on the upper income earners as well. From Sorosto Hollywood, from the late Steve Jobs to Warren Buffet the Left has its share of the super rich. What they need to triumph is the big middle class. Create a dependency among the middle class and the job is almost done, democracy will do the rest.