September 1, 2011
Feds: Consider us 'family'
Should any of us be flattered? We learn from a report in the Palm Beach Post (via Drudge) that President Obama wants us to think of the federal government not as government, but as family. Yes, one big, happy, sprawling family. Sure, we all have Uncle Sam, but do any of us really want the rest of our dear federal family? Evidently, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is one of Mr. Obama's enablers in getting Americans to accept the family tag for government. This from the Palm Beach Post's story: The Obama administration didn't invent the phrase [federal family] but has taken it to new heights. "Under the direction of President Obama and Secretary Janet Napolitano, the entire federal family is leaning forward to support our state, tribal and territorial partners along the East Coast," a FEMA news release declared Friday as Irene churned toward landfall. The G-word - "government" - has been nearly banished, with FEMA instead referring to...(Read Full Post)