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Charles Krauthammer explains what the president is up to:

His goal is to rewrite the American social compact, to recast the relationship between government and citizen. He wants government to narrow the nation’s income and anxiety gaps. Soak the rich for reasons of revenue and justice. Nationalize health care and federalize education to grant all citizens of all classes the freedom from anxiety about health care and college that the rich enjoy. And fund this vast new social safety net through the cash cow of a disguised carbon tax.

So Krauthammer is not all that concerned about nationalizing GM or bossing around banks because this is a confined sideshow to “Obama’s real agenda: his holy trinity of health care, education and energy” — with which, Krauthammer contends, “will come a radical extension of the welfare state; social and economic leveling in the name of fairness; and a massive increase in the size, scope and reach of government.”

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