Heather McDonald writing at city-journal.org on 7/14:
California's budget crisis has reduced the University of California to near-penury, claims its spokesmen. "Our campuses and the UC Office of the President already has cut to the bone," the university system's VP for budget and capital resources warned earlier this month, in advance of this week's meeting of the university's regents.
Well, not exactly to the bone.....
The UC at San Diego, for example, is creating a new full-time vice chancellor for equity, diversity. and inclusion. This position would augment UC's San Diego's already massive diversity apparatus, which includes:
The Chancellor's Diversity Office
The associate vice chancellor for diversity
The faculty equity advisers
The undergraduate student diversity liaison
The graduate student diversity liaison
The chief diversity officer
The director of development for diversity initiatives
The office of academic diversity and equal opportunity
the committee on gender identity and sexual orientation issues
The committee on the status of women
The campus council on climate, culture, and inclusion
The diversity council
The directors of the cross-culture center
The lesbian gay bisexual transgender resource center
The women's center
All these positions come with offices, staff, high salaries, great benefits and funded by the student and your federal and state grant money.
I am now predicting that there will be more people working for the rapidly growing public sector than in the shrinking private sector and that Obama will somehow get those who entered this country illegally to vote. All the thousands of new hires in the IRS, the ten of thousands hired to run and monitor ObamaCare, the growing number of union members, (such as the 160 union workers at Peoria County new Bel-Wood Nursing home), most "safety net" social workers; think Planned Parenthood, 75% of voting liberal college students, most welfare recipients, most of the lobbyists and bureaucrats, the Democrats who would reelect Blago to some governmental office a year or so after his release from prison, (approximately 30%) and 80 of black people, registered and unregistered Democrats (think Chicago); all those with monetary and political association with this presidency, this massive number of recipients of Obama's largess, appears to make Obama's reelection guaranteed.
It will take the most electable Republican; it is my belief no one who has entered their names so far can overcome the tremendous move by the left-wing liberals and others still held under his "spell and charisma", to destroy Capitalism and this Republic.
The old saying about "greasing palms to get votes" has never been more true.
Terribly sad but then people will have jobs; handouts, subsidies and entitlements and the feds can keep printing money.
Few "smart" people thought Castro, Chavez and their ilk could stay in control for long. Obama has the same plans and a very large following of people cut from similar cloth and others who do not read history, past or present.
I have warned many times that things that the average person, caught up in games and circuses, personal problems, etc., is even aware that the government intends to run your business and your life.
A few years ago, pols showed that 30% of the people wanted a form of socialism and a guarantee of being "taken care of" by the government from birth to death.
History shows that doesn't work with Japan being a casualty of late.