In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Obama thoughtfully cleared up his real views on the proper role of the government in the economy. For those of us who thought his was more of a radical, big government approach, we, evidently, were mistaken:
I think the irony...is that I actually would like to see a relatively light touch when it comes to the government.
Now that that's cleared up:
And so it's puzzling to me sometimes to hear the standard conservative critique of what we're doing, when essentially every step we're taking really involves cleaning up the mess that we found when we arrived here at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Beyond that, the last thing that I want is to be running a car company, or to be having to make decisions about what the auto market of the future is going to look like.
This is interesting. It seems as though Obama has been misleading us all with these bank bailouts, stimulus packages, and auto company takeovers. Either that or we just didn't realize he was a limited government kind of guy.