Obama: The More Things Change…


D.C. Examiner columnist Melanie Scarborough goes to the man's website to figure out his plans for America. Some high-spendin' samples:

» "Obama will make college affordable for all Americans."

» "Obama will quadruple Early Head Start and increase Head Start funding. Obama will also provide affordable and high-quality child care to ease the burden on working families.

» "Obama will double funding for after-school programs.

» "Obama will provide job training, substance abuse and mental health counseling to ex-offenders, so that they are successfully re-integrated into society.

» "Obama will create a fund to help people refinance their mortgages and provide comprehensive supports to innocent homeowners.

» "Obama will create an Affordable Housing Trust Fund to develop affordable housing in mixed-income neighborhoods.

» "Obama will create 20 Promise Neighborhoods in areas that have high levels of poverty and crime and low levels of student academic achievement … which provide a full network of services, including early childhood education, youth violence prevention efforts and after-school activities, to an entire neighborhood from birth to college.

» "He will provide at least $2 billion to expand services to Iraqi refugees in neighboring countries, and ensure that Iraqis inside their own country can find a safe haven.

» "Obama will double our foreign assistance to $50 billion."

……Obama plans to meddle in minutiae, such as radio programming in Topeka ("An Obama presidency will promote greater coverage of local issues and better responsiveness by broadcasters to the communities they serve")…