It often seems to me that liberals ignore the unintended consequences of the policies they advocate. Well, I’ve thought about it and I don’t think that’s so true. I think their policies are designed to create as big a mess as they are supposed to clean up. Because whenever there is a mess, they come and say “You know, I can clean that up for you”. Think about it. Higher taxes drive business out of the country. So Obama wants to stop this not by lowering taxes, and thus eliminating the reason for companies doing this, but force them to pay taxes anyway. In other words, a liberal policy created a mess that is now supposed to be clean up by…more liberal policies. And when the mess of lost competitiveness is there, who will show up to pick up the pieces and make everything fine and dandy? Liberals! Liberals in unions destroying the auto industry? Bailout! Bonuses/misspending of the bailout? Tax the hell out of that! See, the reason these policies have “unintend consequences” is because “unintended consequences” are a great way to assert the need for more control. Pretty soon liberals have made a mess of everything they don’t control (and everything they do) so the “solution” they propose is to control everything. That my friends is why leftism inevitably becomes totalitarianism-how else are they supposed to “fix” society?