Daniel J. Mitchell

It’s been a tough month for President Obama. His beloved healthcare scheme is a slow-motion train wreck and he wasn’t able to trick Republicans into a tax hike as part of budget fights.

So let’s pile on with some humor.

We’ll start with some NSA-related material. We’ve already shared some amusing cartoons, so now it’s time for a photo from Europe.

NSA Germany

I don’t know if this is a real pic, but it’s still funny. Not quite as good as this set of images portraying Obama as a voyeur, but worth a chuckle. And it may be a very positive development if it’s a sign that Europeans are beginning to realize that there’s a downside to Obama’s statism.

Speaking of downsides, let’s turn our attention to Obamacare. We’ve certainly had fun mocking Obamacare in the past, and this picture is a welcome addition to our collection.

Obamacare laugh

Though it’s not actually funny when you think of all the people who are suffering because of – as Mark Steyn explained – the President’s scheme to create more dependency.

Let’s now shift from the specific topics of Obamacare and the NSA to share some humor about the President’s overall ideology.

I’ve previously explained that he’s a run-of-the-mill statist, not a socialist. Though if you want a specific term of opprobrium, then it’s accurate to call him a corporatist.


Daniel J. Mitchell

Daniel J. Mitchell is a top expert on tax reform and supply-side tax policy at the Cato Institute.