Either way, these new Americans constitute a huge and expanding segment of the population — and voters — who are becoming not merely dependent upon government but dependent upon Democrats. The more dependent this group becomes, and the more it enlarges, the more it redounds to the political benefit and enshrinement of liberal-Democrat politicians. We can argue whether or not this is intentional by Democrats as a whole, or a deliberate tactic of the wider progressive/liberal agenda, but there is no denying that it is a political reality that liberal Democrats will “benefit” from…

To the contrary, our new government class is not about confirming one’s soul in self-control, but about confirming and ordering one’s life around Washington, whether through milking the system for ongoing welfare benefits, demanding that taxpayers fund their contraception, or relying upon the federal government for full-time work — and punishing any politician who vows to scale back government in order to save America from becoming Greece. Any real leader who threatens to dissolve the Department of Education, or de-fund PBS, or enact wage or hiring freezes is attacked as a pariah and mortal threat to the United States of America and its citizenry. He is cast as a rogue villain who must be defeated. His attempts to preserve the republic’s fiscal sanity are viewed as pernicious, as anathema to the interests of the new government class.