• Obama is undeterred, as he is guided by the wisdom of his spiritual leader, Karl Marx. The States you mentioned will continue to sink economically and bleed red ink until they take to heart the wisdom of Winston Churchill, who said: "I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

    February 15, 2010 at 12:22 p.m.