You don’t expect government to solve all your problems. You want to be self-reliant and independent. You want to be responsible for your own lives and take care of your own families. But what you do expect is a government that isn’t run by the special interests. What you do expect is that if you’re willing to work hard, you should be able to find a job that pays a decent wage, that you shouldn’t go bankrupt when you get sick, that you should be able to send your children to college even if you’re not rich, and that you should be able to retire with dignity and security.
BARACK OBAMA, speech, Aug. 2, 2008
“Basically you expect government to steal other people’s money & hand it over to you, because you’re too chicken to mug them yourself. I’ve got no problem with that.”