I’ve often said that I don’t believe government has the answer to every problem or that it can do all things for all people. We are a nation built on the strength of individual initiative. But there are certain things that we can’t do on our own. There are certain things only a government can do.
BARACK OBAMA, weekly address, Mar. 14, 2009
“And I’m gonna make sure the government does them to you until you beg for mercy.”