http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/11/hope_and_change_in_the_real_wo.html November 05, 2008 Hope and Change in the Real World By Christopher Chantrill I'm not expecting Sen. Obama to deliver on hope and change, let alone on "transforming the world." You can't deliver on hope and change when you have a vast government apparatus eating up 35 percent of gross domestic product and your program is to increase it. SNIP With so much money sloshing around you'd think that there would be plenty in there for change -- to look after seniors, to cure the sick, and educate the children. After all, the Pentagon is fighting a couple of foreign wars on its share of the national product. But Sen. Obama doesn't think so. He's not proposing to change very much. He is more into increases. SNIP Sen. Obama has not campaigned on reforming the mess of government health care; he has campaigned to extend it. Sen. Obama has not campaigned on reform of the education industrial complex; he has campaigned to extend it. Sen. Obama has not campaigned to simplify and rationalize the complicated US federal tax system; he has campaigned to complicate it with new wrinkles and new credits. This is not a moment of hope and change, or a moment that will transform the world. This is just the prelude to new disasters as more and more government programs unreformed for twenty, fifty, or-in the case of public education-over a hundred years run off the road into the ditch.