Obama taskforce studying how to “nudge” – er, control your behavior

“In a universe of deceit, truth becomes a revolutionary act.” Often attributed to George Orwell, this statement is eerily appropriate in light of this latest revelation about the Obama administration.

In Politico, Richard Williams reports:

Earlier this year, the White House revealed that it is establishing a task force dedicated to studying how to motivate you—just as parents do—to do what the government thinks is best for you.

Just another example of how well this administration is spending your taxpayer dollars. Not.

Per Williams:

To be clear, Congress did not pass legislation authorizing such activity; this is something dreamt up by bureaucracies to force their own preferences on citizens, whether by combating obesity or discouraging procrastination when it comes to saving for retirement.

The report goes on to explain the genesis of this very disconcerting endeavor, called “behavioral economics”—the study of how psychology affects people’s decisions. It most recently became a buzzword when former White House official Cass Sunstein co-authored the book Nudge while Sunstein was still a law professor at Harvard.

Williams reports:

In 2009, Obama appointed him as administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, where Sunstein championed cost-benefit analysis of regulation, as well as “nudges.” Sunstein left government in 2012 to return to academia, but the “nudge” school of thought has clearly lingered in the Oval Office: The newly created behavioral economics task force is the most prominent example yet.

Just so you know, Sunstein is married to US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and when he testified before our House Small Business Committee actually said “increased regulation is a means to create jobs.” He believed that government must hire more people to enforce the new regulations – yes, these are the types of people Obama has close to him.

President Obama and his progressive socialist disciples seek to turn the United States into a “1984”-type totalitarian government-controlled society where history is rewritten (see Common Core). Thanks to the Supreme Court ruling on the Individual Mandate, government has the authority to modify individual behavior by way of taxation, forcing you to purchase private sector industry products.

All of you who (still want to) think Barack Obama is a “likable cheeky” fella — you are wrong. He is a deceptive charlatan and manipulative despot. Right now, the Democrats are crafting poll-tested messages and slogans to mentally enslave America. Obey or rebel, the choice is yours — I have made mine.

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jimhobson
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How do you suggest we rebel?

robertdavidhummel
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We Can Change Obamacare, ONE STEP AT A TIME. ATTENTION: “BARRY SORTERO, aka;POTUS”,..Reference Your ACA/OBAMACARE, …We The People,… “Voice This DEMAND”,:…..”NO, NONE, NIL, ZILCH”,…SPECIAL WAIVERS… for CONGRESS, The EXECUTIVE BRANCH, The SUPREME COURT, and LIKEWISE..”NO Special Waiver “,… for MUSLIMS, because,… “they think that Obamacare Medical Insurance is GAMBLING/SIN”, ….”UNLESS the SAME Waiver”… is provided to Christians, because… “We think ABORTION and FREE contraception, at the Expense of Wage Earning CHRISTIANS, is a SIN (Except for Dire medical Needs)”. Patriots….”We CAN SAVE AMERICA”, and Our Freedoms ! There is a SLEEPING GIANT, within the SILENT MAJORITY… be we of any… Read more »
Ewade
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You don’t get it do you? Votes no longer matter. Romney beat Obama, but the vote counters somehow found 115% of voters chose Obama in some areas. Get it? It’s way past time for voting. They didn’t buy 2700 Armored Personnel Carriers and 2 billion rounds for target practice.

Ewade
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That sleeping giant was snoring away while the government created a phone false flag “bombing” in Boston and went door to door gestapo style and the citizens actually cheered them. That was a test, and America failed. We’re screwed. No, you will not rise up. You would have done it by now. Bend down and kiss the boot that kiils you.

menjo
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Thank you, copied and shared.

peaceginger
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I don’t know how. But I did have this thought. Use a cell phone just next to a no cell phone area. Walk your dog on a side walk next to a park or beach where dogs are not alone and don’t forget to carry a supply of baggies to clean up after your pet. Stop listening to any of obama’s crap on tv. It is so easy to change the tv channel or to change the radio station you are listening to. I know these are just tiny and not worth much but it is something I could do.… Read more »
mike twiddy
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There are a lot of ppl asking that question. The best to fix the problem is to vote out the deadwood in Washington. Right now I think is the best time start the impeachment process ten or eleven months before the midterms. Make the incumbents have to make some really tough decisions in order to get reelected. Make it the fight of their lives. Make the ppl that love obama so much have to watch what’s goig on because their beloved is on trial. Then maybe they’ll learn the truth about the obama administration’s attempt to turn America into one… Read more »
jimhobson
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Mike,

You are mistakenly believing that we can impeach or remove An idiot, socialist when over 50% of Americans just voted him a second term.

I believe the fact that he has ignored his oath of office and is unilaterally destroying us from within is an omen to the military to take Constitutional action to preserve and protect our constitution and country.

mike twiddy
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Only 33% of the voting public voted in the last general election. obama received 51% of 33%. Thats not over 50% of Americans. I wish obama humself would quit telling lie.

I do however agree that the military should bomb the hell out of’em. That way they would get a first hand look and fear of what war is like. Some, or most, don’t have a clue..probably couldn’t change the oil in their own car. The. Demestic. enemy is definitely inside our perimeter.

menjo
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We don’t want ahole impeached, that would leave every ex order, law and reg. in place. We want and demand ahole is tried for treason!!!!!!

tarandfeatherthecrooks
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tarandfeatherthecrooks

Choose you this day whom you shall serve…

jims_blog
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“NOT the Dems” EVER!!! they “SUCK” along with obozo!!!

Tucker Peterson
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You can’t clear up the water, until you get the turd out of the creek.
Study that Harvard!

jims_blog
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“WE THE PEOPLE” need to “FLUSH obozo” out of the White House!!!

Hotnike
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Is this A$$ Obama ever going to be removed from OUR Oval Office.

jims_blog
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Not until our reps GROW some “BALLS” and tell the “DICTATOR” NO!!! And just “IMPEACH” this “FAGGOT”!!!

Tonethousand
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The leftists have been doing this for quite some time, it is just now “coming-out of the closet”. They realized a long time ago if you knew what they were up to, Americans would never vote for’em. So they call themselves “progressives”; it sounds cool and it obfuscates what they really are,…socialist. Like, calling forced wealth re-distribution “income equality”, or legalized abortions “freedom of choice”, the “war on human trafficking” is really a war on prostitution; legal and illegal. You probably have a “cell-phone free zone”, “pet-free zone” or some “free-zone” in your neighborhood. I like how the word “free”… Read more »
Death2Unions
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America is witnessing the conversion to a Marxist State. Typically this requires the blood of citizens flowing in the streets. This is the ultimate goal of The Marxist in Chief

Jacobite2
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Blood is only necessary if a large number of citizens are Right-wing. Conservatives and moderates don’t believe in fighting, or fighting back (i.e., John Boner/Mush McConnell).

Ron Coon
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“Wake up! Won’t you listen to me?”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZZtcrXrog4#t=23