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Sunday President Obama gave graduates at Ohio State University a message that many analysts described as pro big government.
Tonight correspondent -- -- -- on what that tells us about the president's philosophy.
And how different it is from some of his predecessors.
The founders were skeptical of government and its promises Thomas Jefferson said quote I am not a friend to a very energetic government it is always oppressive.
Ben Franklin said quote -- -- you can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
At Ohio State this -- and President Obama laid out a starkly different view.
Unfortunately you've grown up.
Hearing voices that incessantly.
Warren of government has nothing more than -- separate sinister and indeed that's at the root of all our problems -- He should reject these -- Obama comes from a different tradition he comes from the tradition of Woodrow Wilson of the so called progressive movement.
That -- government as a wonderful good thing that is supposed to take care of us.
Measured per household the federal government is spending more than at any time.
Spending has grown by 152%.
Dollars to over 30000 dollars in 2012.
Critics say that the US is edging towards a European style economy were going to have the exact same problems.
-- a very stifling tax burden that discourages productive behavior.
While the same time.
Having an excessive public sector that alerts people and unproductive activity not -- -- like -- of the New America Foundation.
Who sees the president's Ohio State address as tailored to the talents of a tech savvy younger generation.
Young people have a tremendous role to play in a very positive sense because they understand their whole world view.
Connected with everybody looks a bit -- the government and sound like we can do more with -- that the truth does.
What we need to -- thinking about -- how to update modernize and reform our government.
But technology may not solve the harsh realities facing graduate scarce jobs aging parents and entitlements.
All demographic realities that will surely test their faith in government breath.
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