The Manhattan Institute's Nicole Gelinas is better known for her fiscal analysis, but here she writes a devastating -- and entertaining and funny and pointed -- take-down of the whole "Julia" fantasy.
In "The Life of Zachary," City Journal contributing editor Gelinas writes about how the policies put in place by Obama during Julia's lifetime drive the course of her son Zachary's sad life. Eventually, Julia, elderly and unable to afford medical care, moves in with Zachary and his family.
Here are the closing lines:
At 98, Julia helps homeschool her great-granddaughter, little Julia. In helping little Julia with her history lesson, the elder Julia chuckles at a chapter about the grand improvements promised by the Obama administration. In the end, the country turned out fine. But it owed its success to the ingenuity of Americans as they worked around government “protections,” not within them.