Without the Republican U.S. House blocking him, President Barack Obama would be free to carry out his wish list of totalitarian policies.

It is now clear what Obama meant when he said he was going to “transform” America. He meant that he was going to use the full power of the state to enforce his utopian views on the country without a single Republican vote.

Obama, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., forced Obamacare on the country. It mandates what the health care insurance companies must offer us coverage. It then mandates that every one of us citizens must buy one of the polices whether they want one or can afford it. It then uses the full force of the IRS and the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to enforce those mandates.

This scheme is designed to redistribute wealth by force on a national scale by taking it from the young and giving it to the old, taking it from the healthy and giving it to the unhealthy.

Furthermore, Obamacare authorizes more than 100 boards and commissions, accountable to no one, which will regulate every facet of our lives, and, our deaths, since everything we do as individuals affect our health and wellness. Total control is the goal of this totalitarian regime and if Obamacare survives as a law, he has achieved his objective.

The Miami Herald editorial published in the Aiken Standard on Feb. 2 obviously supports all of the anti-small business policies of the Obama regime such as: higher taxes, increases in the minimum wage, tighter EPA regulations, Obamacare, and a de facto open borders bill being pushed in the U.S. Senate.

Small business is the primary source of new jobs. Obama ignores this. His arrogance and disastrous policies have produced the poorest recovery from a recession in history.

Thomas N. Dean