Ex-Maryland Gov. Ehrlich: Democrats' Entitlements Are 'Forever'

Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 04:44 PM

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President Barack Obama and the Democratic progressives are all about entitlements that dearly cost taxpayers, former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich says.

"What people have to understand is the Democratic left, the new progressives, this administration, are about making unemployment benefits a new entitlement. It's not about the extension to weeks, it's about a new entitlement. It's forever," Ehrlich, a Republican, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"Same with regard to [Social Security Disability Insurance] payments, same with regard to food stamps, same with regard to the budget, with regard to this mindset, this progressivism in charge of this country today. It's never enough, ever. We need to understand that."

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Ehrlich, author of the new book, "America: Hope for Change," says he believes New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was telling the truth when he said he was lied to and betrayed by his aides, who ordered the closure of traffic lanes for political payback.

"He's a friend. I've known him for years. He has done a terrific job and he got re-elected in a big time margin in a very blue state, as we know, in a very straightforward manner," Ehrlich said.

"I believe he was telling the truth. Christie is a man of integrity. I believe he's going to come out of this to the positive."

But Ehrlich says the Garden State leader may have made a mistake by holding a nearly two-hour press conference on bridge-gate.

"He thought because of his force of personality, his call to personality, his transparency, his honesty, he thought he could defeat the beast. You and I both know he cannot defeat the beast in the short term," he said.

"He's going to have to drink out of the fire hose, the subpoenas, all of the bad hits, the negative poll numbers. They're going to be short-term phenomena.

"I believe, however, since he was honest — and I believe he was honest — and he's been transparent and he said he screwed up and the people, by the way, unlike Benghazi and IRS and the federal government, the people who perpetrated this actually lost their jobs, there's some degree of accountability here. He's going to come out, ultimately, ahead."

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