Something about that piece struck me as too "neat," with the slant towards the pro-Bush side suspiciously steep. So, I went back to Old Faithful, snopes.com, and there it was.
I think the overall progression of the typical Democratic society depicted in the piece is pretty accurate, btw. Sure seems to be headed that way, in all the democracies and quasi-democracies I know something about. The dependency on government is well-established in the West, despite all honest efforts to keep it in check.