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Government Gone Bad

Dave8528 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 2:40 PM
How is increasing the taxes on anybody going to solve the fiscal crisis? It's a spending not a revenue problem. How is over regulating business going to create more jobs? What business will want to hire more people? How is more federal spending going to help our unemployment problem? We then have more deficit which created the problem in the first place. I'm not surprised that Obama wants to do this, but the caving in of the Republicans, especially Boehner, is unforgivable. It proves that we not only have a crisis in leadership in DC, but that we have a crisis in media. Feeding us lies, and persuading people to stay home and therefore get Obama and most of the Congress reelected. They're the ones who created the problem in the first place.

Politicians claim they make our lives better by passing laws. But laws rarely improve life. They go wrong. Unintended consequences are inevitable.

Most voters don't pay enough attention to notice. They read headlines. They watch the Rose Garden signing ceremonies and hear the pundits declare that progress was made. Bipartisanship! Something got done. We assume a problem was solved.

Intuition tells us that government is in the problem-solving business, and so the more laws passed, the better off we are. The possibility that fewer laws could leave us better off is hard to grasp. Kids visiting Washington don't...