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Head Start: Another Costly Government Failure

Delta Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 2:15 PM
But, we cannot cut this wasteful program because the crybaby socialists would complain that "the chiiiilllllllllldren" are getting shafted, just as all the news readers bemoan a fire or other tragedy with "26 people lost their lives, and 20 of them were children." Hey, how about the taxpayers who died? Think their families aren't as affected as those of the kids? Almost as stupid an idea as "women and children first." And, no, I'm not a misogynistic male; been a female all my life.

What’s more realistic: A unicorn, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or a successful government program?

This isn’t a trick question. Even though I’ve presented both theoretical and empirical arguments against government spending, that doesn’t mean every government program is a failure.

I suppose the answer depends on the definition of success.

Government roads do enable me to get from Virginia to Washington every day. And the Post Office usually gets mail from one side of the country to another. By that standard, many government programs and activities yield positive results.

But if the question is whether government achieves anything...

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