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Can Government Do Anything Well?

Don11646 Wrote: Apr 13, 2012 9:22 AM
Panda: great points. A vote for Paul is a vote for Obama = much worse than any GOP candidate. A non-vote is a vote for Obama also. We do need limited governament, but to support a no-hope candidate is a dream world of nightmares. If Obama wins a second term, there may not be another election. To say that there is no difference between the GOP and the DIMS is not true. The GOP is far from perfect, but also far different from the DIMS. Mitt is not my first choice, but if he is the nominee, I will vote for him. Some say he is no different from Obama. Let's see, Mitt has promised to to his best to get rid of Obamacare, cut spending, cut taxes. Obama will do the opposite and much more.

I'm suspicious of superstitions, like astrology or the belief that "green jobs will fix the environment and the economy." I understand the appeal of such beliefs. People crave simple answers and want to believe that some higher power determines our fates.

The most socially destructive superstition of all is the intuitively appealing belief that problems are best solved by government.

Opinion polls suggest that Americans are dissatisfied with government. Yet whenever another crisis hits, the natural human instinct is to say, "Why doesn't the government do something?"

And politicians appear to be problem-solvers. We believe them when they say, "Yes, we...