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Government Gone Bad

Frank130 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 7:34 AM
"Both European central planners and liberal politicians in America are clueless about what really helps workers: a free economy." -Yes, but that's only step #1 we need to return to in our fallen nation that is now an out-of-control welfare/warfare/police state. We need to drastically cut the size of government from 25% of GDP back to 3% of GDP (where it started out from & remained for many years, except in the Civil War & after the 20th Century). Stop government dependency & crony capitalism. Stop undeclared wars & return our troops from 800+ bases in 120+ nations. Return our liberties. Our government today is very, very bad. It will also bankrupt us all.
Nam65-66 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:10 AM
The successful politician knows how to get elected and re-elected.That is all they know and all they need to know.

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...