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Can Government Do Anything Well?

John478 Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 12:25 PM
Yes in fact, the government has done a few things very well indeed. First it has spent more money than it has available to spend! By doing so the debt is now astronomical and growing larger each day. Secondly the leaders, one in particular, currently holding office have done a wonderful job at creating racial divide to levels unseen since the 1960s. Sidestepping law is another action the officials in DC are very good at. Obama care is living proof of that, should it withstand the scrutiny of the court challenge. Sadly the government has a horrible record for managing the duties they are constitutionally mandated to do. Even more sad is the fact we the people have allowed this to happen. November offers the opportunity to change that.

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...