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Government Gone Bad

Marion69 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 7:36 AM
Hopefully one day the parade will run over the "big government" and get things back down to a reasonable size. Profit is NOT a dirty word, taxation is a dirty word.

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...