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Government Gone Bad

Marion69 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 7:38 AM
You are 100% right. The first step to getting our government back on track would be to ban lawyers form any public office. All they know how to do is double speak so that no one, including themselves knows what they said. Our president is the worst ever at double speaking so he can do as he pleases.

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...