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Government Gone Bad

mduffy773 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:56 AM
He'll never be charged. No representative, who would charge, has a clean-enough past to lead the way. I won't watch any of his televised speeches, and certainly don't want to see his picture on every news site. He's more than a liar. He's evil.

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...