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The Government That Ate America

Neal from PA Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 4:40 PM
But it's OK for BIG government to demand that these small see-able, doable, and measurable objectives be intervening into the lives of every American....Gee, give me a break...Pinenee where have you been for the past 4 years?
What's this? Joe Biden in weekend conversation with Mitch McConnell over how to step back from the fiscal cliff? Isn't Biden the man in charge of solving The Gun Problem? How does he have the time or energy -- not least the ideas -- to launch another rescue mission?

Apparently he had none of these. Not much came, reportedly, of the Biden-McConnell negotiations. One is struck anyway by an infinitely larger question -- how did we as a society, as a nation, get to this point: wrapped in suspense while the government of the United States works out, or...