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When Government Offers to Help, It Often Makes a Mess

R.3 Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 9:41 AM
There used to be a tv commercial put out by a transmission repair chain. I don't recall the total scenario but one of the mechanics at a competitor's shop is heard saying, "hey boss, let me fix it. I never worked on a transmission before". We have the same thing with our Congress. Everything they "fix" has to be brought back in over and over to be "fixed" again. The saddest part is we, the people, keep going back to the same inept mechanics to repair something they made worse in the first place.
rpihlajisto Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 10:16 AM
TheWhat we the people need to do is take back the power we have. We need to hold the Federal Government tot he Constitution of the United States and we would not have this problem at all. Many of the things the Federal Government is trying to fix they do not have the right to be "fixing: anyway. They were not given that power by us. All powers of the Federal Government come from we that people and the individual states.
traitorbill Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 9:51 AM
and they are union mechanics.
There's a natural human impulse to help people who need a hand. In the political world, that often translates to an impulse to have government help people who need a hand. Who wants to argue with that?

But experience tells us that it's not always easy to help. Individuals' good intentions go awry. Government programs sometimes produce unintended consequences that make things worse for the intended beneficiaries.

Consider what could be called the three H's: health care, housing and higher education.

Over the last generation and more, government has stepped in to help ordinary individuals and those with special problems on...