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When Government Offers to Help, It Often Makes a Mess

RepubRob2 Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 10:37 AM
Um, excuse me, Mr. Pomposity, but could you be just a bit more specific about what it is that we lemmings are supposed to disagree with Rush about? Or is your point that you just think he is an ugly human being with clay feet and we shouldn't "worship at his altar". LOL, what a puerile little post!
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...