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Government Plays Favorites

RiffRaff Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 10:11 PM
I have no issue with government hacks playing favorites. I do object to the stupid hacks playing stupid favors for those who don't deserve them and those whose actions aren't in the best interests of the country. One phrase I fear I will never see is "wise government".
People say government must "help the little guy, promote equality, level the playing field."

People often go into government to do that. But even when people mean well, it's natural for them to help out their cronies.

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