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Big Lies in Politics

Robert341 Wrote: May 22, 2012 9:34 AM
I was elected to the Massachusetts state senate as a Republican in 1972—by 9 votes—for the first of the five terms in a 4-1 Democrat district. I formulated Hall’s Laws of Politics: 1. The voters always want less taxes and more spending. 2. Citizens want honest politicians until they want something fixed. 3. Constituency drives out consistency (e.g., liberals defend military spending and conservatives social spending in their own districts). As has been said, the problem with democracy is we get the government we deserve. I will link to this from my Old Jarhead blog. Robert A. Hall Author: The Coming Collapse of the American Republic All royalties go to help wounded veterans For a free PDF of my book, write tartanmarine(at)gmail.com
The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a reflection on them, it is also a reflection on us. When the people want the impossible, only liars can satisfy them, and only in the short run. The current outbreaks of riots in Europe show what happens when the truth catches up with both the politicians and the people in the long run.

Among the biggest lies of the welfare states on both sides of the Atlantic is the notion that the government can supply the people with things they want but cannot afford. Since the government...