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When Government Offers to Help, It Often Makes a Mess

rpihlajisto Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 10:13 AM
You are right it is the intent and full purpose of the United States Constitution and every founding father and the majority of the population at the time of the founding of the Country wanted a limited national government. Much more limited then we have right know.
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...