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Government Gone Bad

SCSOCAL Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 2:05 AM
Dollysboy - Have only as many children as you can afford to. Buy health insurance for your family and don't expect that someone will buy it for you! It's not a right and most of us who are self employed have to do this and more. We only get a pension if we put the money away in an IRA. Our system of government has lifted more people out of poverty than any other system in the world.Free markets work when the government gets out of the way! That's why people want to come here even if they sneak inillegally. We are the land of opportunity not the land of handouts.

Politicians claim they make our lives better by passing laws. But laws rarely improve life. They go wrong. Unintended consequences are inevitable.

Most voters don't pay enough attention to notice. They read headlines. They watch the Rose Garden signing ceremonies and hear the pundits declare that progress was made. Bipartisanship! Something got done. We assume a problem was solved.

Intuition tells us that government is in the problem-solving business, and so the more laws passed, the better off we are. The possibility that fewer laws could leave us better off is hard to grasp. Kids visiting Washington don't...