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More Government

supercarp Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 12:43 PM
For some reason, as soon as the federal government is involved, everything gets messed up. The less that the government tries to do, the better. Farm subsidies and cheap flood insurance are just examples of stupid government at work. Part of the flood problem is that we have so many people that some have to live in areas prone to flooding. Medicare and Medicaid account for the lion's share of our tax dollars and end of life care accounts for the lion's share of Medicare and Medicaid money. We need tort reform so that doctors can treat their patients in a responsible way, not ordering unneeded tests and treatments in case the family sues. We also need a paradigm shift in the way we view life: you don't live forever and keep fixing things.
I expect that by the time you read this, President Obama will have been re-elected. Get ready for four more years of Big Bloated Government.

Hurricane Sandy didn't help.

The New York Times declared "a big storm requires big government," and my liberal neighbors agreed.

My science-challenged mayor, Michael Bloomberg, said the storm makes it imperative that America do something about climate change. He said this even though hurricanes have not increased and little evidence exists that man has much effect on climate. With Obama's re-election, we now will spend billions more on "green" strategies. But the Earth won't notice.

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