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Government Gone Bad

TunTavern Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 7:27 PM
Oh, there's no doubt that government and big business are in bed together. But in that relationship it is the government who is the dominant partner, at least that is the case when the democrats are in charge. Republican administrations, on the other hand, are quite willing to roll over and play the submissive role to the big business shaft. As for small businesses, they are currently doing well enough.

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...