Mr. Ransom wrote "a time when Americans think that government is doing too much not too little". I might add that for over 60 years at least government programs are COSTING too much and accomplishing too little. Refer back to the reasons given FOR 'beginning' or 'expansion' of EACH government program -- i.e. the problem to be 'solved' and the 'cost' of the 'investment'. Now, ask how many of those programs have actually solved those problems at the cost we were told. I venture that the original problem is now far worse and the cost many times higher and that new, possibly even more costly problems arose because of the programs. themsleves.