We Want Bigger Government?

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Registered: 07-15-2010
We Want Bigger Government?
Sat, 09-18-2010 - 8:19pm

I'm still stunned at how often I hear it mentioned here how wonderful the government is--so much so that we think people should pay more in taxes--that somehow that will make it more efficient, less wasteful......how government workers are only people just like you and I so why/how could they be less efficient than those of us in private industry. Check out this news report. It's very well done, easy to understand and does in no way villanize the government just explains the reasons for the lack of efficiency. I do not know how anyone in good conscience could vote for more government control over our money and lives or the money and lives of our fellow citizens.

There is a part 1, a part 2 and part 3--each equally worthwhile and very interesting.


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Registered: 08-16-2005
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 6:16am
Like :)

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Registered: 02-28-2010
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 7:26am

Not really in love with the government - but don't look upon it as some enemy to be destroyed.

John Stossel?

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Registered: 09-08-2006
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 12:23pm

Sorry, after watching the videos, I need to comment. First, I love love love competition! I love to have the cell phone companies compete for my business!!! That is what is all about, however, that is not necessarily the reality in all aspects of the economy and how things really work. Your video talked about public vs. private water systems. The reality is that many if not most water utilities are a one system private conglomerates/multinational which control an entire area with little or NO competition at all!

This has been more costly to citizens with little motivation for the multinational to compete and lots of motivation for profit for shareholders vs. for investment in infrastructure. The ideology sounds great in theory but the hard core reality is really often a disaster.