Friday, July 24, 2009

Big government?

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I am obviously not that great at pencil sketching... but metaphorically, this above sketch of mine came out right!

As Robert Samuelson rightly asks in this article, what are the consequences of this growing obesity of the government? Here is an exercpt...

The question that President Obama ought to be asking -- that we all should be asking -- is this: How big a government do we want? Without anyone much noticing, our national government is on the verge of a permanent expansion that would endure long after the present economic crisis has (presumably) passed and that would exceed anything ever experienced in peacetime. This expansion may not be good for us, but we are not contemplating the adverse consequences or how we might minimize them.

We face an unprecedented collision between Americans' desire for more government services and their almost-equal unwillingness to be taxed.

1 comment:

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