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Monday, May 01, 2006
We're spending too little?:
You're kidding me right? We have minimal government intervention? Granted, this guy is a UW Madison professor, so odds are that he's either a socialist, smoking pot, or both, so I'm sure it seems that way to him, but it's quite the opposite.
We live in a country where there are federal regulations that govern the amount of water your toilet is allowed to use with each flush. We live in a country where I can't create a database on a server at work without filling out special forms that are driven by federal laws. Of course, having just paid my taxes, I'm also all to aware of how "little" government intervention costs me at all levels.
The size of government... all government... is at all time highs. They take people's property and give it to other private entities all in the name of "community planning". Don't give me this bullshit about us being too laissez-faire. We're two steps away from socialism already. There are laws and regulations that govern pretty much everything you do in your life, every single day of the week. Don't kid yourself.
H/T to Jenna.
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