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Re: Government Involvement: Good or Bad?
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amex77 wrote:

Not one thing you mentioned is funded by the government. They are funded by the taxpayer. The government is the middleman. They take our money and give it to someone else and we have very little say in the matter.

+1. Beat me to it. 


It's like giving your money to a stranger to spend for you. If you walked up to someone and asked them to do that, they'd look at you like you're crazy. You know what your wants and needs are better than they do. Giving your money to the government is the same way. Sure, there are certain things (like national defense) that we really couldn't take care of ourselves in an efficient manner. But the general rule of thumb is that when the government steps in, things are worse off. Take social security as an example. Talk about mismanagement.


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