Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Freedom no longer our greatest value

Here is a great quote from Walter Williams' column today:

At least two-thirds of the federal budget represents forcing one American to serve the purposes of another. Younger workers are forced to pay for the prescriptions of older Americans; people who are not farmers are forced to serve those who are; nonpoor people are forced to serve poor people; and the general public is forced to serve corporations, college students and other special interests who have the ear of Congress.

Williams explains in very simple language why big government is here to stay. It reminds me of a political cartoon I once saw whereas Mr. and Mrs. Regular Amercian Couple were being asked a question by a survey researcher. He asked "do you think the size of government should be cut?" They answered, in large print with a resounding "YES" above their heads. However, If you looked closely at the word "YES," it was made up of small print which read "except for our military base, our new bridge project, our social security check, our daughters food stamps..."

Smaller government is not going to happen, folks. We are addicted like those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol.

Here is the entire article.


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