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Government can’t do it all



Published: Sun, November 1, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m.

Government can’t do it all

EDITOR:

I think we have two huge problems in all levels of our government. First, we have too many people working for the government. Second, we have too many people on some sort of government entitlement program. Our society has become one large circle of 300 million people with everyone’s hand in the next persons pocket.

We in the very competitive private sector cannot continue to support all of the people feeding at the public trough. We in the private sector who bail the government out every minute of every day can’t continue at this pace much longer. It is no wonder our jobs are vanishing. When the private sector built a relative Utopia (compared to the rest of the world) we expected the government to keep peace and leave us alone. We built a strong entrepreneurial culture with solid family values. We understand that the government couldn’t give us anything without stealing from someone else. Today’s philosophy is that of the government playing the role of the nanny and providing everything. The fallacy of that thinking is the government produces no goods or services that cannot be done better and cheaper by the private sector. The government can only increase the taxes on those producers.

I am a Libertarian and I fear if the Republicans and Democrats don’t stop drowning us in red ink we are going to back ourselves into the Third World.

TIMOTHY McNEIL

Mineral Ridge


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1artful96(17 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Unfortunately Timothy if you look at America's infrastructure and how we lag in education compared to the rest of the world, WE ARE ALREADY a Third World Country.

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2CommonSenseInPA(2 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Looking at the way the areas that constantly vote Democratic makes me wonder why they continue to follow the same old failed strategy.
I think the below quote explains it.

God Bless America and Semper Fidelis

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.
Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage." - Lord Tytler

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3Nonsocialist(710 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

The Outstanding Public Debt is $11.9 trillion. The estimated population of the United States is 307,208,627, so each citizen's share of this debt is $38,668.58 (this includes babies and the elderly).

Likely, the government has dug a hole too deep to crawl out of. The current course of action (buying votes from the government-dependent, expanding entitlements) is suicide. The current rulers are willing to let this country burn for the sake of power and fame.

If you wish to save what is left of the USA, you must vote out the aristocracy, and then reform the legislative branch so that they never have the power to do this again.

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4NoBS(2003 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Nice quote, commonsenseinPA, but if you were paying attention in school, you'd know that our form of government is NOT a democracy, but rather a Democratic Republic.

Don't take my word for it - look it up.

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5CommonSenseInPA(2 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

NoBS you are correct that was not me that said that but the person quoted over 100 years ago. The problem for the last 100 yrs is getting away from a Republic and moving towards a democracy and the tyrany of the majority.

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6pit_bull_marley(291 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

People vote for handouts.

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