Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Reasons not to trust in government

Not that my august readers need this, but a couple of things come to mind in reasons not to trust government for a solution to life's problems.

1. The recent hullabaloo about a classified intelligence report claiming that the situation has gotten worse since we invaded Iraq. Whether the report is true or false, any politician worth his salt ought to be calling for the heads of those who broke the law by releasing this report, not making political hay out of it.

2. "Means testing" for government "charity" programs tends to promote the very behaviors (not saving, not working) that tend to result in a need for charity.

As Ronaldus Maximus noted, the most terrifying words in the universe are "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you."

4 comments:

Mercy Now said...

I'm for big govt, higher taxes, and waiting in long lines in govt buildings. Oh wait, that's what is happening in oppressive countries.

David McCrory said...

august readers? Man, I thought it was September.

Bike Bubba said...

I'm trying to be a little behind the times, David. Aren't you, too? :^)

David McCrory said...

Yeah but one month isn't what I have in mind =-)!