View Poll Results: Less Government or Better Government?

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Not sure what you mean by that, but I'll assume it means you are surprised by my assessment. I guess that means you think smaller government is better?
    To many lefties its a given that more govt is a good thing.

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Explain why you don't think a smaller government would be better please.
    Smaller than what?

    The size of government should be equal to the size of the problem(s) it is attempting to address.

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Smaller than what?

    The size of government should be equal to the size of the problem(s) it is attempting to address.
    Holy smokes! Every single ONE of us would have to work for the government!

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I am reminded of an experience by a young Thomas Sowell, who at the time was actually a Marxist.
    Try spending a little time in the military.

    Trust me. You'll learn aaaallll about the wonders of "bureaucracy" before you even finish your first week.

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Holy smokes! Every single ONE of us would have to work for the government!
    I would ask how you misconstrued my statement this time, but I really don't care.

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I would ask how you misconstrued my statement this time, but I really don't care.
    Well Duh! You said the size of government should be equal to the size of the problems we are trying to tackle (in so many words).

    Are you taking your ball and going home now?

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Smaller than what?

    The size of government should be equal to the size of the problem(s) it is attempting to address.
    But what if the government is the reason for the problems that exist in the first place?

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well Duh! You said the size of government should be equal to the size of the problems we are trying to tackle (in so many words).
    Nope. I said problem. As in, if a problem is set before the government to solve, then government should be big enough to solve it. Or not.

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    But what if the government is the reason for the problems that exist in the first place?
    If you believe that government is so abhorrent that it sucks even when its working properly, I would opt for the smallest government possible.

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Nope. I said problem. As in, if a problem is set before the government to solve, then government should be big enough to solve it. Or not.
    Such as? An example of such a "problem" would be nice. How about you take a look at this list of governmental agencies and tell us what you think we need to add and why.

    A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies (A) | USA.gov

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