It's too small! We need to expand govt healthcare, infrastructure and buying failing companies.
It is just about right. Govt provides essential services that for-profit companies can't.
It is too big. Reduce the deficit by reducing military and limiting entitlement eligibility.
It is TOO BIG!!! Entitlements to the states, reduce military, elim. Departments. Target: 25% GDP.
It is TOO BIG!!! Entitlements to the states, reduce military, elim. Departments. Target: 10% GDP.
Thanks to FDR raping the tenth amendment with the help of a bunch of cowardly jurists who ignored 130 years of precedent, we have idiots who believe "the general welfare clause" empowers congress to do whatever it wants and the commerce clause was designed to ban medical marijuana grown in your own city or that congress can ignore the second amendment
Sell Obama's unused--still in original wrapping--Budget scalpel.......trade in the Republican's Budget axe.......and send in the Tea Party with their budget chainsaws.
The government was too big 70 years ago......and its been growing ever since.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
I don't think it is symbiotic, as the private economy may very well be able to survive without the gov't, but the gov't cannot survive without the private economy. Otherwise it is parasitism:Symbiotic relationships include those associations in which one organism lives on another (ectosymbiosis, such as mistletoe), or where one partner lives inside the other (endosymbiosis, such as lactobacilli and other bacteria in humans or zooxanthelles in corals). Symbiotic relationships may be either obligate, i.e., necessary for the survival of at least one of the organisms involved, or facultative, where the relationship is beneficial but not essential for survival of the organisms.
I think the jury is still out whether it is symbiosis or parasitism. Certainly in the case of the Roman Empire it was parasitism - the host did not survive.The harm and benefit in parasitic interactions concern the biological fitness of the organisms involved. Parasites reduce host fitness in many ways, ranging from general or specialized pathology (such as parasitic castration), impairment of secondary sex characteristics, to the modification of host behaviour. Parasites increase their fitness by exploiting hosts for resources necessary for the parasite's survival: (i.e. food, water, heat, habitat, and dispersal).