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Brian Gongol

April 17, 2007

Socialism Doesn't Work The welfare state snuck in the back door
Including jobs that depend upon Federal spending, Social Security, and other transfer payments, a majority of Americans get their bread buttered by Federal tax dollars. Most people will be inclined to talk about how it's a sign that there's too much government dependency. But even if government as a whole were doing exactly the amount it should be without a single dollar of overreach, the figure would still be a problem, because it means the Federal government massively outweighs the individual state governments. Unless the states have the leading role in fiscal accountability for the nation as a whole, the entire country will be perpetually held hostage to small, greedy, and utterly unaccountable interest groups who can get away with whatever they want. The farther away they get from city hall, the county courthouse, or the state capitol, the less accountable they are to the taxpayers footing the bill.

Graphics Graphic of the day: Row Housing

Water News Omaha MUD releases annual report

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