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Stossel says, “There you have it. Government doesn’t have to follow same rules. When they lose money, they just demand we give them more. And we do.” Why do we do that? Why haven’t we demanded fiscal responsibility of our Government? The Republicans blame Democrats for spending. The Democrats blame Republicans, and nothing significant ever gets done. We still see fraud and waste in spending. Will it ever change?
I believe that Government is essential to any society. I believe that laws should be enacted and enforced for common good; however, I believe Government can get too big and too powerful. When our Government was first formed, it gave us basic services and taxed us a fraction of what we are taxed today. After Stock Market crash of 1929, our Government started expanding to help common man get back to work. Good idea, but we are still paying bill. The Government kept growing until it became unmanageable.
Thanks to great Reformers named Martin Luther and John Calvin, America was built on Capitalism. The free market is foundation on which America has prospered for over 200 years. The free market continues to fuel America today, but it is ever in danger of being doused by big Government and its controls. Government services can be good, but Government can’t change and flex in short notice like Capitalism can. Competition among American merchants is good for everyone involved. But Government services can’t flex and move like free markets can. Government services are too fat, and too slow to adapt to changing markets; therefore, Government should govern and let business do what it does best—do business. What say you?
Give Stossel’s book a read, and then write your Representative, telling her she needs to be advised. Americans are demanding a shaping up and trimming down of their Government. Pastor T. dash.
Pastors a small church in Broken Arrow, OK. Retired police officer. United States Navy veteran. Father of three grown children.