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  •  talking about small govt obscures (3+ / 0-)

    the legitimate discussion about how to make govt work better.  Any organization, especially a large organization (this includes corporations !), can lose focus, wander and not accomplish those things they are supposed to be working towards.

    The republicans have been very good at convincing people that we should just get rid of government, instead of focusing on how to make it work better for the people.

    I'm not interested in having govt work better for Exxon.

    Curiously, republicans always want to start making govt smaller by doing away with programs which protect people from predatory corps.

    •  I have yet to meet any "small government" person (1+ / 0-)
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      who can tell me exactly what "small" would look like when all the cuts are done.

      Just rants, is all I hear.

      The most violent element in society is ignorance.

      by Mr MadAsHell on Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 09:28:00 PM PST

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      •  I Can Introduce You to Small Government People (1+ / 0-)
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        Mr MadAsHell

        ...and you won't even have to leave home. Just go to It's loaded with folks who want no helmet laws, non-smoking laws, gun control laws, food safety laws, prescription or drug control laws, compulsory go-to-school laws, or speed limits. They are very specific: they want to do anything they want, whenever they want to do it, and they don't want no stinkin' commie government telling them they can't. What's more, they are fond of explaining, they have buried a few extra guns and many rounds of ammo in the back yard, so when Obama comes to confiscate their weapons, they will be prepared to defend their freedom. Government? They want it to do nothing but national defense (and plenty of gratuitous aggression). So what would such a small-government-governed United States look like? Baghdad ca 2003; the US frontier ca 1765 on a really bad day; Armageddon.

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