Published: Sunday, Dec. 15 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
Mr Krauthammer does not see that much of the difficulty government has with its
own performance is due to private sector opposition. Why this opposition?
Because government often threatens the private sector's headlong desire for
unlimited profits. We see this in environmental regulation - the private sector
routinely sabotages the EPA's efforts to protect the public from chemical
exposure and foul air. Of course we see this opposition in health care. The
object of the health care industry is to maximize profits. It is not to protect
the health of the public. Health reform is hamstrung by the need to protect the
profits of health insurers, physicians, and hospitals. Corporations
sabotage government. It has been going on since the New Deal days. With the
New Deal the U.S. corporate sector determined to dismantle it regardless of harm
to the public. They are succeeding. But the time will come when the public
will have had enough with this nonsense.
Another typical piece by Charles. It complains and bashes Obama
throughout the piece, but fails to offer any substantive suggestions to fix
anything.This mimics todays GOP. Complain, carp and inflame, but
offer no alternative plans.Until the GOP starts putting forth an
actual plan than they are FOR instead of being AGAINST anything the Dems do,
they will flounder.
Every time you demean yourself and read this drivel you walk away completely
convinced there is no hope for America. There isn't enough contextual
truth in this piece to start any kind of a rational discussion so guess what we
won't have one. What does "big" mean? If it's a
processes that stretchs across an entire society, yup it's going to be
bigger than if it didn't. Does that make it's wrong though?
Can't have that discussion though when foundationally big is bad and "
and we're finding out buying insurance is complicated", "or you
didn't build it yourself" are ripped out of protracted discussions as
stand alone facts. eg. guns can't kill people by themselves.
It takes a person to pick up a gun and pull the trigger, thus we need to
concentrate on the person not the gun."guns can't kill
people "It's easy, it's dishonest, and it divisive.
Then I guess that's the intent.
Marxist; Yep, its those darn evil corporations causing all the out of control
government spending! You know, those organizations that employ millions of
Americans who produce most of our clothes, energy, food, transportation,
medicines and already pay the highest corporate taxes in the world. Drat those
"evil" corporations anyway! Drat them!
Marxist,Opposition in politics is not new. If Obama can't take
the heat…Great ideas persevere. Bad ideas are exposed.
Solyndra, Obamacare, Cash for Clunkers, …the emperor has been exposed and
is severely lacking.
As I recall the word efficiency is not mentioned in the founding documents of
the United States of America.Governments are created to do those
things that their creators can’t or don’t want to do for themselves.
Efficiency is nice but the overriding main and most important thing is to do
the job as asked. If the government fails its job of controlling and promoting
the welfare of its people, it doesn’t really matter how efficient it was.
Nice try, but the problem is our contractor system where we just sell things to
the lowest bidder, even if that bidder is garbage. That's how we got our
lousy website that needed a couple months to fix up. You know what the pathetic
Are we to believe that the people are here to serve the government and that the
government, after being served, will let a few bread crumbs fall from its table
to feed the multitudes. Nothing in the Constitution requires that we forward
all money to the government and that the government then send us a few pennies.
The purpose of the Federal Ggvernment is to do the minimal amount of ANYTHING
necessary so that lower levels of government (those closer to the people) or
that the people themselves can solve the problems. The "Government" was
not instituted by the people to solve our personal problems. The
"Government" was instituted to protect the union of states from enemies
and to make certain that large states did not take advantage of small states.
How that concept got twisted so that those who have a head cold can
run to government to get an aspirin is beyond belief.Big government
is our enemy. It takes money from those who risk that money and gives it to
those who will take no risks. The end result is that those who can risk money
will refuse to take that risk and everyone will starve.
The federal government grew by over 40% under Bush. Why wasn't this article
written when he was still president?
More disingenuous half-truths from the bleachers in right field...Since the free market has given us the most expensive (by far) healthcare
system in the world that leaves tens of millions without its benefits (heart
attacks on the front lawn of emergency rooms notwithstanding) and inflates on
average at three times the CPI; when conservatives ever come up with more than
just margin-tweak plans to address these dysfunctions then their lecturing us on
the problems of big government will sound like more than just anti-everything
claptrap and may look a bit credible.Until then articles like these
have more in common with movie reviews – pieces by critics claiming better
knowledge on how it should be done while never actually producing anything of
re: Thid "Yep, its those darn evil corporations causing all the out of
control government spending! You know, those organizations that employ millions
of Americans who produce most of our clothes, energy, food, transportation,
medicines ..." Yes, corporations do those things because that's how we
produce stuff in this system. But corporations are not one dimensional. They
not only direct production, they also exploit labor, poison our environment and
food, and promote global warming. Corporations not only produce, they are at
the same time destructive and they are destroying our society. Yes, things are
The USSR had the biggest, most wealth redistributing, most controlling of
businesses government that has ever existed. It imploded on itself, and all the
little states ended up being their own states. Well, at least I live
in Utah, not NY, MI, or CA. Our state should be pretty good. But the
big thing that 50 little states cannot do is have a successful military defense.
Who will look out for our defense? After this president? Iran, Al
Qaeda, The Muslim Brotherhood, the Taliban, or Putin. Won't that be great?
@Badgerbadger - what are you talking about.... Utah becoming its own country
because we have a democrat as president? Are you serious? Are you actually
comparing your life situation to the lives of those who lived in the Soviet
Union.... that your freedoms are just as impaired? Honestly? "Well, at least I live in Utah, not NY, MI, or CA. Our state should be
pretty good. " You do realize thats largest employer is the federal
government. Do you think the State of Utah is financially prepared for the cost
of running Hill Field, if there is anything there left to manage? The State of
Utah is also a net subsidized state - it receives more back from the Feds then
it does collect in federal taxes. The state would have to collect all the the
federal government does, and then some, just to keep services where they are.
Good luck with that.I am not sure why some are so compelled to
believe the absurd - that because of Obama, these terrorist organization will
become more powerful. Name one of these that is more powerful now than they
were 5 years ago.. one.
Have you ever worked with a guy that never takes responsibility for anything and
always seems to get away with it? It is the pinnacle of frustration. Many of
these worthless slugs get promoted as well simply because they are artists in
blaming others and creating a perception that they are never responsible.
Usually these masters of deception finally get discovered and usually fired in
the corporate world but I have seen them ride the gravy train for years before
they finally get exposed. Barack is a master of one thing...deception. He is an
artist of always shifting responsibility and making it appear as though he is
just one of us frustrated out of our mind with our incompetent corrupt
government. Obviously Barack is the source of everything that is now exploding
in our faces and eventually history will see him as the imposter that he is
...but in the mean time he will continue with the facade.
Patriot.... where the heck do you get your information? In one breath, we have
Obama never takes responsibility. Then, the same crowd calls him the
apologizer and chief. I can come up with dozens of examples where
Obama has said " I take responsibility". You simply have to do a
quick google of "Obama takes Responsibility". its not that hard. Let
me get you started with some headlines."A.M. Links: Obama Wants
Democrats To Take Responsibility For Obamacare""Obama Takes
Responsibility for Libya"Both of these from the Wall Street
Journal"Obama takes on responsibility for response to oil
spill"AP New feed.We could go on and on. So again,
I have no idea where you get your talking points from, but its reliability, or
honesty is truly dubious. It just isn't hard to find data the shows the
claims you are making are just plain false. Perhaps you want to hate so much,
you will just accept anything that fits your agenda... not sure. But this claim
is absolutely, and demonstrably false.
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