Big Government Is The Problem!

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  1. Orange_Juice
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    Or not enough of it, actually! Heck of a job Bushie! :eusa_clap:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080725...la_lobbying;_ylt=AusHVTrsj3TgE9q2nMUwAgqs0NUE
     
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    stivex puts the gu in guru

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    Now maybe they have learned that they should be responsible. It is not the government's role to make people responsible, nor should it be.
     
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    so true...time to open all the prisons up...better free all the murders :badgrin:
     
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    Diuretic Permanently confused

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    The fools in our last federal government tried this. They just about ruined our equestrian industry. We need more regulation, more inspection and enforcement. Just as well we threw the idiots out.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    It isn't?

    So we should eliminate all policing powers then, too?

    Make people responsible for their actions and to hell with speed limit signs, all laws and so forth?

    Or did you mean something more subtle than that, but are too lazy or too inarticlate to say what you really mean?
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Oh... sorry hadn't read the above before I reponded above.

    I see Doeton's mind and mine work in similar ways.

    The road to hell is also paved with sweeping generalizations Stivex.
     
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    The road to hell is also littered with the naive. If it was such a good idea, than they should have continued WITHOUT THE NEED of government telling them to. That was my point.
     
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    midcan5 liberal / progressive

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    This is one of the more naive beliefs of the anti government crowd. It goes something like this: people in a free market system will all be saints because I believe it. So there is no need for big bad government to regulate banks or savings and loans or food because people are not greedy but saintly and they would never cheat or rob or steal or do any bad things to make lots of money. If you believe that you can believe anything and thus they do: Trickle down is wonderful. Sending jobs overseas is wonderful. Importing crap from China is wonderful, plus it's cheap. The wonderful list goes on and on and on.....
     
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    I think we should always strive for a balance between Limiting government intrusions into our lives, and proper regulations and laws, to keep our society solvent and safe.
     
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    "Be careful what you wish for because you might get it."
    Oh heck! We all know that DC is full of Animal Quackers - we voted for them - we got what we voted for :doubt:

    BTW ... I like my Orange Juice cold and freshly squeezed. And .... I pray that you are not OJ Simpson in disguise - he is ALL that we need in here! :D
     

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