Is the U.S. Government Too Big to Succeed?

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    This is not a partisan issue. Over the years, the government has grown to such a behemoth that often one hand does not know what the other is doing. It's a cliché to say that government programs result in unintended consequences which often worsen the problem they were intended to solve (which then result in more doomed to fail "solutions").

    Observing the extreme fustercluck launched by the BP spill is just one petri dish of government ineffectiveness - but it causes me to conclude that our government has grown to the point where it is congenitally unable to succeed.
     
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    It wont be long.
     
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    I'm inclined to agree. The debt levels combined with the excessive liabilities for public employee pensions and SS/Medicare insolvency alone are at the point where the Ponzi Scheme is going to collapse.

    It's going to get very very ugly.
     
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    It was too big to succeed years ago, it is now getting to big to survive.
     
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    300 million people
    $15 trillion GDP
    Most powerful military in the history of the world
    3.5 million square miles of area
    Most powerful economic engine in the world

    What part of that says small government?
     
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    Government programs should come with a packet insert, just like pharmaceuticals, containing warnings about all the unintended consequences of said programs and should be thoroughly read and digested prior to voting. I've found that with most things, less is more. It certainly is the case with government.
     
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    Federal debt at 93% of GDP, and soon to cross the 100% threshold. Such levels mean lower economic growth, slower job creation, and higher unemployment.

    And the correct concept is: limited government.
     
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    Indeed. Instead, we have to let Congress pass the bills before we get to know what's in them.
     
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    As a country, we are top-heavy. The weight needs to be shifted back down to the bottom, where we the common folk reside. ( and small business )
     
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    It's too incompetent, inept and far too insulated from the negative economic repercussions of their inefficient and ineffective policies to succeed at anything, its size nonwithstanding.
     

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