CDZ Isn't smaller governance better?

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    The topic of my thread is whether or not having smaller government is better than larger government. One reason I posited that places like Denmark and Sweden might be happier than those in other nations is that they are small nations with more of a "local" federalized government, unlike the U.S. or China or Russia, etc.
     
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    The federal budget for the DoED is about $70 billion. If this department didn't exist, it would be possible to reduce federal taxes, which would leave more money in local jurisdictions, who could then ask for more money and, possibly, get it.
     
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    We have a population of 330 million, the largest economy in the history of mankind, the largest military

    Why would we settle for small government ???
     
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    $70 billion will reduce expenses?

    The military budget is ten times that
     
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    Possibly, depending on the locale. How do disadvantaged kids catch a break when they live in a locale that would not support higher taxes at the local level?
     
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    I didn't say we should have a "small" government, whatever that would entail.

    I do believe that we would be better off if we did LESS governing at the federal level in as I believe there are some things that local government can do better, such as, for example, managing our public schools.
     
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    I think states and local communities can better address the needs of their students.
     
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    I would think it depends largely on the tax base. Federal programs help those in need.
     
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    I take it you're opposed to cutting anything from the federal budget. The more the fed spends, the better, right?
     
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    I believe it's a matter the state should address.
     

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