List the best thing Government ever did for you...personally

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    Was thinking about this subject while driving home from work today. Listening to my usual Talk Radio show, I grew tired of the callers bitching about one candidate or the other. I started thinking, 'I'm so tired of government - politics. There has to be ONE thing I've received from the Gubbment, personally.'

    Unemployment Compensation? Yeah...I've been on that for perhaps a year - cumulative over the course of my life.

    I'm drawing a blank. Intangibles such as 'security' and junk...sure. But specifically I can't come up with anything.

    Tax refund? No - that's my money they are giving back (without interest).
    Tax Break? No - that is allowing me to keep what is already mine.

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    Ideas?
     
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    Hmm.. They....taught me that I really *don't* need money by scarfing up 30% of the 401k money I withdrew...
     
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    :salute: Trained me how to kill sir!
     
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    This might be painting it with a broader stroke than you had in mind, =d=, but here goes.

    Once upon a time,the government- in the person of one Ronald Wilson Reagan - did a strange thing. It performed one of it's strictly mandated Constitutional functions by providing for the national defense. In so doing, it broke the back of Soviet tyranny, and allowed me, personally, to live in a world where I didn't have to worry about the threat of nuclear annihilation. It is also worth noting that it did this over the screeching protests of every liberal politician, filmmaker, educator, journalist, musician, and otherwise pampered, head-up-the-ass America hater who could find an audience.
     
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    ...in return for you being their pawn for x-number of years. Not a 'gift'...it's more like being the gubbments 'indentured servant' :)
     
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    Depends on who was in office at the time. When Conservatives are in office they best thing they do is give me some of my tax money back so I can expand my business, and then they stay out of my business, so I can expand my business....... :salute:
     
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    It was not for me particulary, but I personally used great places to attend school at UCLA and UCSB; built by the Republic of California.
     
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    Not true, these are life long skills, I can now pick and choose my mission. The choice is mine.
     
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    nothing.
     
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    They hired me.
     

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