What fuels the Big Government crowd...

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    ...the most in your opinion? Below is a few suggestions I put out for you to pick from. Feel free to add your own suggestion(s)/input...

    1) Strength in number?

    2) Hopes of permanent government employment?

    3) Welfare programs/free ride?

    4) Social programs/social security etc?

    5) Hopes of political power?

    6) Light workload for big pay?

    7) Government worship of the collective whole?

    8) Union protection/can't be fired?

    9) Lucrative retirement?

    10) All of the above?
     
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    11) Miss Placed Trust
     
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    Dope.

    Patchouli oil.

    Blue tortilla chips and organic guacamole.

    The naïve belief that they won't eventually have to pay for the free lunch that they're demanding.
     
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    Freebies. That's what it's mostly about for the Nanny State crowd. The allure of Government Freebies is very powerful. Many people will gladly give up their freedom & liberty if it means grabbing those Freebies. That's a very bad trade-off though. The all-powerful Nanny State is bad for everyone. Grabbing a few Freebies just isn't worth giving up your freedom. But it's very hard for many to understand that. Also,nothing is for free. Someone always pays.
     
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    The history of what happened (and is now happening) when BIG CAPITAL had (is gaining) all the power.


     
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    You got me, might want to ask the repubs that supported bush why they supported massive govt growth.
     
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    Gee. Nothing is free? And you know this information while I do not? How smart you are!

    What freebies are you accusing ME of grabbing. I am a small business owner and I earn enough to earn the label "middle class". What freebies am I grabbing?
     
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    I think what fuels big government more then anything else is welfare for corporations. Take this latest example of giving banks control of food stamps in several states. These banks are making hundreds of millions of dollars each month off of this government program.

    This is just one example. The common misconception is that the 'social safety net' is the problem, but the real problem is all the corporations that have there dirty fingers in the treasury. Federal money for the department of agriculture (which is where foodstamps come from) is like 1% of the federal budget. Not exactly the big elephant in the room, pun intended.
     
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    There is no such thing as "the big government crowd."
     
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    This is not true. Every successful corporation is a big government fan. They like the regulation, they like the wealth redistribution, they like the war on drugs, they like the military conflicts. Why?? Is because all of that gives them MONEY. It gives them a PURPOSE to exist.

    If you were to restrict your statement to living breathing human beings then I would agree with you 99% :lol: of the way.
     

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