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Opening Arguments

Just one of many

Obamacare is just one in a long list of big-government programs that don't work as advertised:

There’s considerable concern in progressive quarters that the Obamacare debacles will make people skeptical about government competency and public solutions, thus setting back the cause of liberalism for a generation. Perhaps, but unlikely. If massive, ineffectual government programs cause people to reject future massive, ineffectual programs, why didn’t the following programs stop passage of Obamacare in its tracks?

The list includes the stimulus, the Department of Energy, the Department of Education, Head Start, Affirmative Action and the spectacularly ineffectiver War on poverty ($15 trillion and counting). If we were going to get sick and tired of big government wasting more and more of our money, it would have happened a long time ago.


Rebecca Mallory
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:09am

George Will wrote, "World War II was the last government program that really worked."

After reading the trustees' report on SocialSecurity/Medicare/Medicaid, I have to agree with Mr. Will.