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This is not meant to be super-critical. But as a moderate, one of the mysteries I truly struggle with is that many people -- many really smart people -- seem to feel that we ought to have the government MORE involved in running things, whether health care, recession recovery, big-oil, whatever.
My problem is that I can't find anything that the government has tried to "run", or strongly influence, that they haven't screwed up -- Social Security (robbed the fund and won't "fix" it), Medicare (rampant fraud), Medicaid (rampant fraud), defense spending (rampant favoritism and fraud), railroads (broke), postal service (broke), education (ed levels go down as gov't intervention goes up), agriculture (lingering costly subsidies), tax codes, Cash for Clunkers, oil spill response (too slow, too restrictive), etc., etc.
I know that some very smart and reasonable people like high levels of government involvement. Would one or more of those people please tell me how they believe that greater government involvement and execution is the right way to go -- with ANYthing of substance?
This is a serious query -- I truly struggle with getting myself onto a level field for discussion because of this block I have regarding what I perceive as a near-total incompetence of our government to run ANYthing. I mostly want to hear from the pro-government side.
Please don't post to this if all you want to do is rant and rave. Is it possible to have a reasoned discussion on this blog?