"Federal regulations alone are estimated to cost Americans more than $600 billion yearly. We pay government in lives shortened or lost because of delays in new drug approvals. Because of a raft of restrictive barriers to enterprise, we pay for government in terms of businesses stymied or never started and jobs never created. A government education monopoly that often fails to educate exacts a terrible price by stunting careers and squandering immense human potential. One cost of government that can’t be reckoned in dollars and cents -- a diminution of the individual’s basic freedom to act and speak on his own -- has been deemed important enough to spark a revolution from time to time."
Dr. Lawrence W. Reed
(1953-) President of the Foundation for Economic Education, economist, author
There’s More to Government Than You Think, The Freeman, April 1997, P. 195
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Theres a monster on the loose, its got our heads in a noose, and it sits there watchin.Strppenwolf
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    Like the dead weight that it is...Government kills free enterprise.
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    And what an expensive dead weight they are J Carlton.
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    an accurate observation
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