"The only reason for a government service is precisely to provide financial support for an operation that is otherwise unsustainable, or else there would be no point in the government’s involvement at all."
Lew Rockwell
[Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.] (1944- ) Chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute
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Excellent--As many things would not exist today if they were not supported via regulation or by wealth of the government. Politician Campaign Funds exchanged for special interest needs equals government.
 -- Anonymous, Denver     
    Government has no wealth and creates no wealth. nationalizing crony corporationsw and banks because they are ``too big too fail`` is absolutely Castro style Communism.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Businesses in this country survive in spite of the government, not because of it. It's downright scary when you realize that about 600 lawyers in Washington make decisions daily that directly effect our lives.
     -- jim k, Austin,tx     
    ABSOLUTELY ! ! ! , in addition, when you subsidize something, it grows (despotism, tyranny, poverty, a police state, industrial military complex, etc.)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    You got that right!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    In this modern era what is left that government must provide? The common defense? Interstate infrastructure planning? Little comes to mind.
     -- Justin, Elkland     
    Less Federal government would let the states more open to get people on their feet and create jobs, especially in small business. The Unions have to go. They are destroying America and ripping off their members.
     -- Anonymous, USA     
    The only reason for a government service is in order to create the neighborhoods, cities, towns, states, nations, and world community that we desire to have. The community of the uviverse will come later as we keep traveling in space. Anonymous appears to be unaware that the states and local communities especially Palin's socialist Alaska lean hard on the Feds to fund their state projects. He apparently has never heard of earmarks, How can that be!
     -- Waffler, Smith     
     -- Ngene Hilary, Lagos      
    Yep, Waffler is traveling in space as usual.
     -- warren, olathe     
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