"No government has ever commanded the resources at the disposal of our ungodly Leviathan, which consumes about 25 percent of the product of the world’s richest country. It is driven by a voracious alliance of government’s own employees, and those who receive benefits from the state. At least 90 million Americans either depend directly on government handouts or jobs, and each private worker must support not only himself and his family, but also carry a government worker on his shoulders."
Freedom and Its Enemies, American Spectator, June, 1999 P. 19
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 -- dick, fort worth      
Public Sector Unions and Unions in general have got to go. In the real world if they produce anything at all, it's of poor quality, overpriced and no one would buy it...that's why they have to be forced on us.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    And we KNOW how pleasant and competent those government workers are whom we carry on our shoulders...their images immortalized by Patty and Selma of The Simpsons. That's right, how many of us respect government workers? And the most cunning ones, like Clinton, make millions off of their gig.
     -- Byron, Fort Collins, CO     
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     -- John W Tobin, Newcastle      
    Way too true for way too long.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- workin man, york, pa      
    In the constitutionally limited representative republic there are to be as few servants as possible. Those servants are to administer duties that the individual sovereign could do for himself but does not have time. The individual sovereign is creating wealth to support self, family and a very few servants. When the servant becomes the master the representative republic is lost and the once sovereign becomes a helot, serf or slave. The once servant having become a conquering god, demands from the chattel herd tribute and anything else it/they desire. The size of the herd that now creates the wealth the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land and its patrons consume has shrunk closer to 25 percent of the population.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- jim k, Austin      
    Purging of the communist infiltration and leadership positions within Union Labor Parties. Tom Bethel and Joseph McCarthy were always on point and knew O to well what was and had taken place prior to and post WWII. Knowing FDR was leading the Communist spear head of control. Communist subversion and infiltration of the State Department. Rings True Today, Hillary being the Fabian Socialist leader of the democratic socialist party, running openly today. Investigations of the Army by McCarthy bear out his justifiable actions. To bring to light the number of communist within the senate, a vote of 67 to 22, in favor of censuring McCarthy speaks for itself. With investigation to corruption within religious denominations, " The largest single group supporting the Communist apparatus in the United States is composed of Protestant Clergymen." J.B.Matthews
     -- Ronw13, Yachats OR     
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     -- Rita, Richland      
     -- Mary, MI      
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