Financial Tips Corliss Group Online Magazine: 10 Things Liberals Believe the Government Does Well

Topics: Federal government of the United States, Government, Political philosophy Pages: 2 (723 words) Published: October 13, 2014
Financial Tips Corliss Group Online Magazine: 10
Things Liberals Believe the Government Does Well
Is there anything that big government does well? I mean sure, our military is really pretty practiced at breaking things and shooting people; which (I guess) explains why they are being sent to fight Ebola. (If that logic escapes you, don’t worry… I think a lot of us feel that way.) And yeah, the IRS is pretty good at separating me from my hard-earned money; but, then again, so is Banana Republic. At least Banana Republic has the good taste to compete for my cash.

This basic question (“What does big government do well”) seems to confound liberals. We on the right have been asking it for decades… And we still haven’t been able to solicit a single honest answer from defenders of of the state. In fact, satire, sarcasm, and a little incredulity, is the general response from our esteemed colleagues on the other side of the ideological divide. I did, however, receive a list of “ten things government does well” from someone over the weekend. Of course, I couldn’t help but share it (and a few observations of my own) with the rest of the world:

Things that Government does well
(According to someone who I assume is a card-carrying member of Obama & Company): 1. Protecting our freedom
So that little dust-up in the 1770s was because government was just protecting our freedoms too vigorously?
2. Giving away land to common people
Um… What property are we talking about here? Because as far as I know, the government isn’t actually a “producer” of land – which tells me that the land it gives away to “common people” was first confiscated from someone else… Sure, government has turned “redistribution” into an art form, but I don’t think the forcible confiscation and redistribution of land coexists real well with “number one” on this list. 3. Educating everyone

The national graduation rate is a mere 75 percent; and only half of U.S. adults can name all three branches of...
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