Letter: Big government not a solution

  • Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 12:01 a.m.

There is no problem that cannot be solved by big government, according to Anthony DiStefano’s columns. The opposite is true.

Big government programs are doomed to failure because bureaucracy is not capable of managing these programs. The reason they are never labeled as failures is because the government does not want the effects measured or audited, which would expose them. As President Reagan said, the closest thing to eternal life on earth is a government program.

There is no accountability, on purpose. There is no accounting for success or failure, only claims of success in spending the appropriations by their proponents when they ask for more money every year. Congress should never pass another “comprehensive” bill again. Case in point, the comprehensive immigration bill, which is only open borders in disguise.  Obamacare is the first step to  single-payer health care which Obama, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Sen. Harry Reid want, but has never been successful. There is never enough money to carry out its utopian aims, only high costs, waiting for service, and denial of service.

Social Security and Medicare are going bankrupt and there are no plans to fix them.  More than 200 separate job training programs exist ,and we still have jobs going unfilled because there are not the workers trained to fill them.

We have more than $16 trillion in government debt used to finance big government programs, such as Johnson’s war on poverty, and we still have the same poor, discouraged unemployed work force and poor school performance, getting worse every year since the U.S. Department of Education was formed.

Thomas N. Dean

Aiken

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