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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The net affect of government policy from 1982 is still appropriate today......

As these people argue, government policies actually hurt those they intend to benefit more than they help. The war on poverty was being won, as economist Walter Williams explains, prior to President Johnson declaring war on poverty.....

But the 60's and 70's had a negative impact on minorities, when they were the ones that were supposed to be beneficiaries of the government largesse and rules. Minimum wage, government licensing and labor laws actually reduced the choice and ability of people to gain experience and is an obstacle to their being able to get their first job or experience.....

And then the social safety net of welfare leads to the breakup of minority families. The fabric of family life where people are dependent on each other is destroyed as government dependency programs attracted young women to have children out of wedlock.

The man can better support the family by leaving as compared to staying at home since if they leave, the family has the ability to access welfare programs.

The reality is that government programs take away people's ability to carve out a better way, make their own decisions and make a better life. This will be the problem with government takeover of healthcare. It will also reduce the ability to make one's own decisions, reduce responsibility and end up costing much more as the government deadhand will be a weight on the whole business. Good luck, you will regret this change.


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