Ernest Canning: We the people should not fear “big government.” Instead, as revealed by the poisoning of Flint’s water, the real threat to our health, safety and liberty comes from unaccountable oligarchy.
Tanya Acker: People who can’t read, however, are very easy to divide and even easier to command. No demagoguery can save us from that.
Derrick N. Ashong: the GOP field has managed to maintain a unified position in one key issue: Big Government. It’s big, it’s bad and it’s coming to get you.
Steve Hochstadt: If conservatives have nothing good to say about our government, why don’t they let the rest of us figure out how to make our great country even better?
H. Scott Prosterman: In some parts of the country, the words “Nancy Pelosi” and “Barbara Boxer” are dirty words. They symbolize divisiveness, alienation, big government, taxes. All over the country people are giving Tea Parties so they can socialize over crumpets and vent their anger about Pelosi and Boxer and their San Francisco values.
Tom Degan: Shouldn’t the argument be focused – not on “big government” – but rather on “good government”? Efficiency versus incompetence? We are now a nation of over three-hundred million people. The very idea that the government should be made smaller – or done away with entirely – is beyond idiotic.
by Gene Rothman — A new Goldilocks gauge has gripped the Guardians of Greed. Too Big to Fail (TBTF) used to be one size fits all. Big corporations would be bailed out only if they were Big Enough. But now, the fickle public has grown Leery of the Too Large. It may now be seen […]