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Government Creates Poverty

John Stossel

The U.S. government has “helped” no group more than it has “helped” the American Indians. It stuns me when President Obama appears before Indian groups and says things like, “Few have been ignored by Washington for as long as Native Americans.”Ignored? Are you kidding me? They should be so lucky. The government has made most Indian tribes wards of the state. Government manages their land, provides their health care, and pays for housing and child care. Twenty different departments and agencies have special “native American” programs. The result? Indians have the highest poverty rate, nearly 25 percent, and the lowest life expectancy of any group in America. Sixty-six percent are born to single mothers.Nevertheless, Indian activists want more government “help.”It is intuitive to assume that, when people struggle, government “help” is the answer. The opposite is true. American groups who are helped the most, do the worst. Continue reading →

What Phil Believes about Government

by Phil King –

“Don’t spend what you don’t have. Problems created by over spending and debt won’t be solved by more spending and more debt. Keep taxes as low as possible and the tax system as simple as possible. Excessive regulation smothers life and commerce. Whatever regulation government maintains must be predictable and navigable. Make courts accessible but don’t let them become profit centers or law makers. Focus on the basic responsibilities of government – public safety, education, and transportation. Make local control the first resort, not the last. Don’t let government compete with business. Government must never provide goods and services that are available from the private sector. Trust people over big government. Government can never be all things to all people.”

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