Friday, October 30, 2009

Education, health care and the government

"Even the most fervent believer in ambitious and expensive federal initiatives must concede that President Carter's much-ballyhooed 1979 creation of the Department of Education never produced the promised renaissance in public schools--despite its current employment of five thousand full-time Washington bureaucrats and annual expenditures of more than $70 billion of the people's money" (Medved, Michael. The 10 Big Lies About America, 140).

Just think how much education might be improved if we abolished the Department of Education and gave that money to the schools!

This is what happens when government takes over. It will happen to health care too. And yet, for reasons beyond comprehension, many Americas keep on thinking this time will be different!

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