January 29, 2009

I Swear

If I hear one more lecture about how only the free market and private enterprise can create jobs, I shall scream.

Private enterprise is cutting millions of jobs. The free market destroyed trillions of dollars of wealth when the housing bubble burst. The whole point of the stimulus is for government to step in and take up some of the slack. People don't need tax cuts for paychecks that they are not receiving any more.

Markets fail all the time. Private enterprise fails all the time. When that happens, government really does matter. Government keeps us in shelter. Government is what keeps us from starving to death.

The oposite of government is not freedom. The opposite of government is anarchy.

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