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Mike Colera


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Are the T.E.A. commentators correct?

In a recent article in the local paper, a member of the Taxed Enough Already association asserted that his association was concerned on the expansion of the Federal Government into areas that were not addressed in the US Constitution and consuming excessive tax monies to ineffectively effect the outcomes. He made strong arguments for his case.
He went on to state that bureaucracies tend to grow like a cancer feeding on a healthy government until the time of it's demise.
I thought that it was a little overstated.
And then I remembered and old comedy show where the premise was based on writing of a former British bureaucrat who formulated Parkinson Law.
It says that officials want to expand the number of subordinates and limit their
rivals and they want to make work for their colleagues. It also address that the time to do work is the time allotted.
This seems to be true. I look at Federal Secretariats that have been created in the last 50 years in health, education, and poverty and we now have more poor, uneducated and sick people then ever...
We have a Department of Agriculture that has almost as many employees as farmers in the country.
Maybe these T.E.A people are on to something..


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  • Oct 27 2013: The facts is that government is an institution like any other in that its inherent goal to survive is to replicate and spread it genes, but what make government scarier is that it monopolizes force to do so.. When a nonprofit spreads its influence and grows it do to private funding and possibly government handouts, and a business does so by providing the consumer with needed goods and gaining capital. Governments use force and every government
    program and legal statute has such an inertia behind it that once it gets started it is nearly impossible to stop. Corporate welfare is a huge problem in America along with many other intrusive government programs many of which hold little to no support by the American people on both sides of the aisle. The reason these policies don't end is because they become fused into the machine we call society,, Business, charity, and other social endeavors can maintain themselves fine without government but because government has been there so long the entire dynamics of the system evolved to accomadate the presence of large beuracracy. Walmart, Big Pharma, labor unions, and nonprofits all have grown accustomed to big government because government is the Wh*re that makes itself available for everyone to use

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