Uhg. . .
Reader comment on: Bush Institute 4 Percent Growth Conference
Submitted by ben (United States), Apr 11, 2012 14:05
I hate when people cherry pick historical negatives without at least acknowledging the positives (or vice versa). Returning to the "golden age" when government only was 10% of the economy would also mean returning to a time when many seniors were impoverished, infant mortality was drastically higher, fewer children went to school etc. It isn't like the increase in government has resulted in no positive outcomes.
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
Now the seniors aren't impoverished, just the future generations paying the debt for their pensions and health care! But George W. Bush probably agrees with you, which is why rather than trying to repeal or roll back Medicare he added a prescription drug benefit, and rather than trying to roll back federal education spending he increased it with No Child Left Behind.
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