OpinionUSA's gubmint will never ever downsize because it needs to be big to bully and wage war effectively
      – BorgClown, 2009-06-27 at 03:28:02   (5 comments)

On 2009-06-27 at 03:28:30, BorgClown wrote...
So, no chance at the fairtax. Sorry DB.
On 2009-06-27 at 21:01:48, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I agree with the first part but not so much with the second. Both the government and the military will remain big (until the civilisation collapses) but their sizes aren't really linked. If anything, their sizes are linked to the size of the country itself.
On 2009-06-28 at 04:00:53, BorgClown wrote...
USA as a curious cake: Almost-military crust with an almost-democracy filling.
On 2009-06-30 at 13:25:24, DigitalBoss wrote...
Our politicians love power. They love to increase their power, not lower it. They think this country is great because of government and they will do anything to increase the size of government.
On 2009-06-30 at 16:50:09, Lee J Haywood wrote...
There's a limit on the size of a government though - you cannot have everyone working for them. Well, okay, maybe you could... but Western governments like market forces to control everything, and that's almost worse than having too much government control.