Big government

Dear Editor:I used to look at problems in society through the "eyes of a Republican". Not anymore. I am still a Republican, but I do not base my decisions on what the "party line" says is best. I am finally tired of both political parties, funded by big business, pitting us against each other. I feel they do this so we take our attention off the bigger picture. The bigger picture of progressive politicians growing our government so a majority of us will "need" them to do "stuff" for us. Things we could, and should, do ourselves through the private sector, with limited government oversight. Government should always help the helpless, but not the clueless. If you look at any major city across this country, most of them controlled by the progressive politicians of both parties, they have been a total disaster, the worst problem being spending on things that are not mandatory. I am sure it was done with good intentions, but it has been run into the ground by big government. It looks great in the beginning but it will slowly, like under President Bush or Obama, start to deteriorate. Look back at the societies that chose big government. They have all failed under the pressure of high taxes, corruption and greed. If businesses behave this way we have the freedom to choose to go someplace else (competition). We are basically stuck with big government for years to come. Limited government with lower taxes to spend on how you see fit is the best way. - Jeffrey East, Downey

********** Published: April 16, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 52