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Finally, one area where Big Government is good

craigfarmer

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As a newliberal, I'm on a mission to distinguish between liberal goals, and the traditional method of securing them through "big government", one plan for everybody type thinking.

I constantly offer ideas to get healthcare to all americans through a "choice" system, where they can choose no plan and keep their money, use their own doctor, try any healthcare model that works in the marketplace , or a government Medicare system as a last resort.

likewise in Education...

We should have the government out of the daily delivery of education, and the designing of curriculums, etc. . The government should guarantee as much as possible that every child gets the avg. amount spent per state (usually $8,000 or more) to get home-school, neighborhood school, any private school with an educational mission, or a public school (where each one was a charter school).

We need to do what works, and usually that is a properly designed system that encourages as much freedom as possible, with the government working against waste, fraud, and abuse.

Yet here is an area where Big Government is needed:

http://www.newliberals.org/ideasthatmatter.htm

and

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050430/ap_on_sc/human_animal_mixing_3&printer=1


Being a true liberal means being able to support the right tax cuts and tax policy, or the right tax increases based on the facts.

It also means dismantling big centralized government programs where they are counterproductive, and enacting them when it is needed.

Craig Farmer
making the word "liberal" safe again!
 
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