Thursday, October 02, 2008

A voice against socialism in America

Food for thought from U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint on the the unrestrained growth of government in America:
"Our own government appears to be leading our country into the pit of socialism. We've seen this government socialize our education system and make our schools among the worst in the world. We've seen this government take over most of our healthcare system making private insurance less and less affordable. We've seen this government socialize our energy resources and bring our nation to its knees by cutting the development of our own oil and natural gas supplies. And now we see this Congress yielding its constitutional obligations to a federal bureaucracy giving it the power to control virtually our entire financial system."

And now might be an appropriate time to remind you that our entitlement disasters dwarf this mortgage/banking mess. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and public employee pensions and healthcare benefits need our attention far more than giving the government more control over the financial system.

The only government solution to these problems is less government.