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To the editor: Mr. McGinnis counsels us to vote for the politician who can return to us the most earmarks, a.k.a. pork. Emphasis is on “return.”
Better we not send it to Washington to begin with. The town hall, not to mention the state capitol, is where these monies should come from.
Alexander Tyler, a very wise man, said at about the time of the founding of this country: “A democracy will exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that point on, the public always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits.”
Pork is how politicians remain in power, which is their standard of success.
Write this down, Mr. McGinnis: We would be better off if we could just ignore the federal government like we do the U.N., a laudable experiment gone bad. The bigger the government, the worse it is, the more expensive, ineffective and least trustworthy. It becomes almost totally self-serving.
I was right with you until you got to “big business.” Now I wonder how you could miss the point so badly?