Tuesday, July 08, 2008

"Tyranny" doesn't mean what you think it means

Sometimes I think it will take a revolution to get Americans to see that it's ok for us to help each other; it's even OK to help each other using the government as an intermediary.

Way too many of us ("us" meaning Americans in general) have absorbed the right-wing propaganda that government help is "tyrannical" and involves "bloated, wasteful and inefficient" government programs whose "purpose is to employ bureaucrats" so that "liberals can feel good about themselves."

Democrats winning in November is step one: step two is destroying the legitimacy of the above wingnut talking points, by showing that you can have government programs of limited scope, run efficiently, whose purpose is to help people.

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