Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Why Big Gummint Fails in the Social Sector

An essay which merely enshrines Common Sense (as outlined by Daniel P. Moynihan in the mid-1960's).

Big government has consistently failed to address the problems of poor and troubled families, white and black. And the reasons for its shortcomings were best expressed by Pope John Paul II in Centesimus Annus: “Malfunctions and defects in the Social Assistance State are the result of an inadequate understanding of the tasks proper to the State. . . . By intervening directly and depriving society of its responsibility, the Social Assistance State leads to a loss of human energies and an inordinate increase of public agencies, which are dominated more by bureaucratic ways of thinking than by concern for serving their clients.

Say what you like about "intentions," because as we all know, "intentions" are not a predictor of results.

This should be pasted, front and center, on Governor Walker's desk--and that of every (R) Congresscritter.

It's the direct precursor of "IT'S THE SPENDING, STUPID" and should dominate the thinking of responsible Governments.

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