Wednesday, February 10, 2010

America In Extremis

The time has come to spin off the federal government and download it onto the states, leaving just national defense, interstate commerce and conflict resolution to the federal government. The federal government has proven itself to be unmanageable, with the growth of special interests, Medicare and Social Security, not to mention the many bureaucratic government agencies like the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Labor that should be simply shut down.

The states ought to be parceled out the federal responsibilities, and given the option to discontinue or continue them. States like New York, Massachusetts and California would undoubtedly continue the wasteful stupidity, and better and more intelligently run states will discontinue it. This will put the sharp regional differences between the backward "blue" states and the more enlightened "red" states into focus. Ultimately the "blue" states will lose population and go bankrupt as population will emigrate to the "red" states.

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