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Government Is Good

September 8, 2010

Surveys show that 52% of Americans believe that “government programs have not really helped me and my family.”   But let’s see if that is really true. Let’s examine a typical day in the life of an average middle-class American and try to identify some of the ways that government improves that person’s life during that 24-hour period.

So begins one of many impassioned and articulate defenses of the U.S. government on a website I found while editing the September-October Washington Newsletter. This friend (or in this case Professor Douglas Amy, from Mt. Holyoke) speaks my mind!

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