Makes sense to me. "There's not a single solitary example on the planet, not one, of a country that is successful because the economy has triumphed over the government and choked it off and driven the tax rates to zero, driven the regulations to nonexistent and abolished all government programs, except for defense...there is no example of a successful country that looks like that."
I've been saying for a while now that government involvement in the US economy is basic, not scary, and, in fact, it has been this way since the inception of our country. It was never our founding fathers' intention to take government completely out of the economic picture--never. Not once. And, in fact, there's not a single instance of a successful modern country that has removed the government from of its economic destiny.
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Useful Links. Here's a summary of key links for further information:
- Want to know what a world under the Tea Party looks like? Well, me neither, but we should understand it, nonetheless. Think Progress has, as usual, put things into perspective. Go here to read more: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/09/tea_party_constitution.html
- Read the Original Post on Think Progress: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/09/22/326264/bill-clinton-slams-tea-party/
- Music for the Video. Originally, I was going to include my own music for this video, but decided against it. Instead, I used a song called "Deja Vu" by Neil Rambaldi. You should be thankful I did... :D