Big government in its various forms – whether communism, fascism, or extreme statism – is and always has been the greatest source of human suffering.
Big Government in the U.S. harms Americans’ wealth, freedom, and quality of life in many ways.
U.S. government intervention in countries all over the world destroys lives, causes massive property destruction, and puts Americans at growing risk of retaliatory hostilities.
Elitists in the U.S. government, along with their international allies, impose ominously expanding controls over many areas of our lives, including farming, health care, speech, elections, and the justice system.
Health care is vastly overpriced, often poor quality, and sometimes outright dangerous – all because of myriad government controls. It is the #1 budget-buster for both federal and state governments and bankrupts thousands of families every year.
Government education is also vastly overpriced and serves more to indoctrinate and control than to prepare young people for successful lives.
Governments at all levels overtax and overspend. They promise unaffordable subsidies. The federal government amasses burgeoning, unsustainable debt that threatens economic collapse.
Governments in the United States (federal, state, and local) spend about $12 trillion every year. That’s money that politicians take from you in taxes and by inflating the dollar, which is simply another form of tax and which results in ravaging inflation.
About half of every dollar you earn ends up in government coffers. Take a look, if you dare, at the many taxes you pay.
Government spending in the U.S. is growing faster than both inflation and population growth combined, almost doubling every ten years. Government is assuming control of more and more of the U.S. economy.
Government regulations force individuals, businesses, charities, and other organizations to satisfy thousands upon thousands of government mandates, costing Americans another $4 trillion, every year. These costs are passed on to you in the form of higher prices.
Government regulations harm the health of the economy, which means fewer job and business opportunities. Many small businesses cannot survive the costs and difficulties that regulations impose. A study by the Mercatus Center shows that the regulations added from 1980 to 2012 caused the GDP (gross domestic product) to be 20 percent, or about $4 trillion, smaller than it would have been at the end of that period. That’s a loss of about $13,000, on average, that workers would otherwise be earning every year.
Big Government drains your wealth in other ways. It diminishes the value of your property by imposing restrictions on its use. It seizes the assets of Americans by eminent domain, asset forfeiture, and frivolous government lawsuits. These “takings” cost Americans an additional hundreds of billions of dollars — every year.
Big Government restricts or prohibits many things you might like — or need — to do. They take away your choices for innovative and better-quality products and services. They waste a lot of your precious time dealing with bureaucrats and red tape.
This diminishes your enjoyment of life and limits your prospects for a satisfying career. It thwarts your ability to support yourself and your family. It deprives you of the satisfaction and dignity of running your own life.
Crime, drug addition and mass incarceration of people charged with drug offenses, who hurt no one except possibly themselves, are the result of the government’s failed war on drugs. Politicians refuse to end it.
The harmful effects of thousands of Big Government Programs touch all of our lives, sometimes with devastating consequences.
You pay a huge price for Big Government. So does everyone you know and love.