We're in the money, come on, my honey,
Let's lend it, spend it, send it rolling along!
At $26 billion, our state government has a lot to lend, spend and send. But a lot compared to what?
To get a better sense of how much
One of the problems with an expansive government is the crowding out of individual responsibility. When government spends billions on programs to take care of citizens from cradle to grave, citizens have less incentive to take care of their own needs. Individual responsibility is replaced by dependency on government.
Barry Goldwater once said, "The root evil is that the government is engaged in activities in which it has no legitimate business." Government should stick to defending our lives, liberties and property and leave the pursuit of happiness to us.