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Does The Government Do Anything Right?

I think the folks that argue that the the government can’t do anything right  should voluntarily give up all their tax supported services. I found this on a personal blog on the web:

This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the U.S. Department of Energy.
I then took a shower in the clean water provided by The Municipal Water Utility.
After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I watched this while eating my breakfast of U.S. Department of Agriculture inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the Food and Drug Administration.

At the appropriate time as regulated by the U.S. Congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved automobile and set out to work on the roads built by the local, State, and Federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the Environmental Protection Agency. On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the U.S. Postal Service and drop the kids off at the Public School.

After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, I enjoy another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, and I am not electrocuted by my toaster thanks to the
Consumer Product Safety Commission. I drive my NHTSA car back home on the Dept of Transportation roads, through stop lights federally, state or municipally funded to my house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local Building Codes and Fire Marshal’s inspection, and which has not been plundered of all it’s valuables thanks to the local Police Department.

I then log on to the internet which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration and look up some information for my next summer vacation I am planning for my family in one of our National Parks. 

And I’d like to add that every time I nearly kill myself on sidewalks when I travel in foreign countries…or hang myself on straggling electrical wires…I think of the Accident and Preventive Division of federally mandated state government regulations in the U.S.

While connected to the internet, I read the latest grants by the U.S. National Laboratories, where any scientist in the world can have his experiment done on U.S. government equipment, some of the most advanced and unique in the world, by U.S. government employed scientists, FOR FREE, for only the promise that whatever he/she publishes out of that work be published openly for the sake of international science.

Then I read on and fox news forums about how SOCIALISM is BAD because the government can’t do anything right.  So I look up SOCIALISM in Wikipedia to find out what it really means.   Hmmmm. 

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