Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
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I call it the “First Theorem of Government,” and I think it accurately reflects the real purpose and operation of government. Except I probably should have added lobbyists and contractors. And it goes without saying (though I probably should have said it anyhow) that politicians are the main beneficiaries of this odious racket.
I think this theorem has stood the test of time. It works just as well when Republicans are in charge as it does when Democrats are in charge.
But it doesn’t describe everything.
For instance, Republicans have won landslide elections in recent years by promising that they will repeal Obamacare the moment they’re in charge. Well, now they control both Congress and the White House…
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