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name one problem in america that government has ever fixed. name one problem that they have ever sought to tackle, that they have ever fixed. I'd like to see what you guys come up with.

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hell i think the government causes most of the probs.

9/11 attacks - IMHO used as a way to spend billions on anything the gov wants.

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Where would we be without freeways?

Umm I would nominate the interstate; not made for
commerce but transporting troops.


Say what aren't you republican?

Has the Feds ever done anything right? (july 1969)

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oh yeah on my last post i meant we did nothing to stop it, not directly caused it.

our gov probly doesnt care about the 6000+ who died at the WTC and Pentagon.

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Alright ...it's late so I'm just going to spit out a few random thoughts before I turn in.  No particular reasoning or order.
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The government helped stop lawsuits while still letting us keep our freedoms by forcing tobacco companies to put warnings on cigarettes like:
1.Smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and may complicate pregnancy
2.Quitting smoking now greatly reduces serious risks to your health
3.Smoking by pregnant women may result in fetal injury, premature birth, and low birth weight
4.Cigarette smoke contains carbon monoxide
So that dumb-ass people who are dying from cigarettes can't sue everybody and have to pay for medical expenses out of their own pockets ...not mine.
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The government built hydroelectric power-plants that also served to store fresh water by using people who couldn't find other work in the 30s and 40s  ...that was a good use of government programs  ...at least the people had to do something useful for their money
Three
The government bailed out Chrysler to save the jobs of thousands and give a company a chance at producing some pretty decent cars for a change.
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The government has run a pretty successful campaign to keep counterfeit money off the streets for damn near 150 years.
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The government defended a woman's right to choose what she does with an unwanted pregnancy  ...helped me sleep easier many times during the drunken college years.
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i doubt you'll find anything the government has "fixed". to state it that way, i suspect you'll never find a good answer.

now, if you ask if the government has acted to reduce particular problems, you might find some answers.

i can't see how we (or the government) can eliminate in a short amount of time, problems that have taken many years to develop. no one person or governing body can do that.

even beyond that..it would take massive support from some really ballsy politicians to even approach some of the greater problems we are faced with.

moreover, how can we even identify what matters most when there are a myriad of special interest groups that continue to blast us with their propaganda.




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The government helped stop lawsuits while


wait, huh?

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How about the WPA in the 30's that helped employ so many men desperate for work; Hoover Dam, etc.?

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Yeah CK ...the government helped stop lawsuits.  Let me just clarify by re-quoting the first part of the article that you apparently failed to read.
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Tobacco settlement is a done deal
NEW YORK - The $206 billion tobacco deal has won unanimous support from the states, and the industry has indicated it will sign the biggest U.S. civil settlement Monday, the lead state negotiator said Friday.

''It's a great day for attorneys general,'' said Christine Gregoire, attorney general for the state of Washington and the leader of the state negotiators. ''Joe Camel and his ilk are in intensive care and will be gone by April.''

The deal is designed to resolve remaining state claims for health costs of treating sick smokers.


<Explanation a 5 year old can understand>
You see  ...by forcing the tobacco industry to settle all the remaining claims against them and label their product as hazardous the US government stopped the thousands of future lawsuits from having any legal ground to stand on (try to sue Camel for lung cancer if you get it)  ...thus SOLVING the problem of tobacco companies selling a dangerous product while protecting the rights of smokers and the rights of tobacco farmers.  I see this as something the government actually took actions to solve.
</Explanation a 5 year old can understand>

I mean, can you possibly find a more pro-government/anti-tobacco article to try and use to prove my pro-government/anti-tobacco point wrong?
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uh, so tell me again, what did they fix?

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