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Saturday, May 25th 2013
The Hypocrisy of Our Government Programs
Publisher, The Right Post, entrepreneur and business strategist
There was a very interesting article in the WSJ recently that discussed what’s going on in Colorado Springs. Like virtually all local governments, they are severely strapped for cash. So they have taken a number of city projects and asked the community to support them directly, either with time or money. That seems both smart and logical. The interesting part is that the vast majority of the projects ultimately cannot find enough support or backers to continue them. And THAT begs the obvious and burning question: If nobody ultimately cares enough to support these projects, WHY WERE THEY STARTED IN THE FIRST PLACE?Can you imagine the many thousands of local, state and federal programs that would be in the same situation? That when push comes to shove, nobody really cares enough about these projects to actually directly devote their own time and money. My guess is that 75% of all government programs would collapse, if central government support was cut and people were asked to support those exact programs directly. Which brings us ultimately to a very interesting conundrum, which is that people are often happy to spend OTHER peoples’ time and money on projects which they themselves would not ultimately back with their own direct resources. The word for this is hypocrisy.