To hear the Left talk, you’d think “Big Government” was this all knowing, all seeing entity that would solve all our problems, if we’d just let it. Of course, with the cameras everywhere, the all seeing part is approaching rapidly. Somehow this entity is supposed to see all of our problems and solve them without any imput from us. After all, “Big Government” knows what we need better than we do and if we’d just shut up and do what we’re told, everything would be wonderful. We’d be living in a veritable Utopia where no one would ever have any problems and we’d have cradle to grave security.
The point they miss or are simply unable to comprehend is that government of whatever size is people, just people, with all our faults, failings, and foibles. Nothing created by people is perfect and that includes “Big Government”. Every person working for the government sees through the prism of his own experiences and beliefs. This applies to Congress, the President, the Courts, the assistants, and the bureaucrats who actually run things.
The Congress passes a law and the bureaucrats turn that law into regulations which are then transmitted from
Washington to regional offices and then to the states. These regulations are then implemented by people who interpret them based on his own beliefs, experiences, and education. This means that every field office, expecially in the states, will implement them differently, even if only slightly. These regulations have the force of law, but if lawyers and judges disagree on the interpretation of a law and they do, why would anyone expect uniformity not only from the bureaucrats, but also from doctors, hospitals, lawyers, psychologists, social workers, etc.
Many laws lack clarity to begin with (this is one reason we have courts); if a law requires hundreds of pages and Congress is fighting over what it does or doesn’t say, then the bureaucratic wrangling is going to be horrific, the
regulations will require thousands of pages and implementation will be a nightmare. This doesn’t even begin to cover the costs to the taxpayers just for the bureaucrats.
“Big Government” is people and people are not perfect. Expecting bureaucrats in Washington to solve the problems of farmers in Idaho or dairyman in Wisconsin, etc. is very nearly criminally stupid.
The amount of money paid to the bureaucrats of “Big Government” is criminal especially when you add in the cost of enforcement and other “hidden” costs and realize that that same money left in our hands would enable us to solve our own problems on a personal or local level. Of course, that would negate any need for “Big