It seems that there is always much dialogue about how lack of action on the part of congress is to blame for the economic problems of the USA; if only this or that politician was elected, then America would rise back to prosperity and everything would be peaches and cream again. Many people believe that the government can/should do the following:
-make people’s lives better
-stimulate economic growth
-decide moral values of the people
These are ideas that go against everything this country was founded on. Do you think the Founding Fathers of the US would have identified as either “Republican” or “Democrat”? I would strongly disagree. Read the constitution: I think you’ll find it basically says “live and let live” and “people need to be protected FROM the government, not BY the government”.
The preceding paragraph aside, let’s think for a moment about the idea that the government has the ability to stimulate growth. Really? Think about who is in congress/the white house/local governments. These people are generally not brilliant scientists, innovators, or business owners; those who add to society and ultimately stimulate economic growth. The less time that politicians spend decision-making lowers the chance that they’ll make stupid policy choices (which is quite frequent).
That’s all I’ve got.