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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Oct 17, 2008

It doesn’t matter of you’re Republican, Democratic or independent. It’s only common sense that when you ask the government to do something for you it’s going to cost you money.

Hopefully, voters will remember that when they go to the polls Nov. 4.

It’s all really a very simple concept. If you hand someone a twenty and tell him to give you a ten back when you really need it, do you honestly think you’ll eventually get your whole twenty back?

Let’s take it on a little larger scale.

If you give the federal government a few trillion in taxes and ask them to help you out with schools, roads, military and social programs, do you honestly think you’ll get all your money back? Keep in mind, now, that the government has a few million employees, buildings, utilities, computers and other infrastructure to handle those trillions of dollars.

How on earth could it possibly cost less to have the government handle your money than to pay for it yourself.

When you vote this fall, take these things into consideration – at every level, from county to state to federal. There are candidates of all parties who are actually for less government and less spending.

Seek them out, hear them out and then make your decision. And remember one more thing.

When someone says the government will pay for it? Well, the government is us.