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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Americans have no clue

Regarding the "size of government," stories are ridiculous. The Pew researchers surveyed to discover what citizens believe about government size, which illustrates how pointless polls can be.

The form of government should follow the function of government. The question should be, what is the highest order purpose of government in the democratic republic under the US Consitution?

In my books, How to Select and American President by James A. George with James A. Rodger (c) 2107 Archway Publishing and Smart Data, Enterprise Performance Optimization Strategy (c) 2010 Wiley Publishing, I proposed this:

Purpose of the American Government

Optimize the return on national resources through collaboration among individuals and public and private enterprises.

Government creates the optimal environment in which these entities can thrive to create a good life for all in the absence of poverty on individual merit and with consideration for those who are disabled or unable.

Private enterprise creates wealth from which government enterprise operates in proportion.

Citizen needs and demands are the drivers which are constrained by economics and laws and regulations that ensure economic, social, and environmental responsibility in balance.

Comprehending the meaning of this is worthy of much discussion because this analyst believes that most people are clueless about it.



  1. AMERICANS SPLIT ON THE IDEAL SIZE OF THE GOVERNMENT - Pew Research: “As Congress faces an April 28 deadline to fund government operations, the public is now split in their general preferences on the size and scope of government: 48% say they would rather have a bigger government providing more services, while 45% prefer a smaller government providing fewer services. This marks the first time in eight years that as many Americans have expressed a preference for a bigger as a smaller government. Support for bigger government has increased 7 percentage points since last September, when more said they preferred a smaller government offering fewer services (50%) than a bigger government providing more services (41%). The last time the public was divided on this question was in October 2008, just prior to the election of Barack Obama….The national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted April 5-11 among 1,501 adults, also finds broad support for maintaining or increasing federal spending across 14 specific program areas. And public support for increased spending across most programs is now significantly higher than it was in 2013, a time when public concerns "

  2. Ask me questions about how this is accomplished.