Skillnaden mellan höger och vänster…

by danjo

Varför jag är tveksam till regeringsskifte här i Sverige…

Av mcjoan (DailyKos):

If you put people in charge of running a project they are ideologically committed to proving a failure, it will fail.

Seems pretty straightforward to me. But hey, I’m a Democrat. You know, one of those people who think universal quality public education is a massive good to society, that maintaining our highways and levees and bridges and dams is part of what makes this country great, that paying first-responders and nurses what they’re worth helps guarantee our public health and safety, that providing for fellow citizens who fall on hard times is not only the ethical thing to do, but the pragmatic one, ensuring that this country does not incubate a permanently inflamed and disgruntled underclass ready to drop a match on a pool of social gasoline.

Here’s a thought – just a thought, mind you, beloved America: Perhaps it’s time to return to government the party that has an ideological stake in making it … you know … succeed. Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to raise our sights a wee bit and elect people who think public service is more than an opportunity for the “Biggest! Fire Sale! Ever!” for their friends and loved ones. Perhaps it’s time to insist on greater – if not great – expectations from the employees we decide to hire or fire every two years to carry out our will under the constitution.

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