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Big Government Solutions Don’t Deliver (National Radio Commentary, Salem/Townhall) September 4, 2015

Posted by daviddavenport in Op/Eds.

This is David Davenport of the Hoover Institution for Townhall.com.

California has provided for us yet another case study in the never-ending saga that big government solutions rarely work.

A billionaire bankrolled a California proposition in 2012 called the “California Clean Energy Jobs Act.”  Oh, it was going be great—promising job creation, improving public schools and combating climate change.

Three years later, an AP report says it has created barely 10 percent of the jobs it promised and more than half the money spent by public schools has gone to energy consultants and auditors.  The state agency that oversees it had no data about it, but somehow is sure it is on track.  And the citizens oversight board to track it has never met.

Sounds just like the cash for clunkers report awhile back showing that not only did we not create car sales, but the government program actually inhibited sales with misguided regulations.

When will we learn the truth of Ronald Reagan’s 9 most dangerous words in the English language?  “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

I’m David Davenport.

To listen to the audio:  http://townhallreview.com/2015/09/davenport-big-government-solutions-dont-deliver/

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