Main Street Journal

On the Money: The Politics of Economics in Shelby County Government: Part I


The following is an excerpt from our May issue:

By Chuck Bates

It cannot be stressed often enough that the government that gives you everything you want must by definition take everything you have to pay for it. This is certainly true in Shelby County. Daily it seems someone is crying out for more programs which in turn equal more government. Sadly those crying the loudest are often government officials and their bureaucracies who stand to gain from the new largess. While government does have some basic functions for which the people appoint it to oversee, the vast majority of the growth in government is actually perpetuated by those in power. As we will uncover there is a constant attempt to remove the power from the people and instead place it in the hands of a few non-elected bureaucrats. (more…)

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