Saturday, July 24, 2010

Starved, Shrunken Governments Are Not What You Want In A Flood

Drowning government, a la Grover Norquist or Tea Partyish talking points, isn't what you want when your house, business, block or town is actually drowning.

Grover Norquist, rightwing Reaganite ideologue, had famously said: “My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.”


Anonymous said...

So did the government come and clean up your flooded basement Mr. Rowan, is that the point of this muddled post?

James Rowen said...

No - - my point is that government services are important and the people who provide them in the worst of circumstances need praise.

Anonymous said...

Considering it was the government that caused the issues with the north shore area of Milwaukee and Shorewood, essentially turning it into a lake last Thursday afternoon, so much for our benevolent government.