April 13, 2010

It's more complicated than in Reagan's day

And it will be more complicated 5 years from now. "I'm from the government and I'm here to help" doesn't fully capture today's problems with big government. What conservatives need is a simple talking point that explains how big government has become.  Perhaps some sort of historic comparative would be helpful. Perhaps some sort of metaphor about a monstrous beast. 

It doesn't even need to be eloquent. But it does need to resonate. In the age of government super-encroachment and government super-debt, a simple catchy tune might even suffice. 

I'm open to suggestions. 


  1. "I'm from the government and I'm here to save you from yourself." That's what we've evolved into. You shouldn't have salt so I'll protect you from your own eating habits. You should have health coverage so I'll mandate you protect yourself. You're too stupid to understand the issue so I'll make the decision for you.

  2. I like the idea of playing with the Reagan line.

    I'm from the government and you're here to help.

    (as in wealth redistribution).


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