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oklahogjr
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re: The government and the common good

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Myth


so the military and interstate highways are myths?


Blue Velvet
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re: The government and the common good
They aren't common goods.


oklahogjr
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re: The government and the common good
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They aren't common goods.



so are they bad for the country?


Blue Velvet
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Apple butter toast is nice
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re: The government and the common good
Nope. Didn't say that. My issue is with the word "common", as if those entities pertain to all, or most, people. The military drafted good people and had them killed, is responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent people, wastes trillions of dollars from people trying to support their families, and has given reason for people to harm innocent Americans. The military has been good for some and not for others. Therefore =/= common good.
This post was edited on 10/16 at 1:47 pm


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upgrayedd
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re: The government and the common good
My understanding is that this "common good" is agreed to by all (or the vast majority). Therefore, roads are a common good and "cash for clunkers" is not.


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Rohan2Reed
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re: The government and the common good
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It depends on the program. The interstate system is a government program just like Food Stamps are a government program, but the two are entirely different in who the effect and how they effect society.


Yeah, not sure how anyone could confuse investment in infrastructure that lifts industry and the economy with the redistribution of wealth that punishes people who embrace personal responsibility and rewards those with no desire to work.


sabes que
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re: The government and the common good
I would take it to mean the greatest benefit to the greatest number of people.


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SpidermanTUba
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re: The government and the common good
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When a supporter of a government program says he supports it because it will bring about the "common good", what does that mean?


It means it will bring about a common good.



HailHailtoMichigan!
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TigerTattle
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re: The government and the common good
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what does that mean?

Politician: Lemme see, how can I handle this issue that will get me the most votes?

under/unemployed person: See that money and big TV an' stuff the workin' people got, gimme somma dat.

Liberal: I'm gonna give 'em somma dat. It'll hurt your wallet, but it'll make me feel good. Besides, you're stingy and hate poor people.



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geauxturbo
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re: The government and the common good
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that punishes people who embrace personal responsibility and rewards those with no desire to work.


Well, to be honest neither of those are absolutes. However, I question the "common good" because you can't measure how many it locks into dependence on entitlement and how many future generations have been hindered from prospering. There are too many variables and too many factors that would have to analyzed to do it correctly.

So, to me, the only correct way to provide a common good when it comes to socio-economic entitlement (not infrastructure) is through charity, voluntarily given and voluntarily received.

I want to puke when it comes to picking winners and losers in the corporate/business environment as well. Just cut business/corporate taxes and provide incentive for good behavior. Adding pollution control? Awesome, you get to write that off for the next 10 years x the effectiveness of the control. No OSHA reportable incidents, kick ass.. you get to reduce your payroll tax by x % per employee (pulled that out my ass, not really based on anything). Other than that, let it ride.

Didn't get arrested this year? Boom, you get a reduction in your income tax. LOL.
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catholictigerfan
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re: The government and the common good
a catholic understanding of common good maybe. When all people have the rights that are due to them and have the opportunity to advance themselves in society are able to freely practice their religion. Have the ability to sustain themselves even if by means of charity. (I mean the basics like food water shelter) A few other things.

but I doubt it


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