Big Government Has Imploded

Have we reached a tipping point in this country, where the size of government is now nothing more than a hindrance to the people and the economy of the US? Daniel Henninger thinks we have.

Mark July 3, 2013, as the day Big Government finally imploded.

July 3 was the quiet afternoon that a deputy assistant Treasury secretary for tax policy announced in a blog post that the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate would be delayed one year. Something about the "complexity of the requirements." The Fourth's fireworks couldn't hold a candle to the sound of the U.S. government finally hitting the wall.

Rules, regulations, laws, and bureaucratic incompetence have reached a level where government has become the biggest drag on our liberties and our wallets. ObamaCare is but one symptom, a program so large, complex, unmanageable, and highly unpopular that the government is finding out that it may nigh well be impossible to implement.

A number of government agencies have gone past their charter and tried to push themselves into areas they were never authorized to go, “eating of our substance” by imposing draconian rules no one can possibly meet. One such rogue agency is the EPA which has become less about protecting the environment and more about controlling ever more portions of our economy. It kowtows to radical environmental ideology and ignores science in an effort to choke off any industry the wacko environmentalists don't like.

I could go on and list all of the federal agencies that have made it more difficult to get anything done, but it would be a lengthy list and all it would do is make me even more pissed off than I already am.