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"(W)hat people want from government vastly exceeds what they are willing to pay for. Politicians encouraged people to take this view and now must find a way to persuade them to take a different view. To modify and rationalize public policy will take a lot longer than it took to whoop through Congress the spending and taxing programs that got us into this fix. It will be a life's work for some dedicated, patient, and determined people willing to stay the course."

   ~ James Q. Wilson, "Why Reagan Won and Stockman Lost, "Commentary," August 1986, page 21.

HT Pages 12-13, William Voegeli, "Never Enough: America's Limitless Welfare State"


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