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Government isn't a good way to solve problems ... [G]overnment is concerned mostly with self-perpetuation and is subject to fantastic ideas about its own capabilities. ... [G]overnment is wasteful of the nation's resources, immune to common sense and subject to pressure from every half-organized bouquet of assholes. ... [G]overnment is distrustful of and disrespectful toward average Americans while being easily gulled by Americans with money, influence or fame.


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P. J. O'Rourke

Patrick Jake O'Rourke (born November 14, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio) is an American political satirist, journalist, and writer. O'Rourke is the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute and is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, The American Spectator, and The Weekly Standard, and frequent panelist on National Public Radio's game show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! He is known in the United Kingdom as the face of a long-running series of television advertisements for British Airways in the 1990s

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    సమస్యలను పరిష్కరించడానికి ప్రభుత్వం మంచి మార్గం కాదు ... [g] ఓవర్‌మెంట్ ఎక్కువగా స్వీయ-శాశ్వతత్వానికి సంబంధించినది మరియు దాని స్వంత సామర్థ్యాల గురించి అద్భుతమైన ఆలోచనలకు లోబడి ఉంటుంది. ... [g] మితిమీరినది దేశం యొక్క వనరులను వృధా చేస్తుంది, ఇంగితజ్ఞానం నుండి రోగనిరోధక శక్తిని కలిగి ఉంటుంది మరియు ప్రతి సగం-వ్యవస్థీకృత గుత్తి నుండి అస్సోల్స్ నుండి ఒత్తిడికి లోబడి ఉంటుంది. ... [g] డబ్బు, ప్రభావం లేదా కీర్తితో అమెరికన్లచే తేలికగా మోసపోతున్నప్పుడు సగటు అమెరికన్ల పట్ల అపనమ్మకం మరియు అగౌరవం.

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