According to the uber-conservative mag Human Events online, there are some dangerous government programs afoot! The magazine surveyed a panel of so-called “distinguished policy experts,” like Phyllis Schlafly, Tony Perkins and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey about the top 10 most harmful government programs.
The resulting list includes such injurious programs as Medicare (“These programs have socialized health care for seniors”), Social Security (“the program has socialized the retirement of Americans”), the Endangered Species Act (“the law has been used by environmentalists in their efforts to stop development and economically fruitful activity in vast stretches of the West”) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“it funds programming with a liberal bias”).
(Not making the list of harmful government programs: the war in Iraq, President Bush’s tax cuts or the recent tax breaks given to big oil. Any others they’ve left out?)