Starving Leviathan

I wonder:

* How many colleges and universities could survive as currently configured without Federal loans, grants and aid?

* How many foreign governments and militaries could survive without aid from the United States?

* How many hospitals or other medical practices could survive without Medicare, Medicaid and other payments from the central government?

* How many state governments could survive as currently configured without Federal money?

* How many businesses in the DC metro area would collapse if defense and other Federal spending were drastically reduced?

* How could the housing market survive in its current form without government assistance?

I could go on. The tentacles are everywhere.

2 thoughts on “Starving Leviathan”

  1. I read just last week a statistic that now 92% of all new home mortgages are backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This scares me. We’ve been building a lot of foundations on some very unstable sand.

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