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Should government be more invested in growing the economy or in ensuring personal liberty?

In focusing on making the economy "fair," isn't BO and his ilk robbing people of their liberty? Is it the job of the president to determine who gets what money? Hasn't gov't overstepped its bounds?

Asked By: - 11/23/2010
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By ensuring liberty, and a free market, a good economy will rise from the ashes eventually...this is how capitalism and the free market work. Sure, there will always be poor people in a capitalist, free market society, but the opportunity is there for everyone if they want to put forth the effort. Trying to cram... More
Answered By: Disco Stu - 11/23/2010
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Personal liberty. ALWAYS personal liberty.
Answered By: Andy - 11/23/2010
 
Like dictating to people who can marry.... The right has won me over. It's is perfectly acceptable to affect infringe on your liberties.
Answered By: isurvived - 11/23/2010
 
The two are not mutually exclusive.
Answered By: Edward - 11/23/2010
 
Making the economy 'fair' is not going to grow the economy. It is going to slow it. It is also robbing the people of their freedom. So he has overstepped his bounds no matter how you look at it.
Answered By: Bob G...The return of - 11/23/2010
 
Ensuring Personal Liberty will guarantee a Growing Economy.
Answered By: Philip H - 11/23/2010
 
Ensuring personal liberty is the only way to grow the economy.
Answered By: Bill G IV - 11/23/2010
 
He has way overstepped his boundaries.
Answered By: t**d furgeson - 11/23/2010
 
ensuring personal liberty. When the government gets involved with investing in economic growth you get out of control corruption. Most people don't have a clue how out of hand it is... More
Answered By: DorkVader - 11/23/2010
 
Personal Liberty. In the United States you can Succeed or you can Fail. Its all personal responsibility given through liberty.
Answered By: CS - 11/23/2010
 
The governments "job" is to govern not dictate to people how much money they can have, enforce existing laws and protecting the "rights" of American CITIZENS....Not telling people what they can or cannot do..
Answered By: ellisdee - 11/23/2010
 
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