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Social Security computer boondoggle proves conservatives' point [Letter]
Social Security computer boondoggle proves conservatives' point [Letter]

Is anyone surprised that after six years and $300 million, the Social Security Administration computers are not close to working ("Social Security computer system still not working after six years," July 24). The distaste that conservatives have for big government is not just a philosophical bent and not just a fear of the arbitrary wielding of government power. It is a reflection that big government does not work — that the larger it becomes, the more expensive and inefficient it becomes. The evidence is all around us — whether it is Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Veterans' Administration, the Social Security Administration, the IRS, the U.S. Postal Service...

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