It strikes me that the difference between those that favor “big government” solutions over “small government” solutions is a willingness to be surprised. The Democrat Party and their constituents hate surprises. They want their government to “protect” them from “surprises.”
How does government “protect us from surprises,” ask you? The answer is simple, answer I. The government writes laws and regulations that attempt to minimize the risk of “a surprise.” But, in actuality, what Americans dislike are “bad surprises,” not “good surprises” – not at all an illogical point of view. The problem is that “laws” and “regulations” that attempt to minimize “bad surprises” typically also greatly diminish the likelihood of “good surprise.” The following video explains.
And thanks to JM for sending this to me.