Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Worst Kind of Parents

Yes, I count my blessings since I always had two loving parents raising me (and they still do) to give me a good start on being successful in the world. Sadly, this is not the case with millions of people around the world. People/orphans do need assistance at times in their life but overall I much prefer the work of private sector organizations such as -- www.leftotell.com -- versus government social programs.

This "private sector versus government sector" choice was highlighted for me in today's Financial Times newspaper which included an article, "The left makes it a three-way tussle" focused on the upcoming presidential election in Brazil. Brazil has three leading presidential candidates for their October election -- current President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Geraldo Alckmin, and Heloisa Helena Lima de Moraes Carvalho.

My concern in the Brazilian presidential language is the tone/language used by Lula and Heloisa Helena which includes:

  • Lula -- "refers to himself as the paizao (big daddy) of Brazil"
  • Heloisa Helena -- "I want to care for Brazilians as a mother cares for her children."

No thanks!! I do not want Big Brother to evolve into "Big Mother and Father" via an expansion of government and the welfare state. The choice of language used by these two Brazilian politicians is completely patronizing and should be rejected by Brazilian voters. Government is not my family nor should it be yours.

Good luck Brazil,


1 comment:

jdsqrd said...

Todd, Todd, Todd. Haven't you heard "it takes a village to raise a child?" It takes lots of federal grants to help run a village. And, it takes lots of taxes to run federal programs. Therefore, it takes taxes to raise a child.