March 30, 2017

Financially Savvy Kittens on Size of Government

Kittenomics #16

There are problems in this world ranging from the spilled milk to a city’s devastation by natural disaster. Some of problems require personal responsibility. Others feel outside of our control.

In 1964, Ronald Reagan gave a televised address for Goldwater’s campaign. On the topic of government control, Reagan comments, “They also knew, those Founding Fathers, that outside of its legitimate functions, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector of the economy.” In his speech, he notes specific examples of government failure in agriculture, welfare, and social security.

This kitten knows that, outside of its legitimate functions, the government is not reliable. He takes personal responsibility for his own life, retirement, and city. He takes responsibility for helping solve the problems he notices in the world and makes a difference himself, rather than demand high taxes on others so the government makes a difference for him. This kitten expects government waste, votes for personal responsibility, and doesn’t rely on the government.

Way to go, kitten!


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Photo taken by Tom Thai and used here under Flickr Creative Commons.

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About Megan Russell

Megan Russell+ is the Chief Operating Officer for Marotta Wealth Management. She studied Cognitive Science at the University of Virginia and now specializes in explaining the complexities of economics and finance. Megan loves formal logic, creative writing, and kittens.

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