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What’s government really supposed to do?

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By Harold Morgon

Some things are outside the proper scope of government. That much is clear to me.
But like what? Specific examples are easy. At the federal level, there are ethanol subsidies, nearly everything that happens in the bedroom and specification of the graphics for street signs in neighborhoods. For the latter, see my post at www.capitolreportnm.com.
At the state level, I’ve been making suggestions for a couple of years in the largely unsuccessful hope of inspiring what is now the Martinez administration. One is closing, for cost reasons, the El Camino Real International Heritage Center, located four miles off Interstate 25 in the middle of nowhere.
At both the state and federal levels, quasi-governmental entities are good candidates for elimination or recasting into the private sector. Federal examples are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. State examples include New Mexico Magazine and the Railrunner.


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