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    The bigger the government the :

    more waste (G4S scandal)
    more corruption and misuse of public funds (i.e expenses scandal)
    Higher taxes
    lower sustainable growth
    Higher national debt
    less free the citizens in the country (think nazi Germany or USSR)
    Less free the press
    Collusion between Government and big corporations (seen in nazi Germany)
    Remember absolute power corrupts1
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    The bigger the government the :

    more waste (G4S scandal)
    Surely an issue with outsourcing - the pubic sector security seemed to do better didn't it..?

    more corruption and misuse of public funds (i.e expenses scandal)
    So the public sector of the US has less corruption and missuse of funds than than the UK public sector and we have less than the swedish public sector?

    Higher taxes
    Bit meaningless, its a different funding model, I'd be interested if taxes + insurance/401k/ect in the US is cheaper than UK comparitor

    lower sustainable growth
    The fact you qualify this with the second word means you know this is pretty much impossible to validate either way

    Higher national debt
    China has higher debt than the US? Norway has higher debt than the UK?

    less free the citizens in the country (think nazi Germany or USSR)
    Possibly, but I'd say most of the Arab world has less freedom but less public sector

    Less free the press
    As above, possibly, but I'd say most of the Arab world has less freedom but less public sector

    Collusion between Government and big corporations (seen in nazi Germany)
    bullcrap, look at the US in the Bush years

    Remember absolute power corrupts1
    Yup, not just a public sector thing, but the public sector having an army gives a natural advantage - lol yet you're up for nukes, which is massive power int he hands of a single individual
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