Past experience with government intervention deflates 'quick fix' ideals

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:55 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, March 10, 2009

“Hello, I'm from the Government and I'm here to help” is a standard routine for stand-up comics as the first of the three biggest lies told to man. That this and the other two phrases have grown legs to endure lo these many years indicates that there just may be more than a grain of truth in those sentiments.