Keep in mind government’s good works

Commentary | August 28, 2013 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

We tend to whine about our government, looking at only the faults and not the benefits. But that attitude ends up reinforcing attacks on the very programs we value. Do we really want to cut Social Security benefits? How about cutting 57,000 kids off of Head Start, thanks to sequestration? Instead let's celebrate our government this Labor Day. And then get to work rebuilding and refunding public services. That's what government in our democracy is.

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