John Stossel on What Government Does Well


In 2008, when Barack Obama's supporters shouted, "Yes, we can!" they expressed faith in the power of government to solve problems. Some acted as if Obama were a magical politician whose election would end poverty and inequality and bring us to "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." At least now, writes John Stossel, people have come to understand that presidents—including this president—can't perform miracles.