I believe there is an author or scholar, whose name escapes me, that examined government programs throughout recorded history and could not identify one successful government action or program.
There are only two types of people in this world—not liberals and conservatives, not the haves and the have-nots, not Democraps and Republics—-but producers and parasites.
As usual, Dr. Michael J. Hurd is right on the $$. Our federal government was built upon the premise of doing nothing, rather than doing something. Most state governments were of the same mindset. Whether it’s poverty, health insurance, education, or anything not among the enumerated powers of Article 1, Section 8, zero government action is our governing principle.