What bothers me about Greece is that all of our economies (America’s, Spain’s, France’s, England’s, Canada’s) are interconnected. If one goes down, we all feel the hit. If many go down, we all go down. You can probably hear how upset I am by reading the way that I type.
But anyway, the reason why I generalized Big Gov. vs. Small Gov. is that as any position of power that is not held accountable, will begin to act in its own self interest (such as pushing bills that directly benefit you campaign supporters) as apposed to giving the people you rule over what they want (like tax breaks).
Assholes are attracted by the power provided by these positions. They don’t really care about being responsible with their power, they just want to wield it. So, a large government (if it is not held accountable by its own people) will become corrupt.