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• Does it restrict freedom, expand government, limit economic opportunity or transfer wealth from one class of people to another?
• Are there private sector solutions to the problem being debated by the government?
• Is there evidence that the government solution will actually work, or are we merely assuming that because government is proposing a solution, it will work?
• Do current programs do what they promised they would do? Is money being spent properly?
• Are our politicians being consistent, accurate and honest in their handling of public policy matters and in the offices entrusted to them?
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