Zack991: "What works for a small country does not mean it could ever work in a large country."
That is SO funny. So freakin' hilarious.
Why then do so many GOPers like to pretend that the US government can be run like a business? The business model comes up ALL THE FREAKIN' TIME from GOPers. But they never seem to recall that the US government doesn't operate under the same principle that drives a business. Whether it's a small mom-and-pop store or a huge multinational corporation, the driving force for a business is PROFIT. That's when your cash coming in exceeds your cash going out. BUT, according to the GOPers, when government is sitting on a "profit" (as we did in 2000), their great idea is "give it back to the people" (usually just by cutting taxes but, as was done in 2001, "rebates").
It's also incredibly hilarious that you could apply that same sentiment but change a couple of words: "What works well for a state does not mean it could ever work in the country." Yet, when GOPers see some state program work and it's something they can support, they'll talk about implementing it nationwide; of course, when it's something that they decide they can't support when applied to the national level (like Romneycare, I mean "Obamacare") suddenly, "what works for a state can't be done at the national level" becomes the mantra.