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"I predict happiness for all .... "

“I predict future happiness for all humanity, if they can prevent their governments from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

- Thomas Jefferson


* The quote has been modified by me to provide for a universal rather than just an American perspective.
Thomas Jefferson, was principal author of the American Declaration of Independence and its third President.


The annual budget of the government of India will be announced shortly. No doubt there will be many big programs announced, supposedly to help take care of the people. 

The political machinery may have changed but the administrative machinery is the same.  

I hope and pray the government continues its trend of focuses on facilitating rather than controlling the entrepreneurial spirit of people. Smaller government spending means lower taxes and greater opportunities for well being of the people by the people. 


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