John Stossel Goes to Washington

Cato Film Series for Interns
July 19, 2004 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

B-338 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring John Stossel’s provocative ABC News documentaries.

Is greed society’s enemy or best friend? Is the federal government a successful problem solver or an expensive failure? Why do some nations flourish while others flounder? John Stossel, co-anchor of 20/20 and commentator of 20/20’s “Give Me a Break,” takes a serious and entertaining look at these important questions in a three-part series being shown in July on Capitol Hill by the Cato Institute. Washington, D.C., interns are invited to join us for lunch and Stossel’s provocative investigation of these questions and his answers to these questions – that society and individuals alike are best served by applying the tested American principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility, and limited government to solve problems for which others often seek to use government force.

John Stossel uncovers governmental waste, incompetence, and abuse of power. Stossel starts by taking a look at taxes and learns that “we Americans pay more in taxes than we do in food, clothing, and shelter combined.” So what does the government do with all this money? Stossel’s investigation finds that the government can’t even keep track of much of the money let alone spend it properly. And that much of what government does do, it does poorly.

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