I actually bothered to read the first link now. ;)
which means massive government spending, massive government debt, and massive government intrusion into your life. It sounds to some people like Britain.
LoL! Government Intrusion? What exactly is that? The only reason I've;
1) Been to the Houses of Parliament
2) Met a few MPs
Is that a long time close family friend recently became one.
MPs don't knock on my door 12am on a friday night and ask to kip on my sofa. Intrude?
Britain today is almost a police state.
Really? I've met two policement in the last, well as far back as I care to remember. The first is becuase he's atached to the School I work at, and the second when my folks house got broken into recently (and due to a diligent nieghbour, they were there in under 5 minutes, and the burglars got away with hardly anything).
The last time I was stopped by the police was over 15 years ago, when someone pulled me over to check my newly passed driving skills.
Police State indeed.
There is a lot more Police presence back on the streets, thorugh CSOs (Comminuty Support Officers), which is only a good thing.
Some Britons would tell you that unless you want the government snooping through your trash can someday, it's not something America should strive for.
That's a suggestion about 'encouraging' people to recycle more. Not to count the number of naughty items you're disposing off a week.