The government creates the kinds of jobs that are not profit driven. And Halliburton and the Prison-Industrial-Complex have shown us clearly that letting the private sector get involved in what was formerly the government's job just leads to cronyism and profiteering of the worst kind.
I know that when people talk about cutting out government, they are talking about Washington bureaucracies. YES, those need to be addressed. But there is a lot that the government pays for that we need, and shouldn't be cut.
I figure this didn't get any discussion because it's obvious.