Because I have a very busy schedule over the next two weeks, my posting will be spotty and I will depend upon others to do my writing for me. John Stossel provides a very good article on why private enterprise always is painted as the enemy and government as the rescuer.
I will note that every time government really screws up something, the solution ALWAYS is to give more power to the government agency that performed poorly. After every financial and economic crisis which the Fed helps to create, the answer is to give the Fed even MORE authority, which it gladly takes.
In the early 1970s, the government created the Food Pyramid in which it emphasized lots and lots of carbs. Americans doubled their intake of wheat and "fat-free" but sugar-laden foods became the norm. The government also forced corn syrup on us while forcing up the price of sugar, all in the name of helping people.
Today, we have an obesity epidemic and the "solution" is to give the government more power to tell us what we can and cannot eat. And so it goes. The government helps to create a problem, and then is called upon to "fix" it. The best description I can give is that we have the firefighters who start fires and then are called heroes when they bravely put them out. (Except government seems to make the fires burn even brighter and hotter, all the while claiming it needs more authority to fight the very fires it is breeding.)