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ANNY-STATE
As opposed to the supernanny-state: -- a government "that ensures people have basic necessities like decent childcare and decent health care. Conservatives deride the idea the government should have to provide such services to people, because people really should be able to look out for themselves," that is, until or unless banks or other businesses need a bail out, in which case, said banks and businesses may well enjoy the benefits of a supernanny-state.

What is the difference? "A 'nanny state' provides real benefits for the vast majority of its people. A 'supernanny state' only benefits the rich at the expense of the vast majority."
[See Dean Baker's essay: Ben Bernanke: Supernanny?] or download free, Baker's The Conservative Nanny State, How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer.