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The reason: activist government and unionized government often work at cross purposes.
Do you think this instinct is at cross-purposes with other aspects of your activism?
Two laws passed within months of each other seem to be at cross purposes.Did Financial Services Reform Inadvertently Put a Kink In Obamacare? | Megan McArdle | May 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And the Karzai government is untrustworthy, often working at cross purposes with American interests.
Worse, of course, is the possibility that some efforts operated at cross purposes.
They were thus entirely at cross purposes, and for some time the cause of the misunderstanding was not generally intelligible.The Histories of Polybius, Vol. II (of 2) | Polybius
"I think we are at cross purposes, my excellent friend," I at length resumed.
All these cross-purposes and bitterness were mirrored in the ostentatious proceedings of the congress of Chtillon.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
Our occasional hours together soon became a drab tissue of evasions and cross purposes and suppressed desires.The Book of Susan | Lee Wilson Dodd
When we speak of men at once ignorant of each other and frustrated by each other, we say they are at cross-purposes.The Ball and The Cross | G.K. Chesterton
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