So you buy your herpes medication online. So what? No big deal. Why would you want to keep that private? In this brave new online world the government and its partners just want to know everything they can about you. What’s wrong with that? They want to help you. And they always will.
Most farming in this country is done by massive agribusiness conglomerates. But there are still a few small farmers out there. There may be fewer however once Obamacare really takes hold.
Below is yet another example of how red tape and over regulation push small businesses over the edge while large businesses benefit from the increased complexity and cost of regs. In the medium run the big guys gain market share and keep upstart innovators in check. All thanks to government “solutions.”
America is not Europe. We are a country founded by individualists, scoundrels, dreamers, and doers. We do not have the aristocratic legacy of the Old World with its stifling worldview and distinct class system within an ever present welfare state. We are a free people. This country was an escape from Europe. This country is a free land. This freedom is ingrained in our DNA. It is what makes an American an American, no matter that American’s ethnicity. We are bound by an idea not geography or ancestry. America is indeed exceptional in that regard.
We have long railed against Obamacare as a vehicle of crony capitalism, as a cynical political play, as an unfair burden for small business, but stories like the one attached really put the situation into focus.
Small business is only the heart and soul of this country. No big deal. It’s not like it’s hard to make a small business work even without entangling government red tape and expensive mandates from DC made by bureaucrats who don’t even know what a payroll is. It’s pretty easy.
Oh. Obamacare. Is there nothing you can’t mess up? (Worse.)
What happens when the military industrial complex meets Obamacare?
We cannot have an economy in which billionaire crony capitalists bestow largess through the state to the unwashed. We need the broad based economic growth, opportunity, and dynamism that only comes in a freer more liberalized economy.
Though the intentions of most progressives are probably “good” the culture of regulation and unnecessary complexity they have instituted over the last few decades has only served to further stratify the country and to reduce social mobility.
The economy is running through bureaucratic wet concrete. The ridiculous tax code, the regs, the government “fees” everywhere, Obamacare, etc. The only people who can negotiate this concrete effectively are the very rich. The rest of us are mired, and the concrete is hardening.
It’s about time, but it’s too late now. I guess there is some comfort in knowing that the even the statist Gray Lady sees what Obamcare actually is. Though I am going to guess that the New York Times editorial board isn’t going to come out for repeal even though the program was sold with out and out lies and is pouring billions in taxpayer dollars into the pockets of the health insurance companies.
Another (not so) shocking report from the dark shadows of the #cronymedia on its coverage of Obamacare.