Big business still likes many Republicans, don’t worry. But Dorfman is right, big business sees real opportunity in partnering with big government and is increasingly doing so. You know like in 1920s Italy.
“Among other initiatives, the A.C.A. would relax restrictions on collusion between health care providers.”
At least one Republican gave up complaining about Obamacare and decided that it made much more sense to mine the massive wealth redistribution program for a little wealth of his own.
Another good one from Tim Carney. He is absolutely on point with this piece. The GOP should get real about small government or it may find itself completely irrelevant in the relatively near future. Voters are done financing this sort of thing, at least formerly GOP voters are.
Both Big Labor and Big Business want to keep the big bucks flowing from Washington DC. Friday they came together to call for an end to the partial government shutdown.
Good to know that our money isn’t going down a rat hole. It’s not like the average family could use $6K. It’s not like we are still in the midst of a lingering 5 year economic slowdown.
This is nothing new. They’ve long been partners. From GM to Goldman Sachs, from GE to Monsanto, this administration has sought to “partner” with business since the beginning.
I couldn’t agree with Senator Rubio more. The GOP has consistently embraced crony capitalism, just like their Democrat brethren. The Republicans like weapons systems, the Dems like welfare programs. But both parties pick and choose. The object for both clubs is to separate tax dollars from the taxpayers to benefit those who will help a particular politician most. Many in Washington can’t even imagine Washington DC working in a different way.
Another excellent article from Bill Freeza at CEI.
Boy, is he right. As we document all the time here there is a lot of money to be made in “anti-poverty” programs. From JP Morgan’s administration of the EBT program in various states (in Florida alone the contract is over $100 million) to Big Ag which is impacted greatly by what is put on the “food stamp list,” there are a lot of revenue streams for giant businesses in the welfare state.
CISPA just passed a closed door vote of the House Intelligence Committee 18 to 2.