Forget “revenue neutral.” Government needs to be cut. And by a lot.
This is an interesting article from Noah Millman senior editor at The American Conservative. Attached to the article is an even more interesting discussion of the social media driven “political bubbles” we all live in to a greater or lesser extent from Al Jazeera.
We think it is wise to expose oneself to different political dispositions actively. Indeed at this website we are fortunate that though we proudly proclaim our classically liberal or libertarian bias,
Why do conservatives always fall for the defense spending bit? We should be cutting agencies AND the Pentagon, not expanding the Pentagon.
Conservatives want lower taxes right? Smaller government? Well, the military is BIG government, and often deeply crony to boot.
Necessary? Yes. But at current levels? No.
People around the world are coming to understand what crony capitalism is. This comes to us from Australia. The author still has a bit too much faith in government but generally he gets it.
Cutting taxes is good. We need to cut spending too however.
Believe it or not Canada, that’s right Canada, started this red tape cutting trend. We posted about Canada’s so called “1 for 1” regulation scheme in the spring of 2015. The law stated that for any new reg implemented an old reg had to be repealed.
Our readers loved the idea. But some readers said that a “1 for 1” deal didn’t take things far enough. Apparently President Trump agrees with them.
As my wife might say, “Nice going dum dums.”
Excellent. Regs are killing the economy and they have been gamed by the biggest players in both business and government. What’s even worse are the “guidances” issued by regulatory agencies at the whim of bureaucrats. At least the regulations are written down.
Fewer regulations means (counter intuitively for some) a less crony system. Where there is opacity and red tape the cronies rule.
We’ll see how much can be cleaned up.
Paddy Chayefsky wrote Network
Network is one of the great film canon. If you have some extra time over the holidays I suggest you check it out. In some important ways Mr. Chayefsky saw the future.
As we’ve said before – there will be wins and losses with Trump.