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Tag Archives: government

Big government is bad for the little guy

We are for small government here. It is a simple fact that crony capitalism can’t happen without an activist state.

Government should be modest and inexpensive. To the degree possible it should be invisible. Government should be tolerated, never celebrated. When government is celebrated things go wrong. Detroit, the Soviet Union, post World War II Britain, Cambodia, Nazi Germany, fascist Italy, the Great Society, the War on Drugs, the Patriot Act, the list is nearly endless.

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Examiner: Fighting parasitic bureaucracies and crony capitalism

An old libertarian friend of mine used to make the point when we discussed the expansion of the state (which was often) that parasites tend not to kill their hosts. Bureaucrats and the political class tend not to kill the productive sector of the economy completely. If the apparatchiks did, they’d die too.

But the operative word here is “tend.” Sometimes parasites do kill their hosts. Sometimes the short term gain is so sweet, or leadership is so inept, that the parasites lose control of themselves. Think Detroit.

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Michelle Obama bemoans money in politics, asks donors for ‘big, fat check’

The credibility train has long, long left this White House. Michelle Obama goes to Hollywood, hustles for campaign money, and then complains about how much money is in politics. It’s just bizarre. Politicians are a weird breed but the disconnect seems to be getting bigger and bigger these days.

(From The Washington Times)

“There is something you can do right now today to make a difference, and that is to write a big, fat check. I kid you not,” she said. “I’m going to be honest with you. That’s what we need you to do right now. We need you to write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write.”

Click here for the article.

“I’m going to be honest with you?”  As opposed to what? A standard dishonesty?

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