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Tag Archives: small business

Obama admin repeatedly modified (Obamacare) ‘grandfathering’ rules to benefit big business, not individuals

Basically if one had an individual plan one was likely going to lose one’s coverage. If one was lucky enough to have a large group plan through a company then one was likely to see things remain the same. (Don’t want to upset the employees of corporate donors.)

It’s the small business owners, artists, consultants, etc. who get hammered, which is typical in a crony capitalist system.

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The Government and the Entrepreneurs

In the attached essay I think Simon Johnson gets it mostly right. He asks the same question that is asked all the time in some circles. “What should the government do to encourage entrepreneurs?” A least he says “not too much.”

He’s right about that but he still gives the obligatory nod to government “encouragement.”  He is writing in the New York Times so one has to expect this.

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Rev. Sirico: Fighting Poverty through the Free Market

Nothing, absolutely nothing, has raised more people out of abject poverty than free market capitalism. And I don’t mean a mixed system with some socialism and somewhat free markets here and there. I am talking about the real deal, where prices are free to move, free market CAPITALISM. This stands in direct conflict with what many of us have been taught of course.

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Marco Rubio Says That Republicans Have Embraced Crony Capitalism, Free Enterprise Should Be the Way Instead

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.

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