reply to post by mishigas
I'm not sure what Paul achieved in 30 years?
Stalling the govt for 4 years. Great idea. Our suburbs will resemble Flint, MI. The unemployed will have done things they would not normally do if
they cannot get jobs for 4 years. The nation will be a police state.
Stall the government for 4 years? Insane.
Flint and Detroit look the way the look BECAUSE of government! Over-regulation, rewarding failing business plans, giving preferential treatment to
large, cumbersome, failing corporations, making start-ups near impossible, selling out to foreign investors, taxing corporations to the point that
they keep their capital sheltered overseas.
Stalling government, or better yet resetting government, would be a vast improvement!
Just think, if we hadn't done the bailouts, things would have gotten very bad in 2008-2010. People would have suffered greatly, became unemployed,
and terrible businesses would have failed.......... BUT, then necessity fathers innovation. Unemployed workers would have started BETTER businesses,
and employed their unemployed friends. We would just now be on the upslope of a REAL RECOVERY, instead of still clawing at the downslope of an
The Bailouts helped, but they helped the wrong people, and for the wrong reasons, and they only delayed the suffering of the common worker.
Government is a hindrance to business, nothing else.
And, for the record, I work in government, in a regulatory capacity, and I see it first hand. We occasionally protect the public, but mostly we throw
the book at minor violators and and small fries, and we drive them away, but create exemptions for large corporations and totally ignore them, and we
shy away from any major offender with high-powered lawyers. We damage the little and the weak and we make it difficult for them to do business, and
we create an environment of little competition for the giant corporations or big bank rolls. We don't do it intentionally, it starts with the
legislature, and then it rolls down to incompetent government employees that are over-worked and under-trained.