Originally posted by aching_knuckles
Originally posted by xstealth
Removing business regulations is exactly what we need. Are you a business owner?
Taking government out of our lives is exactly what we need, why do you think college tuition is so out of hand?
No I am not a business owner, and neither is 80% of america. So anything to benefit business owners at the expense of the other citizens is not for the "common good". We tried having a society without laws for businesses, and what we got were monopolies, robber barons, and strike breakers. It didnt work, thats why laws were made in the first place.
What does govt interference have to do with college tuition? Obama declared last week that if these PRIVATE institutions cannot bring their costs down, they will no longer recieve Federal funds, something I agree with.
So you are saying that the government should not oversee education at all? Then university degrees would not be worth anyhting, as there would be no standardization....Western Ozark U. might say you are qualified to be a nuclear physicist when MIT says you arent even close. What then?
Well there is some things the government shouldn't be involved in, one prime example is overtime. The overtime law takes away billions of potential income. Healthcare laws will limit companies from adding more employees, because once they get a certain number of employees then they have to do more for them.
This is all great, but if the primary goal is to increase employment then these are not helping. With no gov restrictions, more jobs would be added and companies would compete against other companies offering better benefits for the better workers.
We still have monopolies, where are the anti-trust laws with banks? These huge companies ignore EPA laws, AT laws, and more; its the small businesses that get fined and restricted.
Government needs to get out of the way, if they do one thing it should be prohibit private lobbying from corporations and set max campaign contributions from corporations the same as people. Corporations are people right? I don't think so, but the government does so the same contribution laws should apply.
And yes, the government needs to get out of education completely. Our school systems are a joke, and the only reason college tuition is so high is because the government backed student loans and with this and the inability to bankrupt student loans; the government gave the green light to colleges to charge as much as they want.