Monday, February 20, 2012

Because they hate competition

By Donald Sensing

Sure, the game is rigged, but it's the only game in town. So we need to change the rules.

In order to create the kind of job and service explosion that can provide better incomes for more Americans going forward, the government needs to shift policy. It must favor the small firm and entrepreneur: the owner-proprietor group needs to become the apple of the government’s eye. Their taxes should be cut; their paperwork burdens drastically reduced; regulations should be rewritten and simplified to meet their needs.
The reason that the country's business climate is so hostile to entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses is simple: when small businesses become big businesses, they buy politicians to make laws to suppress competition. Business people love competition when they're small, when they become big, not so much.

As de Tocqueville said, the government,
"... covers its surface with a network of small, complicated, painstaking, uniform rules through which the most original minds and the most vigorous souls cannot clear a way to surpass the crowd; it does not break wills, but it softens them, bends them and directs them; it rarely forces one to act, but it constantly opposes itself to one's acting; it does not destroy, it prevents things from being born; it does not tyrannize, it hinders, compromises, enervates, extinguishes, dazes and finally reduces each nation to being nothing more than a herd of timid and industrial animals of which the government is the shepherd."
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