Washington is Not a Growth Industry

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    Amid the din of economic nonsense being bandied about since the collapse of the housing bubble and the steep ramping up of our national debt there has been the persistent refrain that Washington should be “run more like a business”. If only more businesspeople were in charge to wield their business acumen, we would have this country in shape in no time. But is that a good solution? Businesses seek primarily to increase their revenues and profits; government revenues depend on taxes. Government accumulates tax money by squeezing it out of people’s productive earnings with threats of audits, fines and imprisonment. Our government already collects roughly $2.1 trillion annually from the productive taxpayers of America. We hardly need to increase our federal government’s revenues like a private business.

    Businesses sell products or services to voluntary buyers, always looking to increase their market share as much as possible. But what is the federal government’s product or service? Rules, regulations, bureaucracy, paperwork, red tape, hoops to jump through, uneven protection and security from people with guns, coercion and compliance to force and confiscation of assets, militarism instead of national defense, and of course a vast welfare state. Do we need more of these government services? Hardly. In fact, we have far too many of these destructive things already.

    What we need is more freedom. Freedom is the simple ability of people to live their lives as they see fit, without government coercion, provided they do not initiate force or fraud against others. What we really need is a less coercive government, not more revenues. Washington needs to stop seeing itself as a growth industry and realize that the true function of government is to protect liberty. Washington certainly has expanded and grown and accumulated a great deal of the people’s capital for itself, but this has been at the expense of our nation’s prosperity. This trend needs to be reversed. We don’t need yet another jobs bill to supposedly put the American people back to work.

    Politicians need to realize that aside from outright hiring some 14 million people, government does not create jobs. The only thing government does is hinder job creation by getting in the way and consuming otherwise private resources. Therefore the most useful thing government can do for unemployment is to liquidate much of what government does in the first place.

    One plain example is our tax policy that encourages U.S. corporations to accumulate foreign earnings abroad rather than repatriate such earnings. Currently there is over $1 trillion of capital that companies are keeping overseas because of the 35% tax charge for bringing it back to the United States. Our government literally is pushing capital and jobs overseas, and that could be used to hire an estimated 2.5 million people here at home.

    Businesses create jobs. Government is not a business. We don’t need more stimulus or phony jobs bills. We don’t need more revenue – $2 trillion is plenty to fund the federal government annually. What we do need is a wholesale rejection of government as a central economic planner.

    by Ron Paul

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq0kv4n5Yfs&feature=player_embedded]Ron Paul: Government Is NOT a Business - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Tomorow Ron Paul releases his economic plan that will reduce the deficit by 1 trillion dollars the first year. He will eliminate 5 branches of government without cutting important social programs.

    Ron Paul is the only candidate with a real plan for the economy, for the war, or for the direction we are going.

    Oct 19th Ron Paul will raise another 6 million dollars, putting him on par with Rick Perry.
     
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    Tell that to Obama.
     
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    The Growth Of Washington DC is primarily financed with Obama Debt! He prints up a few trillion dollars, expands the federal government, and walla, a lot of that "Borrowed Printed Money" is in circulation in and around DC/Maryland. And how about the other 56 States? they can't print money and expand like DC has. and all of our kids will have to pay for it.
     
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    Busllshit.

    1-Parasites have GROWN to be close to 50% of the electorate;

    2- The profits of KBR, Halliburton and other war profiteers have GROWN to unheard of levels;

    3- The Federal government has grown to the size of a behemoth

    4- the size of the federal government domestic paramilitary forces have grown to a size which can easily crush dissent;

    5- the amount of individuals who want to "terrorize" the US has grown to an unprecedented level

    .There, Washington IS a growth industry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqN3amj6AcE&feature=player_detailpage]BBC Speechless As Trader Tells Truth: "The Collapse Is Coming...And Goldman Rules The World" - YouTube[/ame]

    Ron Paul is the only conservative candidate. All the other assholes are going to increase government and increase debt. None else will get the job done. None else will stand up to the establishment because none else has.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3Sb4RtFkmo&feature=player_detailpage]Ronald Reagan - Curbing the Size of Government - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Do American companies look at the successful companies who are successful largely because they left the country? Is success something to emulate?
     
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    More Ronald Regan on conservatism and inflation.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NywwC4WbyY&feature=player_detailpage]OBAMA SMACKDOWN by Pres. Ronald Reagan ON A SOUND ECONOMY - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wusgcG4rfo&feature=player_detailpage]"Those Voices Don't Speak for the Rest of Us" - YouTube[/ame]
     

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