Posts Tagged government growth
Dr. Zero illustrates the fallacy of the government acting as a “competitor” in the health care or any other market, by way of another parable:
Far from opposing all regulation, I maintain that clearly written, honestly enforced, minimally intrusive laws are both just and essential for wealth creation. A nation’s wealth lies in transactions between its citizens, and the pace of those transactions would be greatly reduced if consumers had no confidence in providers. Shopping malls would be considerably less active, if the shoppers had to assume every food product was potentially poisonous, every piece of consumer electronics could explode, and all of the merchants were thieves. Read the rest of this entry »
Patrick Jakeway at the American Thinker looks at Obamacare through the eyes of the Founding Fathers, but taking a look at the Federalist Papers:
Concerning Article 1, Section 8(3) of the Constitution that “Congress shall have the power to regulate Commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes,” Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 17:“The administration of private justice between the citizens of the same state; the supervision of agriculture, and of other concerns of a similar nature; all those things, in short, which are proper to be provided for by local legislation, can never be desirable cares of a general jurisdiction.” Read the rest of this entry »
Now that the Democrats have passed their abomination in an effort to control the medical industry, they’re looking at the internet and licking their chops.
Democratic Representative Ed Markey writes a piece at Politico calling for Net Neutrality — because nothing will help the internets more than getting the government to tax and regulate it and use the money to pay for high-speed access for other people. Read the rest of this entry »
Long frustrated by Washington’s control over much of their state, Utah legislators are proposing a novel way to deal with federal land — seize it and develop it.
The Utah House of Representatives last week passed a bill allowing the state to use eminent domain to take land the federal government owns and has long protected from development. Read the rest of this entry »
Tad DeHaven at the Cato Institute responds to a comment about the popularity of federal funding for state programs with many pretty charts demonstrating the dramatic increasing in federal subsidies of state programs. Read the rest of this entry »
Phillip Damon of the Troubled Patriot features an essay on American Thinker about the importance of a vertical separation of powers in American government. The Constitution was written to limit the power of the federal government to only those powers ennumerated in the Constitution, with all other powers reserved to the states. Progressivism has fought long and hard against this concept, with the result of a massively expanded government that has no authority from the Constitution.