Carol Platt Liebau: Incestuous Embrace

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Incestuous Embrace

Jon Stossel quite rightly points out that big government and big business aren't -- as the left commonly assumes -- adversaries, but allies.

When I handled small business issues for Senator Bond (who was a member of the Senate Small Business Committee) over a decade ago, the truth of that insight became painfully clear. In fact, when big business wants to stifle its competition, it goes to the only place that can really put someone out of business once and for all . . . the government. That's because big businesses have the size and capacity to absorb the expenses and added layers of paperwork and bureaucracy that government regulation adds. Small businesses don't.

2 Comments:

Blogger Editor said...

Bush is petro and coal industries puppet. And as Tom Delay said, you got to pay to play on K-Street.

Not advisaries at all, just an illusion to fool the voters.

2:05 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

Editor, I disagree.

President Coolidge said "The business of America is business". As a follower of modern economic thought, the President realizes that strong companies pour money into the economy and all of our pockets.

The Energy Corporations are simply that Corporations. Check your 401K, I'll bet you get a piece of the action.

11:04 AM  

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