Politically Incorrect Guide to Politics

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While we’re on the topic of the election, I highly recommend that everyone watch John Stossel’s Politically Incorrect Guide to Politics, which aired on 20/20 this past Friday.

It was such a great program!  It went through several of the issues and how, even though the candidates are promising change, we’re not likely to see much once they’re in office.  And, that’s not a bad thing.  We don’t need an all-controlling government.  The office of the President can’t create high-paying jobs that can’t be outsourced, as some candidates promise.  The job of the federal government should be to balance the budget and protect us from foreign interests.  And, for those things that they try to change, many of them become a bureaucratic mess. 

Take farm subsidies, most of the money goes to agri-business conglomerates.  They even featured a farmer from Nebraska that is worth over $1 billion, yet he still receives his subsidies.  Then, there is campaign finance reform, which was originally established to help new candidates enter politics.  But, we find out no more new candidates have entered office, and the incumbents are using the law against their new opponents.

The less that government interferes with our life, the better off we are.  It comes down to spontaneous order.  Businesses going into business, businesses go out of business.  Jobs are created, jobs are lost.  Its a cycle that we need – and one that has made Ameria so great.  We learn, we evolve.  We adapt, we overcome.  As one economist on the program mentioned, it would be tough to say that the ice delivery man could keep his job after the refrigerator was invented.

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