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Louie Gohmert: Boehner ‘Sold Out’ & ‘Betrayed’ Republicans

Louie Gohmert: Boehner ‘Sold Out’ & ‘Betrayed’ Republicans

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is challengin...

Sledding a liability which must be outlawed; Some cities are just out to kill fun

Sledding a liability which must be outlawed; Some cities are just out to kill fun

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)  – As anyone who has grown up arou...

Diversions: Recycling a phone book into a work of gourmet paper mache art

Diversions: Recycling a phone book into a work of gourmet paper mache art

Absolutely nothing to do with politics, just a three mi...

Government Pummels Farmers Into Oblivion - Then Subsidizes the Wreckage

Government Pummels Farmers Into Oblivion - Then Subsidizes the Wreckage

The late, inordinately great Ronald Reagan provided exp...

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Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

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What Freedom of Speech?

What Freedom of Speech?

The photos of 40 of the world's government leaders marching arm-in-arm along a P...

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Levin: 'Republicans...Already Surrendered the Power of the Purse'

(CNSNews.com) - Congressional Republicans have "already handicapped themselves" ...

Government cannot be run like a business

Tom Mullen | The Daily Caller:

Despite his big-government record as a governor, Mitt Romney has run for president as a conservative who would allow the free market to work. To bolster his credibility, he points to his success as CEO of Bain Capital. Romney led that company to become one of the largest and most successful private equity investment firms in the nation.

Many of his supporters have been able to look past the fact that he consistently raised taxes and pioneered Obamacare in Massachusetts because of this private sector success. They echo Romney's argument that "the government should be run like a business" and believe that only a proven, successful businessman can do the job.

There are two problems here. The first is that history has already shown that successful businessmen are terrible for the free market whenever they get anywhere near government power. The second is that government cannot be run like a business. Its very nature makes that utterly impossible.

Regarding the first problem, one need only study the 19th century. If you don't like the progressive movement, you can thank the 19th-century Republican Party for creating the conditions that led to its birth.

The entire period is a record of big business getting together with government to intervene in the free market. Always under the pretense of protecting consumers, the true purpose of these interventions was limiting or eliminating competition for connected companies. ... continues...

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