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Failure to reconcile

April 9, 2013

Folks that support ever larger and more intrusive government fail to reconcile ever more regulations with the consequences those regulations have on the poor they profess to champion....

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eriklatranyi

Apr-09-13 4:26 PM

Gov't has no money until it takes it from someone else.

When gov't gives money away, they consume a percentage to pay for the bureaucracy.

So, raising taxes by $1 billion does not result in $1 billion being available to spend.

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CarlHiller

Apr-09-13 1:50 PM

"the silly people" That's not quite the term I'd use for those who are too blind to see what over-regulating does to the average individuals budgets. Economic regulations protect inefficient companies at the consumers expense in industries, such as health care. Regulations in the economic sphere are simply price controls, either by limiting prices or limiting competition in favor of the large corporations that can afford to hire the army of lawyers to wade through the never-ending pages of bureaucratic regulation. How can we tell if additional regulations do more harm than good? Where do we draw the line between proper regulation and over-regulation? We run afoul of good regulation and cross the line into bad when we attempt to level the playing field to guarantee equal outcome which can never be. Doesn't matter what you do you can never attain equal outcomes in anything sphere. Regulations are essentially rules to handicap.

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philunderwood

Apr-09-13 11:41 AM

Another fact the silly people fail to grasp is that their beloved regulations benefit the hated corporations since they can afford to have lawyers and accountants on staff to assure they comply with and influence regulations. Of course the silly people’s solution for this is to pass ever more regulations.

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JohnZook

Apr-09-13 10:07 AM

Only Liberals wouldn't understand that government programs cost money that is best left in the private sector. This country was built on a small government and individual initiative. Then came Woodrow Wilson and FDR. It's been downhill from there. Good Liberals both.

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philunderwood

Apr-09-13 9:48 AM

All government regulations add to the cost of doing business for those affected, but I wouldn’t expect the silly people to grasp that bit of economic fact. Remember it’s not a good idea to play leap frog with those unicorns.

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SteelerFan

Apr-09-13 9:03 AM

Maggie cared a great deal for the poor. She wanted them out there working and off the government dole. Unemployment was high when she became PM and low when she left. She hated Socialism, something we should all hate.

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CMReeder

Apr-09-13 8:45 AM

Maggie did not care about the poor she only cared about the wealthy like all good selfish greedy conservatives.

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CMReeder

Apr-09-13 8:43 AM

"Shouldn't it be up to Phil to provide "some (actual) facts", to get the ball rolling, first?? "

Exactly he never presents facts just an unsubstantiated statement.

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SteelerFan

Apr-09-13 8:14 AM

Sad day yesterday, we lost Maggie and Annette.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-09-13 6:36 AM

Margaret Thatcher said it best to one of her socialist opponents:

"You don't care if the poor are getting poorer as long as the rich become less rich."

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MrShaman

Apr-09-13 4:47 AM

"How is this inaccurate Chuck? Please explain with some facts so all of us can be enlightened." - MBardo

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Shouldn't it be up to Phil to provide "some (actual) facts", to get the ball rolling, first??

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MrShaman

Apr-09-13 4:44 AM

"Another inaccurate letter from Phil." - CMReeder

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...Not to mention ("marginally") incomplete.

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MrShaman

Apr-09-13 4:42 AM

"Folks that support ever larger and more intrusive government fail to reconcile ever more regulations with the consequences those regulations have on the poor they profess to champion." - Phil Underwood

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WHEW!!!! I had no idea so much space was available (in "Comments"), to support such a lengthy-list of examples (of those regulations, to which you're referring)!!!!

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Tedeaux

Apr-09-13 3:17 AM

Yes, Chuck, if what Phil said is not accurate, please enlighten us with the truth as the Democrat party line has explained it to you?

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MBardo

Apr-09-13 1:37 AM

How is this inaccurate Chuck? Please explain with some facts so all of us can be enlightened.

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CMReeder

Apr-09-13 1:19 AM

Another inaccurate letter from Phil.

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