Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Without a Net

I started this post a while ago and here it sits in my drafts queue. Educated Shoprat has been following the issue with greater zeal than I, but I thought it was great that President Bush let GM and Ford twist in the wind and the government will not be subsidizing car production. Telling them to build a better product just floored me with glee. The government should not be subsidizing businesses, for that way lies the path of socialism and eventual oppression. As I and smarted people than I have said, a government powerful enough to give you everything you want (like JOBS) is powerful enough to take it away.

This is the way the government ought to be handling these situations - by not handling them at all. Lower the taxes, create the conditions for success, but if a business isn't economically viable, it needs to change what it's doing, or fold. Let the marketplace decide.

Now all we have to do is get every single American used to the idea of self-sufficiency and working without a net, and MAYBE we can get back on track with this American Dream thing.


Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin bloody well said...

I am in complete and total concurrence: GWB should NOT subsidize the American car-making industry in any shape whatsoever.

GM, Ford and DC will either sink or swim due to innovation, technology, manufacturing processes and market accuracy.

If they fail, well, shame on them. Another giant will emerge. Nature abhors a vacuum and any vacuum created WILL be filled.

Change is consistent, change will remain forever. Adapt or die.

I know I HAVE TO on MY job.

01 February, 2006 13:06  
Blogger Rebekah bloody well said...

That's how Capitalism works - if you can't make it, then you go under. The government needs to stop butting in. Kudos to GWB for not subsidizing these guys!

01 February, 2006 17:12  

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