Bigger Government—Lower Standard Of Living—Part 23ad

    This should be 56% of their ice cream.

        Do not think about, write about or deal with  human behavior without determining the effects of incentives. It’s not their money, of course they’ll waste it.

    Wherein we see the immense hubris of statists who believe that MORE policies and interference will produce prosperity. The opposite, of course, is true. Distort those incentives and hire more government employees. That’ll do it.

The Constitution says the White House can only execute Congress’ laws, not rewrite them.

President Barack Obama says he’s going to push the limits on presidential power as far as he can go during the last two years of his tenure.

“Where [elected Republicans in Congress] are not willing to work with us, we will do it administratively or we will convene the private sector,” he said in a friendly interview with The Huffington Post.

“By hook or by crook,” he added.

Obama said his big-government push would “make sure that when I leave this office, that the country is more prosperous, more people have opportunity, kids have a better education, we’re more competitive, climate change is being taken more seriously than it was, and we are actually trying to do something about it.”


    It’s of immense interest that “intellectuals” believe they know they have the answers after hundreds of counterexamples showing they do not. Neither discredited nor discouraged. Under Obama’s watch, a smaller percentage of the U.S. supports a larger percentage, more people are on government handouts, the deficit has increased, thousands of regulations have been put into effect, climate change is still a myth etc.

In practice, Obama’s agenda includes more progressive control over peoples’ salaries, education practices and the energy companies. Each expansion means that state and local governments plus large and small companies will cooperate with regulators to push progressives’ goals, instead of trying to please Americans voters, taxpayers and free-market consumers.

Despite the huge victory delivered by GOP voters and swing voters in November, it is not clear if the GOP leaders can — are will even try — to block Obama’s plan.

   I believe, that as with rebellious teenagers, this is just the peak of the phase of the belief in Government Omnipotent. Hopefully, they’ll realize the adults know more than they do.

Government Job or Respect–Which’ll It Be?
Cheerio and ttfn,
Grant Coulson, Ph.D.
Author, “Days of Songs and Mirrors: A Jacobite in the ‘45.”
Cui Bono–Cherchez les Contingencies


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