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Economic Freedom: That Upon Which Our GOP Candidates Should Be Focusing

Posted on | November 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

by Smitty

Consider the following video a crowbar for use in prying the conservative head out of a lightless location:

The silliness of wasting days and days going after flimsy allegations is helping no one but BHO. Kabogus theater (to coin a phrase) is no way to set about recovering the country.

Watch that YouTube clip again. Keep in mind that Ron Paul, is the only GOP contender of whom I’m aware who is explicitly talking about removing any federal agencies. Are the rest of the candidates just playing the business-as-usual, with enough cuts like ObamaCare to win the election? (Aside: Robert Birch would like the Ron Paul fans to consider bidding on a piece of art that will shoe in South Korea at Jeju at the Gandeurak Theatre, November 12th. )

For a personal example, we’re looking to retain a nanny for The World’s Youngest Blogger in a couple of months, when I quit the #OccupyCouch movement and go back to work. IRS publication 926 looms large here. What a train wreck. There is simply no good explanation for why the federal government has to be involved in a transaction for services between two Virginia residents. There are some historical explanations, yes. But the entire system of taxation, like the U.S. Code mentioned in the video, is so beyond fixing that [Geithner joke goes here]. Who is the candidate that can restore liberty to America? Eternal paperwork is not the price of freedom. Paperwork is the death of freedom.


4 Responses to “Economic Freedom: That Upon Which Our GOP Candidates Should Be Focusing”

  1. Joe
    November 3rd, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    Good point. 

  2. smitty
    November 3rd, 2011 @ 6:39 pm


  3. Adjoran
    November 3rd, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

    There are between 4000 and 5000 federal laws and regulations which carry criminal penalties.  Neither DOJ nor the Congressional Research Office knows for sure – it is very difficult to count them all, being stashed in various laws, clauses, regulations, etc.

    That doesn’t count the laws and regs which do NOT carry criminal penalties, but still must be obeyed at the risk of civil fines and other penalties.

    To our economy, deregulation is far more important than tax reform.  Over-regulation strangles innovation, expansion, and production. 

    Obviously the code needs a lot of work, too, but that will take longer – a President can’t just supercede the law by EO (well, an honest and law-abiding President can’t, Obama does it all the time), so congressional review is required.

    But fiscal necessity requires drastic reduction of the federal workforce.  Shutting down departments is one good way to approach that, although it will be difficult to get it past Senate Democrats’ filibusters because again, these are creatures created by statute.

    So yes, federal spending must be reduced, regulation must be reduced, the payroll must be reduced. 

    But we should send Ron Paul to Japan to bother them for a change.

  4. Anonymous
    November 3rd, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

    Until it’s time for him to take over as fed chairman.