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Labor Day: Government Is The Problem, Not The Solution

September 5, 2010

     There is a growing awareness about the importance of small, independent business in America. It is being understood that 60-percent of new jobs are created by small business, and some economists estimate 75-percent of all innovation takes place in small enterprises that grow up. Ronald Reagan nailed it when he said: “If we lose economic freedom, we lose all freedom.” It bothers me to hear so many say … right here in Hall County … that government ought to do something about this recession. It bothers me that we look to Washington to create the jobs we desperately need. It bothers me that so-called Progressive Democrats who have never met a payroll have already taken over large chunks of our free-enterprise system, and are promising things will get better when government is in charge. It bothers me to see pure socialistic proposals surfacing in Congress and when Republicans oppose these government takeovers, the media echoes President Obama’s talking point that says “Republicans are the party of no.” If we conservatives are guilty of anything, it is that we failed to say “NO” early enough, and loudly enough, when liberal Democrats decided everybody should have their own home whether they could afford it or not, and created  a massive housing bubble through Fannie and Freddie. That one government action, piled on top of other deficit spending, is what got us in this hole. And several Trillion dollars later, the Obama administration has dug us in deeper and deeper. On this Labor Day, history tells us we will not even start climbing out of this mess until we say “NO” – loud and clear – to federal socialism, and return freedom to American free enterprise.

To Cut Government Spending, Cut Taxes

May 18, 2010

          If we are seriously looking for a way to balance government budgets, let me suggest we have seen the perfect solution in our city and state governing bodies … cut the amount of money we-the-taxpayers are giving them. That’s the way it happens in the real world. If you personally, or your business, sees its income go down, it cuts spending. It’s that simple. Private enterprise businesses are now beginning to come back … not because of government spending, but because they have made the very tough decisions and are now lean and mean and ready to go. They are promoting, and giving their customers better service and lower prices to improve their income … and do I dare use the word profit here?  From the very beginning of this democracy of ours it has been recognized that the way to cut government is to cut taxes. John Adams argued against having excess tax money in the treasury. Let me quote: “The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge more revenue.” And then he said: “…even in times of surplus the ‘folly and iniquity’ of politicians … will not let go of the peoples money once they have their hands on it.”  History is very clear, the only way government will cut spending is to have less money to work with … and that is what has happened to the Georgia Legislature, and that is what happened to the City Council. When they ran short of money, they found out they COULD cut spending. And the best way to cut spending, and cut the dominance of government, is to cut taxes first. And I say: let’s do it.