Sunday, January 24, 2010

Big Business Loves Government

From the Cato Institute:

Big Business especially loves centralized government. It's far easier to influence one central government than fifty separate governments. Then they push for government regulation because it will hurt their competitors far more than it will hurt them.

The best way to fight the corrupting influence of big business is to repeal the 17th Amendment.


danq said...

Not always - while Washington argues about budgets, national disasters, bailouts, terrorism, and health care, everything else is handled (or not) by the states. For example, the MPAA several years ago targeted states with their copyright extremism.

danq said...

And when it comes to protecting Big Business, The Cato Institute isn't exactly libertarian.

Harold Simpson said...

I have always been a strong States Rights advocate, and I strongly believe in not only limiting the growth of the federal government, but would also like to see the states play a more powerful role in our nation's government. I recently came to the conclusion that an appeal of the 17th ammendment would aid in that process. I am glad to have found your site. Thank you.

Harold Simpson