Big Business & Big Government vs. Small Business.

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    Big Business & Big Government vs. Small Business.

    The media too often see Washington battles as Big Business vs Big Government. This is usually not the case. Often it’s Big Business & Big Government vs. Small Business.

    Brookings scholar and Clinton, Gore, Mondale advisor William Galston wrote a piece today telling liberals that they need to side with Big Business over small business if they really want to increase the government’s role in the economy. Writing in The New Republic, Galston writes:

    The Obama administration will need to recognize the fervent opposition of small businesses to its priorities, while taking advantage of large corporations’ willingness to cooperate.

    Galston is exactly correct about the alignment of interests. Big Business tends to do well when government intervenes. Small business dies.

    Big Business can afford the added costs of regulations. It can hire up the former senators as its lobbyists to tweak the rules. It can hire the former Food & Drug Administration Commissioners as its lawyers to work around the rules. And it will always get a disproportionate amount of the subsidies.

    Corporate-federal collusion was embodied in ObamaCare, largely written by drugmakers, vociferously supported by hospitals, and driving business to private insurers. Obama’s stimulus was a huge gift to corporate America, with its plethora of subsidies. In the fiscal cliff deal, Obama insisted on a raft of corporate tax extenders. Obama’s “New Economic Patriotism” is a dress for corporate welfare to wear to the prom. Obama supported TARP. He bailed out GM. He signed cash for clunkers. He has set new records in export subsidies. I could fill a book with this sort of thing.

    But setting our differing assessments of Obama aside, I thank Galston for his clear-eyed view of the business-government relationship.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/if-you-want-bigger-government-you-need-to-side-with-big-business/article/2519387#.UQAhB6VMZhP

     
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    hear hear!!

     
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    Big business and big governmnt are equally corrupt and most often in cahoots!

     
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    The sad thing is that the more governnent grows, the more big business sees them as an ally.

    Libruls like to complain about big business, big oil, and they take their money, put their leaders in powerful government positions, craft legislation to help them, then rant about how bad they are.

     

     
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    Re: Big Business & Big Government vs. Small Business.

    In response to skeeter20's comment:

    The sad thing is that the more governnent grows, the more big business sees them as an ally.

    Libruls like to complain about big business, big oil, and they take their money, put their leaders in powerful government positions, craft legislation to help them, then rant about how bad they are.

     



    As soon as Big Pharma was bribed into signing on to ObamaCare, the liberal media has never again said an unkind word...interesting how little attention is paid in these recent mass murders, to the impact of the antidepressants doled out like candy in our society...because Big Pharma IS in cahoots with the Government...

     

     
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    Re: Big Business & Big Government vs. Small Business.

     What seems to have happened is that big business wanted to use the GOP for its own benefit, but the GOP has completely lost control of its minions. And they're now panicing that the policies they paid lip service to will actually destroy the economy.

    Their choice boils down to:  Support the legislator who will keep your taxes low or the one who actually has a clue about how the economy works?

     
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