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Crony Capitalism Running Rampant

omapian2 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 2:13 PM
How about calling it what it really is: HONEST GRAFT. It is not the corporations that create obstacles to growth that can be overcome by a few well placed donations. It is the politicians who maintain their comfortable lifestyles through these 'loopholes.' Al Gore coined "no controlling legal authority" which allows politicians to do anything they want, as long as the nations laws are being argued by a bunch of attorneys before some politically appointed judge.
“Government ’help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.” That is what Ayn Rand has to say about government involvement in the world of business, but the full extent of this practice is difficult to nail down. Tad DeHaven of the CATO Institute investigated the situation to determine exactly how deep the problem runs.

Periodically, CATO analyzes the federal budget to ascertain exactly how much money our government shovels out to favored parties. Unfortunately, over the years both parties...