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Mitt Romney, Big-Government Man

Pat1859 Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 12:22 PM
Having a world without rules and regulations would be wonderful, but it isn't realistic. Unfortunately there are too many people that will take advanage of anything and everything to do whatever they want to. We can live without the enormanity of the overpowering amount or regulations being presented now, but there will always have to be some. In a certain foreign country they are building a new city without regulations for businesses to grow free of rules, It will be interesting to see how soon they need some, at least. Big government is not good, but too little government can be just as bad. The real world is not always a nice place.
nawlins72 Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 12:29 PM
Pat, this "world without rules and regulations" is not a libertarian argument but a conservative/liberal mischaracterization. Man is a rule making creature and even without the State we would have rules and regulations, they would simply be organized differently. A limited government that stays out of the market does not equate to "chaos" in the world of business. Prior to state and federal departments, private organizations were implementing regulatory programs in order to improve the quality of goods and services.

President Obama tanked in the last debate. Good.

Now maybe people will listen when Mitt Romney says things like, "The genius of America is the free enterprise system, and freedom, and the fact that people can go out there and start a business. ... The private market and individual responsibility always work best."

They do.

But then Romney responded to Obama by essentially saying: I want big government, too!

We who hope for smaller government as a way to expand liberty and create prosperity are disturbed by what we heard last week. The GOP candidate painted himself as a big...