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25 Examples of What America Would Be Like if We Were All Christian Conservative Tea Partiers

showell Wrote: Aug 03, 2012 11:48 AM
1) …There would be fewer regulations, lower taxes, a business-friendly environment... I'd rather the Tea Party support a 'market friendly' environment instead of a 'business-friendly' one. Big difference, one treats private property owners and pipline developers equally, and the other supports special careveouts to well-connected industries (easement access) at the expense of private property owners.
inkling_revival Wrote: Aug 03, 2012 1:43 PM
I think you're making an unnecessary distinction. By business-friendly environment, Hawkins means two things:

(1) far less regulation and red tape, and

(2) the absence of Marxian hatred toward profit-making entities.

I do not believe he meant anything remotely like crony capitalism, which is what you're objecting to. Crony capitalism is actually a much greater sin of the left than of the right.
Kepha Wrote: Aug 03, 2012 12:14 PM
Not a bad point. One problem is that our whole political class, from right to left, is completely representative of organized interests rather than the people as a whole.

If every American was a Christian conservative Tea Partier...

1) …There would be fewer regulations, lower taxes, a business-friendly environment, and a much smaller government that would lead to considerably stronger economic growth and job creation. In fact, we'd probably have to dramatically increase the number of work permits we hand out to foreign workers, not because there are "jobs Americans won't do" (which don't actually exist), but because so many Americans would be employed that we'd have to bring in more people to do all of the available work.

2) ...The richest Americans would have...

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