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Does government deliver.
Convenience fight it's a packet coming week.
Can deliver please government claims it delivered.
But in reality.
We do a passenger trains and they're hemorrhaging money hemorrhaging you know.
Should government be doing this past fall and frequently answers no no no no two taxpayers paying police officers to work for their use.
We have no idea what these people are doing except we know what they're not doing which is what they were hired to do.
Even defense which government supposed to do is riddled with -- And the Postal Service can't even close little used post offices.
No question if if this for private enterprise they would be closed this governor closed parts of golf.
The -- things pretty low in government John and yet people in government knew me.
Think they're geniuses.
-- -- us government incorporate.
That's our show today.
That's what we call tonight's show but does that mean.
Well means government doing things the private sector ought to do things like managing health care banking transportation in the mail.
These things happen there.
Faster and cheaper if government steps aside and let's greedy competitors.
Come peak -- different.
We see that again and again in real life the post office couldn't get it there overnight.
They bring in all these managers these experts from the private sector and they still could.
But then fed acts happened United Parcel Service I believe they could.
Now even the post office does -- sometimes.
But the private sector does everything better I'll give you.
A thousand dollars you can name one thing that government does more efficiently.
We need government to do some things on just talk and more efficient there's nothing.
But even though the private -- more efficient politicians and bureaucrats usually won't let -- they want their tentacles on everything and -- -- easily -- happy to go along because.
Were imprinted to believe that the specialists.
And Washington State capitals know better.
There from the government they -- here to help and -- are so Smart.
I think about what governments did when they decided they should build cars.
This is what you get that -- bottom the pride of the eastern bloc.
It was a terrible car -- It makes a huge pollution the but the central planners -- it was great became good -- -- accident.
What's the Berlin Wall went down in the Vermont had private sector competition.
People prefer Toyota's and -- however.
When government runs things and throwing.
So we often get from government lousy products and services that cost a lot.
We need some government.
But not so -- so much that it is bankrupting us.
And tonight's first guest works for government he's a governor but he says you'd be surprised at how much government you'll never miss.
He's Indiana governor Mitch Daniels so what will we miss.
Oh John there's a lot you won't miss a lot of the real -- government around you won't miss.
Things like vehicles and planes -- they can do accumulate.
I'll call -- all out war if you won't miss the lousy service we always -- that the yellow pages -- if -- In there then conceivably I government should be doing it itself -- -- in the yellow pages and there are more than a couple competitors.
Offering you say government shouldn't -- It's at least that's the question is -- -- -- -- this all day every day may be they're better at it and of course as you say they have the incentive to get better because if they don't they go out of business which government can't do.
But they just want money -- -- just greedy you're a public servant you're doing it for the people.
I love I love the sarcasm that you you know you put your finger on a real question of people who -- people who feel that -- well yes -- There's a certain.
Another form agreed it's every bit as insidious than.
And summons and in the human tendency to try to get ahead make money and that's the greed for power over other people that's a constant.
Danger in government that needs to be guarded against.
Are you mentioned the property that government keeps holding on to me who leaves some property in India told -- tell us about that.
Had -- road losing money around as a political patronage operation for fifty years still hadn't paid off its bonds patronage being iron.
The run on the highway when -- -- my friends my supporters.
Yes and so we found a way to.
Harvest some money we never would ahead and we -- billions of dollars of roads -- No taxes no interest they're borrowing costs and meanwhile we get the best -- road we've ever had.
But you did you -- it to a foreign company and you really had to work to sell that you had to convince people you really.
Fought for it here's a clip -- This is the tests this is.
This time there is no other way there is no other plan and there isn't gonna be you're either more visibility or against our future.
You you were on fire them there I've never seen that passion that you really sold that you've calm down since.
Well I get fired up when I think that.
And the future of our states at stake it was then and it was simply a better use of an asset that -- government's hands was underperforming.
But why would be better here -- -- Indiana running the told -- for the people vs a private company foreign company -- to make money for its shareholders there that much more efficient.
Well John you know we Americans distrust bigness and in business labor and and government for a good reason we really and we don't permit monopolies we've gotten rid of just about all that said government itself.
And why do not like monopolies because they overcharge and -- serve their customers.
They have no incentive not to the people run and that road now head every incentive to put an electronic tolling to put build more lanes for less congestion.
And to -- to run -- traffic moving fast and actually make more money when it's later on a lousy road people will drive.
-- on some other road and find a way around so they have a very positive incentive to do -- the state wasn't very good at doing.
Even after you won the vote it wasn't popular with the people 60% -- one polls that told -- a bad idea we're gonna.
-- a private company collect the tolls but today is the result.
The result is -- repairing bridges building roads where the only state with a building boom in infrastructure in cost the taxpayers a nickel.
What other controversial thing you did this one just this year you signed a right to work bill what is right to work me.
All it really means is that that's the workers decision whether or not to pay the -- you can't be forced to pay -- as a union -- union -- arias and as a condition of work I was forced to pay to join a union to work at ABC.
New York is a forced union state.
And this place fortunately is nothing yet in our have to but I -- like not having the choice.
I would think that would be popular with people it is about seventy plus percent of the folks in our state thought that was fair and right -- up.
I'll tell you wouldn't push it for a long time.
Well we knew we had this first of all we had to.
C a real opening to do it didn't it didn't arrive till last year but -- today the the main point about right to work for us gets back to what I think government should always.
Have -- its very first priority that's the creation of opportunity for people if it does its job well it creates the conditions whereby men and women of enterprise create wealth for each other we thought to continue Indiana's -- Up the list of the very very best places for jobs investment right to -- made sense.
I would think that.
Right to work it's just stronger cause than the whole collective bargaining fight that happened in Wisconsin works with so much Sturm and Iran.
And that you're saying nonunion members should not be prevented from half -- job so it was I'd be here protesters saying.
No right to work Nicholas.
Union opponents to right to work continued their chanting.
If that's the message to these arrogant people -- and thank.
That they could tell us -- -- lamp well lamp don't like loving we can happen.
So he's calling you arrogant but I would think it's the union Hussein what kind of living you can have if you're forced to join.
Well -- It and I understood that it was going to be a very.
Emotional matter particularly for those who are very committed to the union movement.
-- compulsory dues has been.
A principle but no free writing if you have to join the union and that's good I understand that argument but in Indiana we have gotten to the point.
Where we were winning.
Of the time when businesses were comparing more than one state.
But we were being.
Blocked from about a third of the opportunities because about one and three businesses.
We're only gonna if there were only gonna go to a right to work state so we had to take that barrier down.
And by the way as soon as we did -- been awful lot of businesses we had who wouldn't talk to us before.
And if you are sort of alone let's let's put that map up that shows right to workstation that all the states around Indiana.
Are forced union states all those businesses must be now saying hey if this little island of freedom here we've ever been an island of very pro growth policies in general this is just one.
You cut government jobs by 21%.
Since he took office.
We have the fewest state employees per capita in the country and we -- the fewest our state has had since 1975.
You word 78 million dollars in debt.
Now you have a one and a half billion dollars surplus.
We just simply slow down the rate of spending.
To about half rate of inflation we've been there seven years and I compound rate of spending as well under the -- and play you don't even have to make it cost you just have to slow the growth.
Yes and and you know the fruit things pretty low in government John that was certainly our experience.
You've also pass the school choice bill congratulations on -- but I want to just give you some push back you've got the Indiana economic development corporation.
This sounds like crack littlest crony capitalism scam where you get to say okay this company will give you special break to come here.
Why not get rid of these development companies and just lower the rules in Texas riverboat.
Well first of all that corporation that not that you're asking about.
We never give out any cash -- some states do.
And we measure them based on how.
All we ever do is give conditional.
Incentives no jobs and investment no incentive tax break.
Temporary tax relief -- wherever let alone -- it just lower taxes for everybody you have to do this to compete not -- often you don't.
But I will say -- see a lot of other states doing things differently is very dangerous.
Give politicians checkbook and say.
You know do anything you want to bring good jobs to our state because there and -- to cut the ribbon they can be gone.
You know to the next job when the bill comes due we don't do that in the end we're finding you can win.
Without doing so.
Well thank you governor Daniels Indiana is now rated number three in the country and most freeze state economy which is a big improvement.
You're not quite up there with New Hampshire and South Dakota but look -- -- cannot.
Thank you governor Daniels coming up.
What if we got the government out of other businesses like housing Amtrak and the post office would that be great we'll look at how that might work.
-- go to the post -- is -- web site.
Okay you probably don't we do so you don't have to.
The -- access since Ben Franklin was -- -- first postmaster general -- Postal Service has grown and changed with America.
So Patriot Act.
And part of it's true the post office has grown and grown grown so much it loses billions of your tax dollars now.
-- change in America part.
Not so much -- post office is another government monopoly and government monopolies don't change or innovate the way private businesses to.
Of course doesn't -- post office have to be a government monopoly right in the post office is in the constitution.
But actually the constitution just says congress shall have the power to establish post offices it doesn't -- -- government must deliver the mail.
Since government's lousy at doing everything why when America's going broke probably still losing money in the mail business.
Well let's ask a member of the post office board of governors Mickey Barnett.
Make he'd been on the board six years trying to stem the losses why -- still losing money billions now.
Two points one no taxpayer dollars have been lost.
There -- no tax funds go to the postal serve where do you get the money to cover the -- services -- to a -- pay postage stamps but posted that's where we get it now.
We do have a loss.
And ultimately the the taxpayer could be at risk so your -- the questions correct.
Innovation has been -- a hallmark of what's been done the last five years.
In the last ten years we've reduced to work force by 250000.
Workers primarily through renovation.
This is a business it's not a tax run industry well and it's it's -- business Sunday would fire some workers if there wasn't enough work for them and you never do that.
Granted we are like a government in the sense that we want to be compassionate and and do it to restriction.
And one of the main problems we have -- a very limited flexibility.
Congress is tied our hands the board of -- of governors.
Would enhance come up with a plan to profitability.
Where the taxpayers will never be on the hook for -- and we will remain profitable.
As I -- things like like bar coding all.
Everything first time that it is human hand as winners delivered.
Small -- a lot of our problems we're not -- you know congress that controlled this to a great extent which is why -- clause I government only to see not a private enterprise no question it.
If this -- private enterprise.
We have 36000 post offices many would be closed if you want to do more but what's the obstacle.
When -- -- cop what ways will congress is delivery schedules for example it's in statute every year we must deliver six days a week.
All defend their individual post office and their little district they do -- and mostly Republicans you told -- -- well many Republicans today.
John you would be surprised this year we're very close to breaking even on operational stand close to breaking even notice let's say it was breaking even making a profit which is what Billy -- -- -- -- 2006.
All right the last year that's when the volume of mail drop precipitously.
There's been a fifth will do that 50%.
Decline in single piece first class mail in the last ten years look at the government -- the business when private time.
There's no one going to by the Postal Service that's mandated to go everywhere in this country there's just so not happen.
Just Celadon and if you live way the heck out you have to come into the local 7-Eleven to get -- -- if condit's life if congress chose to do that that would be ending in congress I won't allow that.
Now they will not allow that and I don't think the public would allow that.
We want to operate like a business but I -- who -- we will operate like a business of congress shall let us like congress won't let you.
They made their their bill does pass the senate and had a couple good things in that many bad things.
The house is considering legislation.
This is going on for years and years and each congressman.
Wants to keep you want to keep your local post office.
-- all the parts that we have flexibility control over we are making it a profitable enterprise we do need more flexibility.
-- more flexible in everything.
We have -- new and new product we want -- market takes eight months get approval through the PRC and other things with -- PRC the public post -- regulatory commission.
We're we're treated like -- until they Jason -- on any any more or less but yeah.
-- -- -- -- you can't compete to sell it off Sweden all day on -- by opera there's there's -- no -- for it -- if it's an apology -- vacant lots of the people tried to bite of bought.
Offered to buy the post office -- -- and it's making money I'm no expert on Holland but I believe you'll find the facts are 90% of the post offices were closed.
And the public is extremely dissatisfied with the service man that I don't -- all the facts and how London.
Maybe we need the closing at a post offices and moved to settle -- that's not my decision that's Congress's.
I don't disagree that that -- need to be run more like a business we're trying to do that.
Sweden allowed private sector competition.
Prices fell in America I'm breaking the law I put supplement -- mail -- I can't even compete which -- You -- but it year old male -- you put a mailbox right next to it newspapers all over America put in their all white regular separate bill but primarily because of security.
If anybody can use it -- that it loses all aspects of the federal security of -- -- Well this is why I would say we need private sector competition because when you talk to the government people about cut back they always have a reason when we need.
To reel slots in this case thank you -- Mickey Barnett for coming in.
On the subject of money losing government monopolies.
-- about him track.
You know how much you pay to subsidize trains that rich people rise.
Another part of our massive government incorporated is Amtrak our government railroad.
Was created forty years ago after a senator said of government rail company will be the last great hope to save rail passenger service.
Saw how's that working out for us Randal O'Toole -- the Cato Institute specializes in transportation how's it.
Worked out for -- we still have passenger trains we do have passenger trains and their hemorrhaging money.
When Amtrak took over.
Those congress actually believed that it would be able to pay for itself that out of rail fares.
And at the time -- fares for cheaper than airline fares so I thought they get a lot of customers but since then airline fares have dropped dramatically.
Rail fares have gone up.
And the cost of running Amtrak have gone up even faster so the subsidies are huge.
And are -- that's let's break this down may have thought that the costs would go down because -- often do when they thought they could manage better government all was thinks that.
Can make the same argument for government health care but they didn't regulate.
And they -- that we have this charge the prices didn't go down.
If you we we measure this from the beginning of and New Hampshire prices went up.
A -- went down.
-- and if you look at the chart you notice that they stayed about the same until about 1980.
When we deregulated the freight lines we got the government out of regulating the freight lines and then freight went way down.
But -- government regulation on Amtrak.
Congress imposed telling him track how they have to manage their labor and where they have to run trains the cost just went up.
And one result is that they run trains from New Orleans to Los Angeles for example that's the most.
Expensive subsidy you've ridden this train I've written a strain -- goes through a desolate landscape.
Takes a long time.
And it only goes three days a week and it has a few -- ridership of any major Amtrak train in some of the highest -- -- get rid of it.
Get rid of it except for their politicians whose.
District it passes through who wants to -- want to get that train going.
-- the result is the ticket prices 452.
Blocks of this is a train ride for rich people you can fly there.
Much more cheaply take the boss much much more cheaply.
Plus think taxpayer.
Pays a subsidy of 437.
Dollars a ticket.
Four times as great yeah.
-- the government lovers would say it could private transportation gets a subsidy to the taxpayer makes a contribution to flying and driving.
There are subsidies to -- for those subsidies -- average two of.
About up -- a passenger mile as opposed to -- seven cents a passenger mile for Amtrak.
So why don't they privatize Amtrak.
Well -- -- railroads and other countries Japan privatize its railroads and they're now making a profit Britain privatize its railroads and all they do get some subsidies.
For the most part they're being very innovative and and they're attracting more passengers faster than than European railroads in making a profit and then making a profit.
And if we privatized -- the passenger trains here I think -- get some passenger train to -- much better than Amtrak we might get fewer passenger trains.
But the irony is that Anthony house well who's called the father of Amtrak because -- who proposed to create Amtrak back in the 1960s.
Now believes it was a mistake and things we ought to privatizing.
Politicians wanna hang on politicians -- -- controls so they can claim.
That the reason why you have a passenger trying to ride is because you elected them -- need to vote for them again.
Another of their arguments is that trains -- greed it's it's not like the cars which pollute.
-- -- Well trains most Amtrak trains use diesel locomotives and they use the same kind of -- that our cars and trucks he is and they pollute.
They -- a little bit less energy than than the average automobile today but -- -- are getting more fuel efficient much faster than trains.
And the boss.
The bus is agreeing -- -- the bus uses about a third as much energy and he missed about a third as much pollution is Amtrak for intercity buses.
And it's not just green.
There are bus -- all over the country where.
The but local bus companies are providing faster more frequent service at far lower fares than the competing Amtrak trains that are governments -- just.
But the politicians don't find that glamorous and they don't control it so they're not is thrilled with bosses last point -- criticism.
Case our viewers are skeptical about him this from a transportation blogger who likes big government.
Interstate highway system is perhaps the single biggest government intervention in the economy.
Reading -- lets you you'd think it was a wonder of the free market.
Border interstate highway system -- it was a government program that did work and it worked because congress said first of all is going to be funded by the users we're not gonna have general taxpayers -- me funded out of gas taxes and other taxes on the users.
And second of all we're only gonna build it as -- money comes and we are gonna borrow wad of money and then build it and hope the money comes in if we had designed Amtrak the way we designed the interstate highway system -- put it on a pay as you go basis.
It might have worked.
But we didn't we decided to have the government funded and that actually was the problem too much money is the problem.
Well I -- Track to Washington I think you for your subsidy I don't deserve it but I get it.
Thank you Randal O'Toole of our right -- -- to Washington -- over there you have at thank you for fighting against these subsidies.
Coming up a much bigger part of government incorporated.
Now defense is something government is supposed to do.
But did you know that the defense department's brownie recipe is 26.
Why would defense be any more efficient than anything else government to us.
I complain about big government but defense is something government supposed to do.
But what is defense.
And what his empire building.
Does America need to spend almost as much and our military as all the nations in the world combined.
Yes is former UN US ambassador to the UN John Bolton in fact he says we should spend more.
Knows -- congressman Dennis Kucinich he says president Eisenhower was right to warn about military industrial complex that has too much influence.
Congress and what do you mean too much influence.
By that I mean that if you look at the -- in the military they're taking -- greater and greater part of our GD PSA.
And we need to understand all that's that's not true it's a greater amount not a greater part of our GDP.
Well they're taking increasing amount of our GDP since 9/11 it's about.
3.5 percent I believe it is.
And I think that we I think that we need to be aware.
The economic effect of that as it inevitably slows employment.
It causes diversion of resources to things that would be beneficial to the economy.
It's a loser in economic terms and it's not clear that it actually makes America safer.
Ambassador Bolton I guess that's the big question it.
How much safety how much safer does this make it.
Well I think you have to look at the divergent threats that the United States faces around the world the continuing threat of terrorism the continuing.
Very real threat of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction nuclear chemical and biological the increasing.
Assertiveness in some cases near belligerency of China those are real threats but I think back to the past.
When Russia had all those missiles aimed at us we now spend more inflation adjusted.
Then at the height of the Cold War or jeering the Reagan buildup or the Vietnam War where the Korean War.
Well if you add in the cost of the current conflict in Afghanistan that might be right but defense spending as a percentage of GNP.
Has consistently been going down since the days of the cold war in fact.
Even the Obama administration secretary of defense -- said if they.
Cuts required by sequestration take.
Effect it will have a devastating effect on our defense but let's say -- added.
Government any cut its devastating.
Act congressman I can get the shot on that.
Well the fact -- matter is the war in Iraq and Afghanistan the wars according to.
Joseph Stiglitz and Linda bill -- could cost five trillion dollars -- all the costs are added up.
We went into wars of choice here which -- hurt our economy in addition to that hasn't made us safer.
Now I respect ambassador Bolton because I know he really wants America to be safe so to -- the question is are we safe if we are the policeman of the world.
Do we have the resource is to keep doing that and well other nations such as China are investing in the growth of their economy.
Ambassador Bolton I know you think we are safer because we.
Police the world to some extent.
But economically how could we -- that's when we're going broke.
What we're not out policing in -- world and the sense of engaging in activity purely for.
You deficit intent what we're trying to do here is protect American.
Interest and the interest of our trading partners if we if we provide.
Some small measure of stability in the world it has an enormous benefit for the American economy and if we don't provided if we don't protect.
The sea lines of communication if we don't insure stability.
For our friends and allies.
That I think the entire economic picture for the United States darkened considerably.
But it's like the spending is an automatic pilot every year the army gets it is absolutely not it is absolutely not on automatic pilot we can see.
In the upcoming battle over sequestration.
That dramatic cuts are going to occur.
That -- almost no one in the Republican Party wants and and and probably a majority of the Democratic Party don't want that hardly constitutes automatic pilot -- you mean down.
Well the Washington Post headlined Obama cuts defense to the bone and then song.
So there's a lot of talk about that but we have this inflation adjusted chart that shows -- -- really happened.
Obama's plan is it for referred to only fall slightly and then flatten out how is that cutting to the -- You know any planned.
Four budgets that goes behind a -- three years is nothing but Tennessee and I think everybody understands -- what we're talking about in the very near term however.
-- cuts in procurement in personnel in training.
That will have a devastating effect for years to come and if you don't believe it look what happens in the next several months as defense.
Announced layoffs in the hundreds of thousands talk about loss of jobs.
I eat and when I say automatic pilot I'm thinking about how the navy in the Marines -- 29% the air force 27% the army 26%.
It's about the same every year.
It's like nobody's really make -- hard choices.
But if you don't think that -- between the services there isn't vigorous debate over what the budget amounts ought to be.
Then I'd I'd -- invite you to go to the Pentagon for a couple weeks the the amounts.
May reflect that may stay the same but it reflects a judgment where the threats are I think obviously.
This has to be evaluated on an annual basis we need to look constantly -- whether our priorities are right.
But I tell you in a world of increasing uncertainty that argues for more capabilities.
In our national defense not fewer.
Congressman I think most people are on John Bolton site -- -- The outcry over any cuts Steve you're a minority here.
The fact of the matter is we've made choices.
Wars of choices that are important allies -- -- economic disadvantage.
Is actually slowing economic growth.
It is actually reducing employment its own loser it's a loss of jobs and lots of GDP a loss in our trade.
And and I'm looking -- from an economic standpoint from a security standpoint I don't know that -- more safe today -- America looming you know.
Racing over the globe looking for giants to slide.
Ambassador he called these wars of choice and -- set on -- show that I was one of those blame America people for saying that.
These are wars of choice and they create new terrorists who want to kill us.
You are wrong and they're not wars of choice that the issue is how you best defend America and in the case of overthrowing.
Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan we made the world safer we made America safer and overthrowing Saddam Hussein.
We did the same look -- I'm happy to.
Put defense spending to an economic test.
And argue strongly for the proposition that if we don't have a visible and important American presence around the world.
Protecting the stability of international commerce communication in finance we will not have sustained American prosperity at home.
Thank you ambassador Bolton and congressman Kucinich.
Coming up did you know that your tax dollars meant for the police.
Go instead to pay for full time union work.
We libertarians complain about governments try -- do too -- But one thing government should do -- keep us safe.
I'm happy to pay taxes for national defense for my local police department in all some of -- wasted but until recently I didn't know how much.
You probably don't know that you more local taxes sometimes go to pay people who do nothing but work for their unions.
I heard about that from Clint Bolick of the libertarian Goldwater institute who just won an injunction against this practice and Arizona so whats the practice.
It's called release time and it's literally that.
Officers are released from their police work to do union work full time it's one of the big hidden scams.
So it's in the union contract for the police that you've got to pay yes not set patrol streets but also.
To do union work rate to lobby to negotiate against the city for its pain increases.
To ask for pension increases.
To do union recruiting you name it anything except patrolling the streets in keeping us safe.
And in Phoenix there are -- where you are there are several people who don't do any.
Street patrols they just do full time union work that's right -- six full time police officers who do nothing but union work.
And over 2000.
Hours a year allocated for others and -- this work can -- be a how well there's no end to it John.
If it's kind of like a slush fund them they can do.
This work whatever they want it is a total slush fund -- amounts to one million dollars a year.
In Phoenix taxpayers pay almost four million dollars for 73000.
Hours of union released that's absolutely right and and we have no idea what these people are doing except we know what they're not doing which is what they were hired to do you.
Are at the national president of the American Federation of Government Employees John Gage says.
Gains in quality and productivity.
Year after year department after department simply.
Would not have been possible without the reasonable and sound use of official time.
While I gotta say there are some bureaucrats were probably better off night.
-- not doing with theirs was immediately.
But when you look -- cops in particular.
Every hour diverted away from law enforcement is a serious loss -- there -- people getting.
Chilled out there getting robbed.
And these folks are riding a union desk and earning the same pensions John as the people who are actually risking their lives every day.
And so the judge in Arizona says you've got a point you've won the first career that's right but you're the first person really challenge this disposal are all over the country teel does what it does.
And what we're hoping that you know.
The unions do not publicize this nor -- the government officials who sign their names on these contracts -- would be embarrassing to say we're paying them to.
Not just not work but to argue against the taxpayer that's right in Arizona.
The they are paid to negotiate their own contracts.
They're paid to lobby for bills that sometimes the city takes the opposite position and it's absolutely absurd -- police officers not to do police work thank you Clint Bolick.
The Goldwater institute.
My take on government incorporated.
Government -- that's -- confusing title for this show.
I chose it because the word incorporated implies pretty powerful probably growing bigger governments definitely that.
But -- really means a corporation.
People fear corporations that think they're too big but no corporation is its biggest government.
A lefty activists -- said to be what do you libertarians worry so much about government power why not corporate power.
My answer was simple government can use force -- key companies can't no company can force me to buy its products.
Wal-Mart no matter how big it gets must compete for my money I can -- Wal-Mart simply by crossing the street going to another business.
But we have just one federal government we can't fire it without leaving our country.
Okay at election time we can fire the leaders of our government I just have one vote out of millions and when my guys -- which they usually do.
I must Obey the commands of the majority don't want.
Elections only happened once every 246 years.
Companies by contrast face elections respect.
We vote -- our dollar bills.
If Wal-Mart doesn't constantly struggle -- service better than Kmart or target or while block Wal-Mart loses our votes and shrinks maybe goes out of business.
Governments almost never sure.
This is why those evil corporations.
Do things better than government.
Recently MSNBC deceitful the edited Mitt Romney's comments about a sandwich making machine at -- I wasn't -- -- -- -- order sandwich.
You press a little.
Touch tone keypad right it is such that an analysis of the -- doesn't depress this -- this does this go pay the -- -- -- -- -- much.
It's amazing yeah.
She's laughing because.
From the called -- while -- so locked.
What is relevant is that while why does have a computerized way to order sandwiches it's fast and easy.
Then they sell you a sandwich for less than four box that is amazing.
Government couldn't do that -- it could it would cost more and they give me a -- -- you didn't want.
Sometimes I wish the Soviet Union were still around to warn people about that.
As I said to governor Daniels the Communist world produced all kinds of products that they said were great like this car that east German true -- It was a terrible car.
He had to put the oil and gas in separately and then shake the -- -- mixed up the cars use pollution.
The -- Indiana happens like collecting this terrible cart program since there's no gas gauge this is checking the fuel.
He owns six when government run.
That's why I wrote no they can't.
Government fails but individuals succeed.
And groups of individuals in the form of private profit seeking corporations.
Do everything better.
Politicians promise that they solve problems but they usually can't.
For years the post office tried but couldn't get it there -- night.
Then government allowed private companies to compete.
Individuals invented FedEx and UPS.
They couldn't get there overnight and make a profit.
Tax -- subsidizing Amtrak loses billions of your dollars but.
Privately run transit like the mega boss and the New York waterway are profitable.
Because they have to -- It despite the failures of government -- -- transit mail delivery even the military.
It everything it touches government keeps growing.
The feds now employ more than two million people for every hundred workers in the private sector America once had one government worker.
Now we have sixteen.
Almost as bad as Greece which has twenty.
That's a big reason Greece is broke and where they have riots when people proposed cutting the size of their government.
We're on the road degrees if we don't stop the growth and let the private sector -- Although this is an election year politics is all the mainstream media talk about -- should celebrate the private sector.
It's what brings us the best of life.
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