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Penny Wise-Pound Foolish is Bad Government Policy

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

Let’s Not, Shall We?

We want less government – in all things. This is not a moment-to-moment, transient concept. This is an overarching, timeless desire.

We are not short-sighted in this pursuit. This sometimes means spending a little more government money up front – to save a whole lot of government money later.

Spending a little government coin now on a border wall and better border enforcement – will save us down the road a TON of government money spent on medical care, housing, schools, welfare checks and a whole host of other government-funded things.

Spent not just on the 20 million or so illegal aliens. But also on the American citizens whose jobs and wages are squelched by the illegally imported competitors. And all Americans – whose taxes have to be inexorably, dramatically increased to pick up the titanic illegal alien-induced government tab. More

Government Cronyism – Looking to Stop the Power of Technology and the Free Market

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

The Doctor Will Screw You Now

The big government cronyism racket – is absurd. It is a disjointed, discombobulated mess of ridiculous ideas and assertions – put forward in steadfast defiance of the fundamentals of the free market and human nature.

Government intervention in the private sector is nigh always stupid and anti-productive. Private companies usually don’t go begging for government assistance – unless and until they have proven themselves failures in the private sector. (Unless they’re intensely obnoxious, have succeeded on their own – and want the added edge of government favoritism anyway. See: Google and Apple, amongst so many others.)

Most of the time, government isn’t picking winners and losers – government is picking losers at the expense of winners.

Big government officials – are more than happy to be the cronies on the inside. More government activity – means more power for them. Just cut the requisite campaign checks – and the government is your oyster. Oh – and then hire them to some well-paid-work-free gigs after they quit the government. Four-hundred-thousand-dollar-speech-giving, for instance.

Meanwhile in the Real World, there has of course been a technology revolution. Which has been a bit of a traditional-business-disruptor – and has unleashed a whole new tidal wave of attempted cronyism. As traditional businesses – disrupted by the new competition on the new playing fields – run to government to get (even more) protection from their increasing free market frailties. More

Keep the Lame (Duck) Cronyism out of Contact Lenses

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

Tyranny of the Un-Elected

I may be jinxing myself – but my aging eyes remain pretty good. <Knocks on wood.> So I can, with my untrammeled sight, spot the ridiculous cronyism that abounds all around the ridiculous city that is Washington, D.C.

Including when that cronyism adversely affects the contact lens market. I don’t have to use a product – to like a free, fair and open market for it. A market which DC actually opened up a bit in 2004 – and which cronies are now looking to slam back shut.

And these cronies are looking to do it in a lame duck Congressional session – which is itself a problem. Lame duck sessions – are lame. Legislators who just lost their gigs – should stop legislating. Because We the People just voted to have them stop legislating.

Who are the Contact Cronies? And what are the Contact Cronies looking to have Lame Duck DC do?

The Cronies are a cabal of optometrists and contact lenses manufacturers who want to regain their lens sale monopoly. Which means they want a lame duck law – that undoes the good work Congress did in 2004. More