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VIDEO: The Government is a Horrendous Private Sector Prognosticator

Seton Motley | Less Government

Really, Government –
You’re Making Free Market Predictions?

(Please click here for the video.)

We have before us – and the government – Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

Which the Leviathan and the Left view as an opportunity to outright blockade the free market.  Or, barring that, unilaterally impose many, many a la carte regulations – that they otherwise can’t get imposed – in exchange for Mother-May-I government-transaction-approval.

These are known as regulatory “concessions.”  Absurdly called that because we pretend the imposed-upon companies happily concede to these regulations – the same way I happily concede my wallet to the guys with the masks and the guns.

These “concessions” are imposed – they claim – to try to mitigate what they think will be market harm resulting from the transaction.

But really – who is LESS qualified to prognosticate what will happen in the market…than bureaucrats? More

The Government Giving the Left What They Want: More Terrible Policy

Seton Motley | Less Government

Yet Again…

The federal government is yet again acquiescing to the ridiculous anti-free market demands of the Left. We the People will yet again be forced to pay dearly for the resulting damage.

We have looming before us a wireless spectrum crunch. Spectrum being the finite airwaves we use for all things wireless – from cell phones to car key fobs.

More people are using more wireless data all the time. Video is an especially hay-yuge bandwidth devourer – and we’re watching ever more wireless video.  So things spectrum are getting uber-tight.

In an alleged attempt to address this problem, the Feds created the bass-ackwards Spectrum Incentive Auction Legislation. The purported objective of which is to get swaths of over-the-air broadcasters’ spectrum to cell phone companies. More

This #TaxDay, Let’s Also Look to Rid Ourselves of Global Anti-Free Trade Tariffs

Seton Motley | Less Government

Dear Taxmen, ….

It’s Tax Day in America.  Which brings to mind one of the late, great Ronald Reagan’s many great lines:

“Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15.

And of course Reagan was right.  Taxes damage individuals, families and economies every single day of the year – not just on Collection Day.

Taxes are about the government taking your coin.

U.S. State Government Tax Revenue Rises Third Year to Record

Pro-government folks view taxes like Jello – there’s always room for more.

Obama’s Budget Packed with New Spending and Tax Hikes

Taxes are also the government wanting less of the taxed activity.  Even the most virulent pro-taxers admit it – sometimes. More