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ENOUGH GOVERNMENT ALREADY! Lessons from Detroit, Illinois, New York …

I pointed out that politicians pass laws that don’t work. I ignored the government regulations that actually make things worse! We have massive unemployment with 44 percent of us unable to find a job. So what do politicians do? They take money away from people who want to hire workers. Government regulations cost business up to two trillion dollars each year. Thank you, President Obama.

People want to work, yet the politicians demand they get licenses first.. licenses for jobs like braiding hair or arranging furniture!? Really? We’re using government bureaucrats and cops with guns to save us from unlicensed hair braiders and interior decorators?

Stop with the stupid already. We need less government and more freedom. The human cost of government is too high.

At the same time we’re killing jobs, the government has been busy buying votes with money it doesn’t have. US debt doubled under Obama. California cities are going broke. Chicago and the Illinois are both selling junk bonds to pay government pensions. We have politicians who can’t balance their own accounts telling us how to regulate an economy. Thanks, but keep your bad advice to yourself.

There is one good thing about Illinois going bankrupt. They might … I say might … have to stop spending and regulating. Bankruptcy is an important lesson to learn.

That was supposed to be the strength of these United States. We are an ongoing experiment where different cities and different states run their affairs different ways. For example, we’ve seen Illinois fail while, at the same time, we’ve seen Texas succeed. I worry that President Obama will use the federal government to bail out his cronies in the busted blue states like California, Illinois, New Jersey and Connecticut. The President won’t admit his deep blue economic policies have failed. We can’t afford to double down on stupid.

This is more than a story of budget numbers. It is about more than money. This is a lesson about government policies crushing people’s lives and leaving them poor and dependent. People leave failing cities like Detroit and failing states like New Jersey, New York and Illinois. They came in search of hope for a better life and they leave broken dreams behind. Most leave and will never go back.

You and I get the message. Not everyone does. Politicians and the companies living off government regulations won’t change easily … if at all. That is why bankruptcy is so important.

Politicians buy votes with taxpayers’ money. As that source of votes runs out, they now flood the country with illegal immigrants and buy their votes. That works for the politicians who need voters dependent on the government. Government welfare doesn’t work for the middle class voter or their children. Sooner or later someone has to pay the bills. It is better to learn from small failures rather than large ones.

We didn’t learn the lesson that Detroit could teach us. Maybe we will learn from Illinois going bust.

I’ve talked with businessmen who struggled to save their businesses from bankruptcy.  They had to change the way they operated, and some couldn’t make the adjustment. Contrast these businessmen with government schools and regulated utilities who struggle to please their political masters … at any cost.  With billions spent on government schools, renewable energy, and government kickback schemes, we need to see states go broke to stop these failed ideas. Political restructuring won’t be pretty.

Yes, government failure is ugly, but to ignore our failed politics will be worse. I want people to have their government bonds turned to toilet paper and to loose their government pensions. That is the only thing that will stop politicians from putting our children farther into debt as they chase short-term political payoffs. That means we have to speak up and stop the crony bailouts.

I’m not being mean or vindictive. I’m sorry that someone believed a lying politician. I refuse to punish innocent people to soothe a political fool who voted for an unrealistic political promise. That is the lesson the voters need to learn.

It is important to stop political stupidity before it spreads too far. Political corruption swallows civilizations time after time … even today. I don’t want it to happen here.

Rob Morse

Rob Morse works and writes in Southwest Louisiana. He writes at Ammoland, at his Slowfacts blog, and here at Clash Daily. Rob co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast, and hosts the Self-Defense Gun Stories Podcast each week.

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