HILLARY’S AMERICA: Intrusive Government In EVERY Aspect of Your Life

Written by William Pauwels on October 4, 2016

Have you ever asked yourself why the government is in so many businesses?

For example, why is there a government post office in every town? Why does the government own, operate, and maintain billions of dollars’ worth of assets — offices, trucks, service centers, et cetera — throughout the U.S.A? Is this a carryover from the horse and buggy age? Is there any reason, the post office could not be sold and run, today, by a private corporation?

And why is the government in the Amtrak business? The airport business? The highway business? The bridge business? The tunnel business? The parks business? Are these not operations that should be run by private enterprise?

Certainly the government could establish the mission, goals, guidelines and regulations for each of these businesses, as required to accomplish the general welfare — without having to run each business.

If these businesses were sold, the size of the federal government could be significantly reduced — government spending and subsidizing could be reduced — and the funds generated from the sales could be used to reduce the national debt.

When you think about it, even in private hands, the government would still be a silent partner in these businesses, as it is in effect in other private businesses. Federal tax rates on corporations vary from 15% to 35%. It shares in these profits without risking any of its capital (except, under BHO, in the case of General Motors, Chrysler, Fannie, Freddie, etc.).

As things now stand, school boys are literally running many of these government owned businesses out of bureaucratic government offices. And the $19 trillion deficit tells us that they do not do it well.

And under a President Hillary Clinton, this situation won’t get better.

What has Hillary Clinton accomplished during her 30-year career in government? Other than tailgating on her husband’s political success and Obama’s political success, what has she really accomplished? Not much.

Really – she is the Democrat candidate because of her notoriety. If one compiles a list of her accomplishments versus a list of her failures – the latter would exceed the former significantly. Has she created any jobs? Has she met a payroll? Has she made strategic decisions?

Donald Trump on the other hand has a history of accomplishment, of creating new businesses, of overcoming failed businesses, of creating thousands of new jobs, and of passing severe business tests as measured by profit and loss, return on invested capital, economic growth, payroll, legal challenges, etc.

Literally, Trump is a doer and an achiever, whereas Hillary is a tailgater, a deceiver, and a career government leech.

Image: By Brett Weinstein – http://www.flickr.com/photos/nrbelex/2232632457/in/photostream/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29665673

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William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.