Monday, March 28, 2016 AD
Choosing Between a Deal-Maker and a Practical Doer
A cornucopia of books on making deals flow from the rich and famous. You can buy them from Amazon.com and other booksellers. But, are “deals” what made America the greatest nation in the history of the world? The Donald wrote his book, titled Trump: The Art of the Deal.
Yes, Smoot-Hawley came after the 1929 stock market crash, but its effect on recovery cannot be ignored. In my view, President Herbert Hoover ushered in the Great Depression and President Franklin Roosevelt stretched a four-year economic downturn into a twelve-year torture. Similarly, President Barack Obama has set the stage for a second Great Depression and a President Trump would stretch it into eternity.
Economic fundamentals have never changed, forever following the simplicity of market forces that respond to supply and demand. Free-market capitalism is so simple as to bewilder government people who imagine they can “make it all better” by manipulating markets through tariffs and more regulations. By the end of 2015, federal regulations filled over 81,611 pages of the Federal Register, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute. If one were to average the growth of government over the 228 years of our federal republic, one would think 358 new rules per year no big deal. The growth in big government is not linear. Last year, 2015, saw 3,378 new rules and regulations piled atop us.
Let’s NOT Make a Deal
More deals = more problems for American producers and consumers. Can we make America great again by repeating historical mistakes?
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) proposes something elegant, something simple, something that truly lies at the foundation of the greatness of America: LESS INTRUSIVE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
Democrats propose more “affordable housing” for the poor. Ted Cruz proposes less government that would yield greater productivity and, therefore, fewer poor people.
We saw this week the president of the United States of America frolicking with Raul Castro in communist Cuba, immediately followed by an excursion to Argentina to tout the many wonderful benefits of socialism and communism, equivocating two failed economic theories as equal to natural, free-market capitalism. By the way, South America is the test bed for his failed economic theories where Cuba lies in rubble after over five decades of communism, Brazil is teetering on total economic collapse from a failed experiment with socialism and the people of Venezuela struggle to survive Cuban-style socialism.
2016 Elections are a time of choosing between restoring American freedoms or sliding further into the abyss of totalitarianism.
I therefore urge Democrats, Republicans, Independents and Libertarians to choose the one leader who knows how we got to where we are and how to restore the greatness of America: Ted Cruz.