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Old 01-28-2013, 09:59 PM   #71
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Call me "Bob." Sorry that the article above speaks so condescendingly to me as if I don't have a mind of my own.
Well, you seem to have adopted a number of economic fallacies that get spun from the left academia and media.

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I hate regulation, but I also understand that absolute power corrupts absolutely. I understand that lack of regulation led to disgusting meat in the meat packing industry and sugar pills passing for tylenol. I understand that some health code standards are necessary.
What Republican or Conservative ever advocated for zero regulation?

They usually are against over-regulation—especially for egalitarian and social justice reasons. Hong Kong has the freest economy in the world and even they have some regulation but it's simple and straightforward. Some regulations do not make an economy unfree. It's when you have too many and they destroy incentive or stop good action. It's also when you over regulate for the public good, such as egalitarian purposes, you wind up having fascism because the appearance of ownership is maintained. There's just no way for one central bureaucracy to regulate every abuse.


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And that de-regulation led to some of the abuses in the financial services industry.
Why do you cite left-wing progressive economic fallacies? It was just new and untried regs that were put in while some of the older, and better ones were removed.

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I also understand that over-regulation is crippling businesses and Dodd Frank is creating unreasonable procedural requirements for institutions that are mostly in compliance.
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I do not favor pet projects, pork, or wasteful spending. However, I have fought against rubber stamp conservatives who spit at every development project or stadium project.
Stadium project? That's a pet project too. Seriously, this is crony capitalism aka corporatism. America is about individuals developing such things and making it on their own.

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I don't like over-simplified beliefs about spending. I hate Obamacare, but do not understand why conservatives also push back on streamlining healthcare costs and improving transparency in pricing to finally bring health care costs to a reasonable place.
Seriously, you don't understand the problem was actually created by govt intervention in healthcare markets that led to its greater expense. You think govt is going to be able to make cost more reasonable. This is why you're really on the left.


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I find it insulting that the writer of the article suggested that this moderate faction is mindless. I am fiscally conservative, but I am not going to blindly say all spending is bad.
Fiscally conservative would be following the Constitution. Just because you're a mix of the current two parties doesn't make you a fiscal conservative. At least say you are a fiscal moderate or moderately liberal. A true fiscal conservative would be more like Scrooge. You're not that guy.
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