9/29/2010

My two cents..or maybe even three (tax-free)

Many people, especially the tea party movement, seem to be under the misguided notion that by electing republicans they will reduce the size of the government. I'm not sure that this is based on anything other than wishful thinking. The government has always gotten bigger whether under control by republicans or democrats or even in gridlock.

The only way to reduce the size of government is to reduce the role they play in our lives. We need to rid tax-hoarding departments like that of the department of education. We need to rid the regulation of business or at a minimum lessen the goverment's stranglehold on it's potential. If we are serious about limiting the size of the goverment then we need to talk about benefits you are going to cut. I do not hear the republicans talk much about where they are going to cut benefits. Each party wants the other party's benefits cut but God forbid anyone cut their own. If one is destined to think that America needs smaller government and less Government intervention, you must look back on history. Realizing this will not be done in the booth voting for a republican or democrat. You will need to vote Libertarian!

4 Comments:

At September 29, 2010 at 2:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charles, you make some interesting points but your thesis hear seems a little vague. What can one politician much less a state auditor do specifically to decrease or at least wrangle the relentless power of the governments? Curious to hear what your first few moves would be if you took office?

Fred
South St. Louis County

 
At September 30, 2010 at 6:31 AM, Blogger Charles Baum said...

I agree that there is little a state auditor can do, but you've got to start somewhere and the position of President wasn't open. My first actions would be to find the areas that appear to be most wasteful. I feel that many of the state run institutions along with the school districts have too many people at top earning too much. However, they are hard to get at because they have power especially in the parties they represent. Since none of them are Libertarians I wouldn't be compromised.

 
At September 30, 2010 at 7:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie, although you are not always "polished" in your approach, you are one of the most insightful people I have ever met. And, I have seen very few people with as much enthusiasm for a better tomorrow. Vote Libertarian!

 
At October 4, 2010 at 11:42 AM, Blogger James said...

I can't help but agree to some degree. I am registered democrat but at some level there is something say for "cleaning house." By this, I mean fresh thinkers, and clearing who is in Washington now. I understand there are many great politicians doing good things in both parties but, by their mere invovlement, are tainted with Washington politics. "Liberterian" is just verbage anyway, to judge someone and their political beliefs based on this does not give that person their due chance.

Charles, I certainly agree with many of your statements.

 

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