Walter Williams, Ph.D in economics, frequent opiner of things political, had a piece over at Townhall that fits NH, given that the Dems in the form of NH State Senator Maggie Hassan has decided to:
- Prove, once again, that politicians and bureaucrats know more about running a business than the business people do
- Will demonstrate, once again, that in trying to fix what they broke in the first place (Thanks, Gov/Senator Jeanne Shaheen!), they will break it even more and harder in demonstrating a total disdain for the Law of Unintended Consequences in the hunt for the elusive socialist utopia of social justice and total (and absolute) equality of outcome.
His words (emphasis mine):
While American politicians and intellectuals have not reached the depths of tyrants such as Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Hitler, they share a common vision. Tyrants denounce free markets and voluntary exchange. They are the chief supporters of reduced private property rights, reduced rights to profits, and they are anti-competition and pro-monopoly. They are pro-control and coercion, by the state. These Americans who run Washington, and their intellectual supporters, believe they have superior wisdom and greater intelligence than the masses. They believe they have been ordained to forcibly impose that wisdom on the rest of us. Like any other tyrant, they have what they consider good reasons for restricting the freedom of others. A tyrant’s primary agenda calls for the elimination or attenuation of the market. Why? Markets imply voluntary exchange and tyrants do not trust that people behaving voluntarily will do what the tyrant thinks they should do. Therefore, they seek to replace the market with economic planning and regulation, which is little more than the forcible superseding of other people’s plans by the powerful elite.
While speaking to the situation in DC, they are appropriate for the situation here in NH. Instead of stopping the bus, getting out, and really looking around, MaggieCare is all about stomping on the gas peddle towards the cliff – with all of us inside it. She conveniently ignores the harm already done by Government by blaming on the marketplace, and is all wrapped up "fixing a problem".
Even a doctor will tell you that sometimes doing nothing IS the right cure and that even sometimes undoing what was already done is the right course for healing.