Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Over and over I hear politicians from both sides of the aisle talking about "working together to craft solutions that the American people need." In the approximate words of famous television dad Cliff Huxtable, "that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard!" The American people, and people everywhere, are entirely capable of crafting their own solutions to virtually every challenge they face. What they require is the opportunity space to find and pursue those solutions, and it is that opportunity space that is being made inexorably smaller by excessive taxation and regulation, by government mandates to use expensive electricity produced by windmills or solar panels, and by giant entitlement programs like Obamacare. Make the opportunity space larger, and get out of the way.