Advocating for the financial decoupling of government and business.
No more bailouts. Let the free market function. Educate, not regulate.
Education Not Regulation
The purpose of government is to protect the population. And while our government has served this purpose well over the last 200 years, it has now gone too far. It’s time that we take back the responsibility to protect ourselves. We no longer need the government to watch out for us. In the past we were too busy or ignorant of banking systems and healthcare to make informed decisions for how to spend our money. These days, with the level of education that most of us have, and the widespread use of the internet in which information flows freely, we are more than capable of protecting ourselves and our families without big government ‘help’. In fact, the problems that our nation faces today in banking, healthcare, and other areas are a direct result of our desire for government to take care of us.
Our government (along with private enterprise) should be more focused on educating the population about making the right decisions, and not trying to make the decisions for them. The best we can do is hope that people will make the ‘right’ decision based on the information supplied. But people must be responsible for their own decisions. If we leave the important decisions about healthcare and finances up to the government, we will have to suffer the consequences of their poor decision making. It’s not rational to believe that suddenly the government will start making good policy decisions. Furthermore, even if they do, they will be overturned by the next administration.
Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction
One example of this is the mortgage tax deduction. There are many good reasons to encourage people to own homes instead of renting them. It improves property values and reduces crime. It strengthens the community. On the other hand, there are good reasons to rent. Not everyone is able to make a commitment to live somewhere for the rest of their lives, or even for a significant period of time. Many people need to be mobile – to move to where the jobs are, for example. Continue reading Decouple