In the movie “Ghost Buster’s” Gozer the Gozerian demands that the Ghost busters choose the form of the creature that will destroy them, “Choose the form of The Destructor!”
Barack Obama and his cadre of Marxists have apparently chosen the Destructor for America. The form of that Destructor is… A Marxist Central Committee Command and Control Economy. No matter how many times, or how utterly and completely this pathetic economic model is tried and fails by the Marxist faithful, they continue to try to make it work. It cannot and never will work, because it is 100 percent diametrically opposed to basic human nature. Those whose whole self identity and self image is predicated on having some special rationalization for why they are morally and intellectually superior to everyone else, simply cannot accept this fact. They cannot accept that they cannot arbitrarily change human nature at their every whim. This is why they gravitate towards the ideological position that the End Justifies the Means.
The ideological position that the end justifies the means can be rendered down to is most basic concept in the idea, that eventually, when enough pain is applied, everyone surrenders and submits. When the pain becomes utterly and completely unbearable, everyone will eventually do anything to make the pain stop. The darkly sarcastic phrase, “The beatings will continue until morale improves” reflects the bitter realization that there are a great many who believe this ideology implicitly. This despite the indisputable historic record, that eventually those attempting to employe such tactics are overthrown by those who they employed them on.
The United States government has been drifting slowly and surely, kind of like a dinosaur being petrified into stone, into a Socialist/Marxist tyranny for about the last 80 or 90 years. Not because the American people desire to be Socialists or Marxists, but because politicians like Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell and Barack Obama are addicted to power. The old adage, “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely” is not just a rhetorical saying, nor is in merely a truism, it is a simple fact of human nature. The constant and unbridled growth of Government on both the Federal and State level is the direct result of this mentality. This constant accumulation of power comes at the cost of the personal freedoms and liberties of average American citizens. It comes in the unending form of laws and regulations that daily constrict what the average citizen can do, and what they must do.
While Obamacare is one of, if not, the single most obvious example of compelled behavior enforced by the States monopoly of violence, it is by no means the only such example. Think New York cities former Mayor Bloomingidiot, with his bans on salt intake and soda consumption.
For America’s businesses, the Obama administration has an unpleasant holiday surprise.
A new report on the government’s regulatory actions was released just before Thanksgiving, and it contains more than 3,300 rules — which the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) estimates will cost more than $1.8 trillion to implement on an annual basis.
At a time when the economy is still struggling to zoom out of its post-recession rut, businesses worry that the crush of regulation is another sandbag weighing down the recovery.
“Back in the ’90s, the federal budget itself was not even $1.8 trillion,” said Wayne Crews, vice president of policy for CEI. “Now we have this entire $1.8 trillion hidden tax, you could say, of government compliance and intervention cost imposed in the economy.”
The latest monthly jobs report from the Labor Department showed gains in hiring in November, which helped push the unemployment rate down to 7 percent, a five-year low. But many of the new jobs added in the last several months were low wage, and more growth is needed for the economy to truly rebound.
Crews reviewed the latest regulation round-up, a twice-annual compilation called the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.
Because the majority of the regulatory costs will be borne by private industry, Crews said that will ultimately mean higher costs for consumers.
According to CEI, the biggest cost tucked into this year’s agenda comes from environmental regulations, adding up to roughly $379 billion.
This is a velvet glove on an iron first, squeezing until the pain forces compliance, nothing less. California used to have the 6th most powerful economy on the face of the earth, but since the Democrats gained control of Sacramento, it has dropped down to 9th. It has dropped down to 9th because of the draconian regulatory environment imposed on it by the Marxist in Sacramento. The fate of the entire United States of America under the even more brutal regulatory environment being imposed on it by the Obamanation Administration will be even worse than what California has been suffering.
Here’s something that’s about to get discussed.
The total cost of regulation to the State of California is $492.994 billion which is almost five times the State’s general fund budget, and almost a third of the State’s gross product.
But wait, there’s more:
The cost of regulation results in an employment loss of 3.8 million jobs which is a tenth of the State’s population. Since small business constitute 99.2% of all employer businesses in California, and all of non-employer business, the regulatory cost is borne almost completely by small business.
The total cost of regulation was $134,122.48 per small business in California in 2007, labor income not created or lost was $4,359.55 per small business, indirect business taxes not generated or lost were $57,260.15 per small business.
The figure comes from a just released report, originally called for in a 2006 bill and commissioned by Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Office of Planning and Research.
Stand by for press conferences, statements (especially from certain gubernatorial candidates), hearings, and lots of toing-and-froing.
You can read the report, ‘Cost of State Regulations on California small businesses,’ here.
The simple truth is this, when it comes to economics, most politicians, both Marxists pretending to be Democrats and Republicans are “Cargo Cult Practitioners“. They want the wealth and benefits associated with the cargo that was magically flown in by the US Military aircraft, but, being ignorant of where that cargo really came from, they have no idea how to produce it themselves. They have created, like the South Pacific Natives, elaborate rituals and facades designed to lure the cargo plans back, but despite their best efforts, the planes refuse to return. Even worse, because they are wasting all of their time and energy on these worthless rituals and facades that cannot produce results, their economic situations stagnate and decline.