A Sound Jobs Plan: ‘Pull’ the Federal Government
by Michael S. Rozeff
Obama has sent to Congress a 199-page jobs plan. Experience shows that all such plans are filled with stupid and unsound ideas. They all are abominations. Congress debates them and likewise ends up with an abomination.
My jobs plan, which is a smart, sound and comprehensive plan, is breathtakingly simple: end the federal government. The reason is that this government has become too large, too complex, too powerful, too subject to special interests, and too intrusive. It is too totalitarian now and becoming more so. All of this is to the great detriment of most of those who live in America.
The proposal to end the federal government is not under discussion by America’s opinion-makers and opinion-expressers and, if it were being discussed, it would be dismissed as an impossibility.
Nevertheless, it is a right thing to do and it may be one of the few right things that can produce an enduringly sound America.
Ending the federal government allows people more freely to live their lives. This includes more freely arranging their health, education, welfare, security, economy, and jobs as they see fit. That this freedom will improve most people’s lives is a proposition that has been known for centuries. It is a proposition that is still fairly widely known. It may even be known by a majority of persons, at least at some times and in some places. Remarkably, it is also one of the most ignored propositions when it comes to governing.