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Government is Really Bad at Protecting the Little Guy

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Jonathan Kovaciny from Campaign for Liberty writes:

Companies only get as big and powerful as they are because government itself allows them to be. Without the protection of the government and the regulations that stifle true competition, these companies would be quickly replaced by other companies that provided what consumers actually wanted at a lower price and without screwing people over. Ask yourself: “If all health insurance companies are evil and constantly screwing the little guy and putting profit ahead of people, then why don’t I get together with some friends and start my own insurance company that is actually nice to our customers and provides a good product at a fair price? People will come in droves to buy insurance from us and we’ll rule the insurance market easily.”

The answer to this hypothetical question is that you can’t. Because the existing insurance companies have so heavily protected themselves with government that you cannot be nice to your customers and stay afloat. If we want to solve this problem, we need LESS government, not more. Government is and will always be the tool of Big Pharma, Big Banks, Big Everything. Government is NOT ON OUR SIDE because we only have votes and the Big Guys have the money. When you vote to put the government in charge of protecting us from the companies (through regulations, mandates, etc.), the companies themselves will, in short order, buy off the politicians and regulators and stack the deck in their favor. The companies can screw us over and be protected from retaliation by the system we voted into place.

Read the full article here (I beg of you)


Written by mikeikon

October 11, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Posted in healthcare, political theory

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