News That Will Drive You to Drink

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Blessed are the deal-makers.

Gawd’s own historian, theocrat David Barton, who may or may not have a doctorate (clue: No),  was being interviewed by his own organization WallBuilders (and we have no idea why they would interview themselves, but whatevs) and he tells us…

What True Free Market Is

Rick:

Which by the way, for those folks that are really learning for the first time some of these things, that is not free enterprise and capitalism. Government is good doing special favors for some and picking winners and losers like that and making those deals. That’s the opposite of true free enterprise. That’s government-controlled marketplace.

David:

That’s government control. And by the way, about 15 years ago they started changing the definition of what free market meant. Free market 15 years ago in the dictionary says, “Free from government regulation.” End of story, period.

Today, we consider free market, “Well you have to have safety and health regulators. And you have to have fire regulators.” And so they regulate the dickens out of you and they say, “Well, that’s part of free market.”

No, it’s not.  Free market is when competition is what makes the difference. I’m smart enough to choose what works and what doesn’t work.  I’m smart enough to know what price I want to pay for what I choose.

Nobody has to tell me. I’m going to find out from the trial attorney that what you’re adding to your hamburger causes cancer. I don’t need the government telling me that I need a trial attorney who’s had a lawsuit and won $4 million on it. And then that’s all I need. And then it’s all over the news. See, the free market does that stuff. The government always reacts way too late. And by the way, for those that don’t know, the estimate is that right now about one-fourth of your annual income goes to pay for the cost of government regulations.

Yeah Dave, you’re smart enough to know that you need to bring suit when your liver is failing because the mushrooms in the stew you ate at 6 PM were poisonous and you have approximately well, maybe a day to live before your liver literally dissolves.

So the next diners know to avoid where you ate, and the Invisible Hand of the Market solves the problem.

Good plan.

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8 Responses to News That Will Drive You to Drink

  1. “Free market 15 years ago in the dictionary says, “Free from government regulation.” End of story, period. Today, we consider free market, “Well you have to have safety and health regulators. And you have to have fire regulators.” And so they regulate the dickens out of you and they say, “Well, that’s part of free market.”

    AHEM!

    ‘In 1648, New Amsterdam (later New York) Governor Peter Stuyvesant stood firmly on his peg leg and appointed four men to act as fire wardens. They were empowered to inspect all chimneys and to fine any violators of the rules. The city burghers later appointed eight prominent citizens to the “Rattle Watch” – these men volunteered to patrol the streets at night carrying large wooden rattles. If a fire was seen, the men spun the rattles, then directed the responding citizens to form bucket brigades. This is generally recognized as the first step in organized firefighting in America.”
    http://lishfd.org/History/firefighting_in_colonial_america.htm

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  2. roket says:

    I hope he chokes on his pretzel.

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  3. Osirisopto says:

    Well, I’m learning that for the first time.

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  4. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Today, we consider free market, “Well you have to have safety and health regulators. And you have to have fire regulators.” And so they regulate the dickens out of you and they say, “Well, that’s part of free market.”

    Those girls who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire were all a bunch of sluts anyway… I mean, if they were good girls, they wouldn’t have needed jobs, they would have been good, faithful stay-at-home wives.

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  5. Nobody has to tell me. I’m going to find out from the trial attorney that what you’re adding to your hamburger causes cancer. I

    Yeah fuck those people who got cancer from the hamburger and had to sue. Fuck them, they were probably liberals anyway. Troo conservatives would be immune to that shit.

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  6. Pupienus Maximus says:

    What, Barton is just making shit up? I can scarce believe it. Again.

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  7. Bruce388 says:

    Barton needs to dine at Mar-a-Lago and enjoy some of those tasty health code violations.

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  8. HarpoSnarx says:

    The chef at Mar-a-Lago: I don’t care if those cans of cling peaches are swelling and radiating, no LIBRULS! are going tell ME about the free market!

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