Just Say “No” to Another “Stimulus”
WASHINGTON, October 9, 2009--On the heels of a failed $700 billion “stimulus” package, Congress is mulling over yet another round of “stimulus” spending.
“We don’t need the government to ‘stimulate’ the economy with some new intervention; we need it to liberate us from all its destructive economic intervention that put us in this situation,” said Yaron Brook, president of the Ayn Rand Center.
“We need liberation from environmentalist restrictions on oil drilling and energy production. We need liberation from Sarbanes-Oxley, which treats businessmen as guilty until proven innocent and increases the cost of doing business for every publicly traded corporation. We need liberation from the government’s pervasive regulation and semi-socialization of the health care market, which have artificially driven up the costs of health care. We need liberation from the intervention of the Federal Reserve, which is destroying our savings by inflating the currency. And we need liberation from countless other forms of government spending; if spending does not decrease, then any ‘stimulus’ tax cuts are simply tax increases for the future.
“When the government violates our right to produce and trade freely, it is an economic cancer that needs to be removed from the economy.”
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