We must understand that it is business, not the government, that can help us grow out of this recession. The government is creating so many obstacles that prevent the growth of business, from health care reform to financial regulation to cap and trade, it is no wonder that business is not investing in growing their companies. They have no true idea how these thousands of pages of new laws and regulations are going to affect their operations. Most small businesses will be bogged down with additional paperwork and reporting responsibilities and do not have the money to hire lawyers to pore over the laws and regulations to determine what they truly mean and how they must comply. So much for the free market! So much for The American Dream!
“To the glory of mankind, there was, for the first and only time in history, a country of money – and I have no higher, more reverent tribute to pay to America for this means: a country of reason, justice, freedom, production, achievement. For the first time, man’s mind and money were set free, and there were no fortunes by conquest, but only fortunes-by-work, and instead of swordsmen and slaves, there appeared the real maker of wealth, the greatest worker, the highest type of human being – the self-made man – the American industrialist.” Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged