Thursday, August 09, 2007

Huckabee Gets It

The majority of Americans recognize the overwhelming influence large corporations and industries have in Washington DC. This is true for both Democrats and Republicans. However, most Republican politicians like Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani still trumpet the talking points about the estate tax or billionaire's tax, corporate corruption, and on corporate welfare.

Mike Huckabee sees this influence and thinks America will be great when there is a level playing field. Check out this clip of Huckabee on Hardball yesterday...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

OK, now I get why the Club for Growth hates this guy.

I still think he would be a very strong candidate for the GOP. I would hate for us to be running Hillary against him, if it comes to that.

desmoinesdem

Shamgar said...

I'm not sure why you'd say he "gets it". The solution to a problem created by government isn't going to be answered by more government.

I like Huckabee, he's a good man, (not my choice for president, but he's a good guy) - but I'm quite frankly shocked and disappointed by his comments here.

Not because I think corporate welfare is a good thing, I certainly don't. But because his solution is so far off the mark.

noneed4thneed said...

shamgar-
The problem was not created by government. The problem is created by corporations that put people before profit and influence lawmakers to give them an unfair advantage in a capitalistic society.

We need a stronger government, not to pass out welfare checks, but to stand strong on American principles of equality, opportunity, and a free market society that doesn't favor one side over the other.

Anonymous said...

"The problem was not created by government. The problem is created by corporations that put people before profit and influence lawmakers to give them an unfair advantage in a capitalistic society."

Corporations can only influence lawmakers to give them an unfair advantage if the assumption is that lawmakers have any right to pass those kind of laws. So yes, the problem is created by government. Minus the government being able to pass unfair advantage legislation, these corporations have to compete on a level playing field and are subject to the will of the people, who can only be "bought off" by things that actually benefit them (ie, good products at fair prices and practices).

You will *never* make government "strong" enough to remove their willingness to be bought. You would think a hundred years of this same approach would show how much of a pipe dream it is.