Monday, July 27, 2009

Is government getting too big to fail?

We seem to have a paradox, we have our government saying that Big Business is corrupt and therefore our Government had to take over the financial, auto and now the insurance industries. For all of the evils that they are proposing, they are quite on the fact that Big Government has all of these flaws plus the inability to quickly respond to needed change. At least with business they will dump something that is loosing money. Big Government will continue that same program whether it make sense or not. Now politics are even more than before entering the Frey. Who is to be save and who will loose it all is up to our political leaders. this is wrong is so many ways it is alarming.
Nevada is not much better. Gaming has had a strangle hold on the workings of Carson City for Decades.many of our laws and regulations protect that industry at the expense of the rest of us. The two big proposals coming out of the Casino lobby has been the gross receipts tax proposal and the Nevada clean air act. the Nevada business community banned together and help defeat the gross receipts tax but the negative economic effects of the Nevada clean air act on small locally owned business is well documented. Both of these gaming proposals excluded them while placing the burden on others. This approach of taxation public policy and law has to stop. I believe that the greed of these few casino giants have blinded them from the fact that we are all in this together, by weakening local business, they weaken themselves. as today's local market has proved. Gaming is down because the locals are now hurting. Now that the Casino lobby has been hit along with the rest of us, I strongly believe it is a self inflicted wound.
The issue here is that are we laying the ground work for a recovery that we can all benefit. I would say no. As my first blog stated. Government too many times has been used by big business to develop regulations and tax policy That Slows down the process and inhibits competition. Therefore the bigger government grows the slower the process becomes, the more expensive projects become and the element of profitability goes away. Recoveries are built on the potential of growth, big government denies us of that right. the only way to make government work for all of us is to put back into the equation the checks and balances to regulating on a tiered system placing most of the oversight on larger companies. This is not a attack on big business, but small business needs a voice in the development of policy. we have been left out of the debate for the most part.

The problem Nevada has in today's political environment is that we have a Governor that is a no tax guy. The Democrats can just say that he is a simpleton and cannot understand the complexities of government. well the truth is much different. Nevada needs a strong voice right now to disarm the lefts advances at big Government. For Nevada to move back up the list in States to do business it needs someone who can make the argument. Our Nevada State government is too big and far too many times gets in the way of Small business to begin, advance and flourish.

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