I am in the business of publishing books. I hire people. I pay taxes. My employees pay taxes. My independent contractors pay taxes. I buy truckloads of paper, cloth, and ink. I want to hire more people who will feed their families and in turn, pay more taxes.
I cannot. It is nearly impossible to keep up with the regulations, laws, restrictions, and obstacles the mooches who suck on the public tit place in front of me.
Sadly, the Marxists who have largely run my state of California into the ground, and the politicians in DC who are doing the same thing to our country, are making it harder and harder to hire people, buy equipment, save money, or build a business. But that is not surprising when you realize that 80 out of 100 federal Senators have never worked in the private sector, and not a member of the President's new cabinet, to the best of my knowledge, hails from private enterprise.
Think about that a moment.
Current events remind me of this brief exchange on free markets from the 1970s, when Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman slapped down the embarrassingly naive Phil Donahue with logic our high schoolers used to carry around in their hip pocket.