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DeMint: ‘Big Business Is No Friend of Conservatism’
Cybercast News Service ^ | April 8, 2014 - 9:48 AM | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 04/08/2014 11:27:37 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Former Sen. Jim DeMint, the president of the Heritage Foundation, writes in his new book—“Falling in Love With America Again”—about the cozy relationship between big business and big government.

“Almost all big corporations benefit from, advocate for, and downright like big government,” DeMint writes. […]

“These big companies like to write regulations that make it harder for the smaller companies to compete with them,” DeMint said. “The large companies can deal with a regulatory maze much better than the small companies can. Like the big tobacco companies wanted the FDA to regulate cigarettes because they knew the smaller companies could not get approval to ever introduce a new brand.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chamberofcommerce; cronycapitalism; jimdemint; regulations

1 posted on 04/08/2014 11:27:37 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Amen!


2 posted on 04/08/2014 11:46:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

This was one of the shocking things that I learned 40 years ago.

Because of the media, I had come to believe that corporations were conservative and capitalist and pro-business, but during the Nixon administration, I learned that they are against much of what I believed in.

The giants soon learned that government interference and affirmative action, regulation, etc. was protecting them as giants, and burning the ladder behind them to kill the smaller competitors and keep out competition.


3 posted on 04/08/2014 11:51:45 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

There is in fact also a revolving door between big business & big government.


4 posted on 04/08/2014 11:57:47 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Olog-hai

DeMint on-target as always. He was born too late...


5 posted on 04/09/2014 12:22:15 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Olog-hai; dfwgator

True dat.


6 posted on 04/09/2014 12:27:43 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Olog-hai

Follow the money.


7 posted on 04/09/2014 12:29:24 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Republican1795.

particularly big pharma, and any highly govt-regulated business category.


8 posted on 04/09/2014 12:55:59 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ansel12

I saw a documentary on The Smithsonian Channel about ketchup and it noted H.J. Heinz supported the idea of a Food Act to regulate ketchup and other food products because it would put many of his competitors out of business.


9 posted on 04/09/2014 1:06:03 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Olog-hai

Not only this angle but many big companies are run by leftists.


10 posted on 04/09/2014 2:05:08 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ansel12
Fascism, just another name for, "crony" Capitalism. (which it isn't.)

11 posted on 04/09/2014 2:29:12 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: ansel12
sorry, research; like the Northrop xB-47 vs Convair x B-36, purely political..
the xB-47 was a far superior design, Cold War fears/$$$$ killed xB-47.

12 posted on 04/09/2014 2:37:18 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Olog-hai

And by extension, Steve Forbes was right. Yes his Flat Tax idea was the political equivalent of your daily fish pill. However, the Corporatist as Mark Levin calls them divine a lot of their power and edges via the Tax Code and or Ear Marks etc. Neuter the Tax Code via ultra-simplification and see if K-Street just dries up and goes away. IMHO maybe even Gay Marriage would have never been an issue if the code was more neutral, a long story behind that comment that involves a chance meeting with an originator of the Hawaii effort in the late 90’s that led me to that conclusion.


13 posted on 04/09/2014 2:37:56 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Olog-hai

Bump.


14 posted on 04/09/2014 3:06:11 AM PDT by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Olog-hai

So true


15 posted on 04/09/2014 3:10:29 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Olog-hai

Most large business’s support amnesty of one form or another. I was just talking about this the other day with a friend, (yes I have them).


16 posted on 04/09/2014 3:38:45 AM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: FredZarguna
DeMint could be someone constitutional conservatives would accept if the ptb are hell-bent in not winning with Cruz.

Why? We win with a candidate who can articulate what constitutional conservatives want for the US. That can only be with someone who believes it themselves.

17 posted on 04/09/2014 3:43:56 AM PDT by grania
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To: ansel12; Justa; All
"xB-47"
oppssss! my bad, it should've been Northrup xB-49..thanks, Justa.

18 posted on 04/09/2014 5:14:24 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Olog-hai

I have had this conversation with Libs. They hate big business but when I ask “isn’t big government dangerous too.” They respond that with big government they can vote. I say “they voted in the soviet union also”

But they don’t have a thinking camp.................


19 posted on 04/09/2014 5:27:54 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: PeterPrinciple

Thinking Cap.

I was issued mine in grade school but I don’t think they do that any more.


20 posted on 04/09/2014 5:29:22 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: dfwgator

I have been criticized here on FR for saying big business is as dangerous as big government. They go hand in hand, one needs the other.................


21 posted on 04/09/2014 5:31:58 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: PeterPrinciple
I have been criticized here on FR for saying big business is as dangerous as big government.

It's like I said during the bailouts, a company that is "Too Big To Fail" is in essence a Government company because the taxpayers are on the hook if it fails. That's why I am all for rigid enforcement of Anti-Trust laws. And the Government has been asleep at the switch for decades.

22 posted on 04/09/2014 5:57:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

You get to a certain level of bigness and you become more LIKE a government. I work for a big corp and the red tape and “this is the way it’s done even though it’s stupid” is really horrible, plus they pile on liberal “culture” that’s at times vomit-inducing. I only took the job because I can’t drive in the dark anymore and it’s close to home. I’ll be moving to a nice, small town in a much more conservative state at the end of the year, thank goodness!


23 posted on 04/09/2014 7:13:47 AM PDT by MaggiesPitchfork
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To: Republican1795.
Big business, big government, big finance, big labor, big media: The Ruling Class.
24 posted on 04/09/2014 7:42:59 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Olog-hai

This would include big talk radio.


25 posted on 04/09/2014 7:49:58 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: skinkinthegrass

Seems this day and age, “capitalism” is uttered when “corporatism” is meant.


26 posted on 04/10/2014 7:20:02 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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