Romney: Imagine If The Governemnt Were In Charge Of Our Cell Phones
“Imagine if the federal government was the sole legal supplier of cell phones,” said Mitt Romney at a recent campaign stop. “First, they’d still be under review, with hearings in Congress. When finally approved, the contract to make them would go to an Obama donor. They’d be the size of a shoe, with a collapsible solar panel. And campaign donors would be competing to become the all-powerful app czar.”
That reminds me of this 2004 quote from Walter Williams wherein he notes that the “greed and profits” of the private sector are preferable to the “compassion” of the government.
People in the education and political establishments pretend they’re not motivated by such “callous” motives as greed and profits. These people “care” about us, but from which areas of our lives do we derive the greatest pleasures and have the fewest complaints, and from which areas do we have the greatest headaches and complaints? We tend to have a high satisfaction level with goods and services like computers, cell phones, movies, clothing and supermarkets. These are areas where the motivations are greed and profits. Our greatest dissatisfaction is in areas of caring and no profit motive such as public education, postal services and politics. Give me greed and profits, and you can keep the caring.
In short, we’re better off when we’re allowed to make our own choices.Tags: big government, cell phones, free enterprise, free markets, mitt romney, walter williams