The Growing Government and the Ratchet Effect

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The greatest argument ever made against the Congress,'s sweeping power to tax. Edited by Mike Church

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "The ratchet effect has done its job.  And after it has completed all this, whatever agency, whatever act, whatever bureau, whatever series of regulators that has been employed to solve the crisis will never become unemployed.  If you can imagine a crescent wrench, a ratchet crescent wrench, you can imagine you put the socket end on the bolt.  You give it a couple ticks up and then you turn.  As you turn that screw, you continue to ratchet it up.  You just keep wrenching and repeating.  As soon as this pay crisis is solved, then there will be another crisis that will be invented, created out of thin air, and they will swoop in to solve that one."  Check out today’s transcript for the rest…

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Mike:  The ratchet effect has done its job.  And after it has completed all this, whatever agency, whatever act, whatever bureau, whatever series of regulators that has been employed to solve the crisis will never become unemployed.  If you can imagine a crescent wrench, a ratchet crescent wrench, you can imagine you put the socket end on the bolt.  You give it a couple ticks up and then you turn.  As you turn that screw, you continue to ratchet it up.  You just keep wrenching and repeating.  As soon as this pay crisis is solved, then there will be another crisis that will be invented, created out of thin air, and they will swoop in to solve that one.  The ratchet effect, as Robert Higgs described in his book Crisis and Leviathan will just keep repeating itself.

Just look at the arc of the Obama administration.  You don’t have to look any further than that.  Just off the top of my head, all the turns of the ratchet that have occurred, before Obama was elected we had the bailout.  That was a crisis.  The government swooped in to fix it, created the TARP program and all sorts of other bailouts.  After that, the car industry has to be bailed out.  Let’s transfer some more wealth that these people haven’t earned.  Then the ratchet was cranked up on that and the government got its tentacles even further into the car industry and is now able to order the car industry: You’re going to put cameras in the back of every automobile made now.  We’re gonna what?  Remember the bailout, Larry?

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Scenario after scenario after scenario, the corruption continues.  It’s not just a corruption of dollars and cents and statistics to keep track of the size of government.  At every level of this scam, the largest in the history of mankind, there are winners.  At every level there are hundreds of millions of losers.  You don’t think Big Media is in on all this?  Of course they are.  They’re the ones that get to cover all this.  They’re the ones that get to say, [mocking] “Well, we’re

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gonna give you the latest breaking news on this story.  Then we’re going to hire a bunch of pundits and stick them out there.”  Then they’re going to give you their opinion of how this is going to negatively impact conservatives, or liberals as the case may be.

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This whole thing, this whole entire menagerie is what my friend, the brilliant and inestimable Donald Livingston, would call the work of a will to power.  They have brought into existence a scheme of transferring wealth that did not exist heretofore and exists now solely for the benefit of so few -- this is the real insult.  Those that benefit from this are such a small sliver of the actual population that they must be going to bed at night and praying to Lucifer himself and thanking Lucifer himself for his kind benevolence and for his ultimate victory against honesty, integrity, truth.  And since we are talking basically about government, about the elimination and evisceration of our republican form of government -- not only that, in the process of doing that, they’ve sold us this fake bill of goods called democracy, and they’ve ended any American desire, amongst any of the American people, to even consider monarchy or aristocracy.  [mocking] “Mike, why would you want to do that?  That’s evil.”  No, it’s not inherently evil.  How’s that whole you get to vote thing working out for us?  It seems to me that the more they encourage people to vote, the more crooked the endeavor becomes.

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