Is federal government stimulus the answer to our declining economy? Texas Congressman Ron Paul discusses why government spending can’t reverse our anemic economy. Government does not create wealth or create value, this is done in the private sector by companies and individuals who take raw materials then assemble a product to create something more valuable than the raw materials that it started with. The federal government can only spend what it has first taken from a productive entity in our economy, preventing more wealth creation and value from occurring. because these businesses have been denied that capital. So it takes from Peter to pay Paul, but did not create anything, it just took away from or “legally plundered” that company or individual. So government taxing, borrowing and spending does not create a healthy wealthy economic environment. I’m talking about good industrial jobs that grow our economy and make our nation economically strong and our people the envy of the world. Our historic free enterprise system has spread wealth among its people like no other form of government. Look at any socialist, communist, fascist or dictatorial form of government, only the few and privilege are provided wealth.
Actually government stimulates false demand or bubbles which upsets the homeostasis of the economy. We Americans have experienced this over and over in recent years. Artificially low interest rates, cash for clunkers, federal laws for low income loans stimulate false purchasing habits this disrupts normal demand, production, planning and consequently people lose their jobs. The federal government is micromanaging our economy or it’s also called central planning and the more it occurs the worse our economy will perform. It’s time to tell the federal government to stop meddling in the private sector and with state authority. In Article 1, section 8, the U.S. Constitution gives the federal government 18 enumerated powers. It’s time to turn to our Constitution and enforce at the state level through the 10th Amendment. In liberty, Wayne