It's no secret that I'm not a fan of an ever growing government. In order for the government to become more powerful, it will always have to take power away from the individual. The government be it at the federal, state and local levels have done more to harm people in this country then to ever help them. I truly believe that and always will. President Ronald Reagan said "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help
.'" No truer words have ever been spoken by a sitting president then those. I have a friend who owns an auto wholesaling business here in Baltimore. Business was good until the Democratic controlled congress along with Barack Obama decided to enact the program known as "Cash for Clunkers". After that program went into effect to pay people to trade in their used cars for new ones, my friend's business tried up in a matter of months. Auto Wholesalers make their money by buying used cars from dealers and auto auctions below wholesale price and resealing them to dealers at a light mark up in price. Well one of the provisions under Cash for Clunkers was for the dealers to put gunk into the engine to make the car inoperable. So as more people traded in their used cars for new ones and those used cars were made inoperable of course the obvious happened. Used car inventory dried up, because fewer cars were being delivered to the auto auctions. This placed used car dealers and auto wholesalers in a very bad situation, because they had to pay much more for used cars due to the lack of inventory.
The old saying goes "no good deed goes unpunished". My friend has (no thanks to the government) restored his business. Since Cash for Clunkers has been gone for a few years gone, used car inventories have built back up, but whenever I mention Obama and Democrats to him, he still gives me an evil eye and tells me don't even get him started. The reason I brought this story up is, because progressives truly do not realize how destructive their ideology is to average people especially small business owers. I read this story yesterday about a man in California being forced to close his business after 50 years. I felt so bad for this guy. It also made me extremely angry at the POS attorney who filed a frivolous lawsuit on the behalf of himself. Just watch the video, and it will all make sense