- Jul 10, 2006
As Governor of Massachusetts Romney had a perfect record of not going to war against anyone. Obama can't say that.No he doesn't. War is anti-market. Governments engaging in trade treaties is anti-market. Having a higher corporate tax rate than the world average is anti-market. Adjusting the min wage for inflation is anti-market. Protectionism is anti-market. Budget deficits are anti-market.
I don't disagree that trade treaties, high taxes, minimum wage, protectionism and budget deficits are anti-market. But while the free market is an important thing, it's not the ONLY important thing. It's not even the MOST important thing. Even what I consider the most important thing, individual liberty, isn't an absolute. Freedom isn't worth much without a reasonable level of opportunity and security, and it's not worth sacrificing our environment. Everything must be in balance - an absolutely free market would be as bad as Red China's situation.