Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"The Wit And Wisdom Of Auctioneer Billy Long" by William H. Long II

Spending cuts are essential to shrinking the national debt while still promoting economic growth.

The government’s ability to tax and spend should be strictly limited and tied to a small percentage of the GDP

The practice of earmarking should be eliminated

Lowering taxes are important to stimulate economic growth, but taxes should be kept as low as possible because people have a right to keep their own property

The internet is important for the free flow of information and commerce! We do not need burdensome regulations or taxes on the internet.

Our food supply is important and should be able to operate in a free market without the distortions of government’s politically motivated subsidies

Free trade is a cornerstone of American prosperity. We have a massive free trade zone consisting of each state; anytime we can enlarge that zone by expanding free trade abroad we should do so.

Entities like the USPS, Fannie and Freddie are proven economic failures that operate at losses constantly. Service and profitability would be enhanced by privatization.

The market is able to deliver all manner of goods at lower cost and higher quality than the government. The same is true for health care services

Both taxes and spending should be limited by the institutional restraints of a constitutional amendment.

Property rights are the most basic right of a free society and the right upon which all rights ultimately depend

Competition delivers more quality for less cost and should always be an important component of government procurements

People who suffer loss should be compensated but awards should not be inflated merely to line the pockets of trial lawyers

As a mature industrial economy the United States requires vast amounts of energy. We should free up all potential sources of power from government regulation and let the free market determine how to most efficiently supply the nation’s energy needs.

To see the documents from which these comments originated, click here


Anonymous said...

I went to that link, did anyone else notice the two distinct handwriting styles on the two documents?

Anonymous said...

Ending farm subsidies will instantly raise the cost of your grocery bill.

Anonymous said...

The government pays farmers to grow corn that isn't profitable. They do this in order to provide feed for animals in order to keep meat cost down. If Long ends the subsidies, a McDonald's hamburger is going to rise in cost. Of course, Billy Long is one of those millionaires, so he will continue to feed his fat ass.

Anonymous said...

You don't expect Billy to write his views when he isn't even capable of discussing his views do ya?