My new Kindle Fire, or notby Glen Spendlove on Nov. 28, 2011, under Uncategorized
I recently made the plunge into buying my first touch screen
mobile device. I am very happy with my new purchase and have enjoyed using my
Kindle Fire (esp. listening to music and watching movies).
One of the great things about this country is competition.
We all benefit so much from companies that have to compete.
So why can we not extend this model to our government? What
makes it a great idea that the government does not have to compete to receive our
If I were President of this great country my priority would
NOT be to eliminate waste in our Federal Government. It would be to eliminate
funds flowing into the Federal Government. We need the States of this country
to have priority in governing its citizens, NOT the Federal Government.
With my recent purchase of a Kindle, I bought a product that
if I try to produce on my own, I could never hope to create for such a small
price. And that is how a market works. We pay for services / products that add
value to our lives. But with the Federal Government, we citizens (and States)
pay for the privilege of wasting our money on programs (that for the most part)
we have no need of, or receive very little value from.
If an individual State wants to create social programs.
Great. But they should have to compete against the other states and if they
succeed. Great. Other states may choose to follow. But, it goes against the
great principle of competition to have the Federal Government (as a monopoly) mandate
how dollars are spent.
It is very hard for a company to create a product / service
that people will want to pay money for. And so it is only fair and just that they
should be rewarded (by the consumer) when they get it right. Why cannot this
same principle of competition work for the government? I know this can be scary
at first, but freedom is actually the best system for everyone. If government
had to actually compete, there would be less waste and greater value for all.
I do not want to force anyone to buy a Kindle
Fire. I like my purchase. But I am glad that Amazon has to compete to get my
hard earned dollar.
What are the top 10 (or less) things the Federal Government needs to do?
Good. Now let us eliminate them doing anything else.