Senator Harkin introduces a bill which would require the president to develop a centrally planned manufacturing strategy.

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One can track the bill HERE

The contempt for the market and the freedom of the average individual seems to have no bounds for some of our politicians. They have absolutely no understanding of the natural order of things, or efficiency, or innovation, or creativity. They always want to manage. They want to get into everyone’s business. They want control.

And that’s what it really is all about folks—control. Many people in Washington DC do not consider you capable of making your own decisions. You are little more than chattel, serfs, drones (the non-flying kind) to be shuffled and prodded to do the will of those who know what is best for society.

A free individual? Don’t be so naive. You are not free. Frankly you should give up such quaint notions and capitulate. You’ll be much happier as a cog. You’ll see.

Let’s plan everything in this country. And let’s let Tom Harkin and the President do it. I am sure it will all work out great.

(From The Business Insider)

In effect, Senator Harkin wants the President to centrally plan the economy. Never mind that the President has zero experience in business or manufacturing. But hey, this worked out so well for Stalinist Russia, it’s no wonder Mr. Harkin wants to copy that model.

Click here for the article.