With the COVID pandemic waning across the country, the time for reflection on what exactly happened and how it was handled is upon us. On that front, lockdowns and government overreach are at or near the top of the list of recriminations to be made. Policies pushed on a vulnerable, fearful public as necessary because “science” arbitrarily destroyed jobs and small businesses across the country, and many of them won’t be coming back.
So who benefited the most? You’ll be less than shocked to learn it’s the people who always benefit when big government gets involved – billionaires and big business.
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— Chef Andrew Gruel (@ChefGruel) June 21, 2021
It wasn’t just new billionaires being added to the mix either. Companies like Amazon and Wal-Mart, along with a myriad of other mega-corporations, made absolute bank throughout 2020 and into 2021. Was that because of the wonders of the free market? No, it was because politicians and bureaucrats shut down their competition by force of law without even attempting to justify their actions with evidence.
This is where things get dicey. Republicans have traditionally been the party of the rich, at least in the modern area. I don’t mean that in the sense that the rich always support Republicans. On the contrary, Wall Street and these mega-corporations can’t get enough of Nancy Pelosi and crew despite the fact that most Democrats would take them to cleaners if they could. Rather, I mean that the GOP has abided by the principle that people making lots of money via our capitalist system is good, and that’s generally correct. Yet, what happens when that capitalist system is being hopelessly perverted by a cycle of government intervention made at the behest of big business and their special interests?
What happens is that you no longer have a free market. Rather, you have a quasi system of oligarchy in which laws and regulations are used with vengeance against normal Americans while an elite
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