Libertarians Need To Wake Up

August 7th, 2017

Libertarian?

My realization after riding this train after 9/11 thru the 2008 crash is there is no such thing. The truth is we are a great country, not because of business, but because of the great government programs that created a competitive playing field.
I know, having lived in DC for most of my life and starting businesses that, without regulatory bodies, could have never been successful. The big lie that conservatives tell, mostly to themselves, is that fewer regulations means more freedom. And if they are referring to the top 5%, they’re right.

But the truth is businesses aren’t people, and are only beholden to their bottom line. And that’s not what the architects of our constitution had in mind. How do I know? They said it out loud. They wrote it down. It’s ok to be a country that is part capitalist and part socialist because we’ve already been that way the last 200 years.

That’s just one reason why single payer healthcare plans would be great for America. They would encourage small businesses who can’t afford healthcare to go out and create more productivity and a greater GNP.
Everything I just said is true.

Chip Franklin

Franklin is a 25 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Washington DC during Clinton’s first term. He currently hosts the afternoon show at KGO radio, San Francisco. In addition, Chip is an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and scribe, garnering seven Edward R Murrow awards, including the National Murrow award for writing. He’s also won The New York Festival honors for his unconventional coverage of The Democratic and Republican conventions, as well as more than 30 AP awards for broadcasting, and numerous appearances on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and CNN. He has appeared at over 500 colleges and universities and more than a hundred Fortune 1000 companies as a speaker, comedian, and media consultant. Marc Fisher, senior editor at the Washington Post says, “Chip adds irony to a medium that rarely trusts its audience to get the joke.” He is however, a mediocre dancer.
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