In his book, American Dreams, which is my President’s Day/Valentine’s Day weekend reading on a trip with my fiance to (appropriately) south Florida, [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ] outlines his policy proposals for increasing America’s competitiveness in the 21st century and restoring the American Dream, which for so many has become tangled in the tape of big government.
The left often turns the national conversation to income inequality as it’s “big gun,” and Rubio brings it up early in the book’s first chapter, but turns their gun back upon them: income inequality is a byproduct of opportunity inequality. Opportunity inequality is the fact that as government grows and becomes more intrusive, it takes either an army of lawyers to navigate the red tape, or a connection in the government which picks the winners and losers; the average American may have all the abilities and desire and dedication to achieve in the world but will not have a connection in government nor the budget to hire a million lawyers when starting a business. (I experienced this personally when starting a small music business in New York.)
The moral of the story is that the bigger the government grows the harder it is for people to start businesses, and for the existing smaller businesses to compete with the huge corporations that have connections in government or the resources to hire the army of lawyers necessary navigate the red tape. Big government is literally strangling the American Dream – or “downsizing” it, in Rubio’s words, and putting the middle class in a straight-jacket. Of course the Democrats want this because they want more people to receive handouts and then become (D) voters. The more exposure Americans have to [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ], the less likely the Democrats succeed.