By Chris Rossini
So President Trump closed down his "Manufacturing Council" and no one cheered?
What a shame.
Why was there a "Manufacturing Council" to begin with? It's not the job of the president to meddle with our economy. His job description says nothing about benefitting "manufactures" or "scientists" or "Silicon Valley" or anyone else.
These "Councils" are breeding grounds for the cronyism that has virtually destroyed the American Dream.
If a CEO has the ear of the president, do you think he's going to "advise" the president to do anything that will hurt his own business?
On the other hand, would the CEO be tempted to advise the president to hurt his competitors, both foreign and domestic? Would the CEO advise the president to make it hard for start-ups and entrepreneurs to compete? Would he advise for subsidies? Strict licensing laws?
The president doesn't need Advisory Councils, Czars, or any other destroyer of our economic liberties.
Let the CEO's be "counciled" themselves by free market prices. Let them deal with economic reality as it is, not massage the president for unconstitutional interventions. Let them stand on their own.
Either satisfy consumers profitably, or fold up so that other people can.
The president, at the same time, should stop pretending that he can push buttons and pull levers to make the economy run. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Government intervention only stifles the economy.
The economy continues to function despite the political intrusions that exist. Fortunately, entrepreneurs are creative enough to always find ways around so-called government "regulations". There's always a loophole somewhere. But why make it hard on entrepreneurs to begin with? Just get the heck out of the way!
But alas, the government and multi-national corporations are attached at the hip. One scratches the back of the other.
Mr. President, close down all the "Advisory Councils," and keep your hands off the economy.