US stuck with factory-installed options

Tim Carney is as insightful a journalist as you’ll find in Washington, D.C., seeing connections where others allow conventional wisdom to draw conclusions for them.  He wrote a book about the link between big government and big business, writing about how large, corporate behemoths welcome excess government regulation because their smaller competitors can’t afford it.

As GM announces that bits and pieces are being sold off, Carney finds one piece that’s safe: General Motors, buoyed by taxpayer funds, will keep their lobbying operation open.  (I suppose this is another loophole in the Obama “no lobbyists working for the administration” rule.)

Congratulations, average American – you finally have a lobbyist working for you!

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