Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote

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Home Inspector with Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

"Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off."                                                                                              Ayn Rand

That was one of the three platform pledges of one Ronald Reagan - to "get government off our backs."  Our national prosperity is based in private property.  Once acquired by the government, and made "public," private property is no longer prosperous.  Public acquisition of private property, be it land, taxes or even in the employment of people, reduces the public wealth.  And that, in and of itself, reduces freedom for all. 

People are private property?  Their liberty and productivity is!  And once supported in their lives by the private sector their contribution to the productive capacity of our economy is nearly zero.

 

 

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Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

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Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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Glad you enjoyed it Chris!  A new one every week will be in your future, if you're good...

Aug 31, 2010 01:45 PM #14
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Kate Ford
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Jay, The Coronado Bridge in San Diego has quit charging tolls. it's free now because the tolls paid off the expense to build. So what went wrong with the Civil War? Federal income tax was introduced to finance that war.

Just a few years later (yep, just a few) and the civil war is still not paid for? Inquiring minds want to know why.

Nana

Aug 31, 2010 02:48 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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Nana - you are still paying a phone tax introduced to pay for the Spanish American War.  Get used to it!

Aug 31, 2010 02:52 PM #16
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Kate Ford
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I have the iphone to prove it too.

Aug 31, 2010 02:58 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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Thank Algore for inventing the internet, just for you.  Oh, there's a tax on your phone bill for that too...

Aug 31, 2010 03:02 PM #18
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Kate Ford
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I suggest we retain depts lto suport our military, fire, police, mail, teachers and inter-state road construction.

Our "DC Representatives" will begin earning their keep by delivering mail, constructing roads, fighting fires, National Guard etc while in DC. Per their claims of devotion to the American public, they can represent us in their down time.

And the IRS must be the first to be disbanded.

Aug 31, 2010 03:16 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
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Why, Nana, you sound like John Galt!

Aug 31, 2010 03:34 PM #20
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Kate Ford
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Nah, he sounds like Nana.

Aug 31, 2010 03:42 PM #21
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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Did you get your name from the "Steam" song, or did they get the title from you?

You know -- nana naahnaah, nana naahnaah, hey, heeeyyy, good bye!

Just asking...

Aug 31, 2010 03:47 PM #22
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Steve Hoffacker
Hoffacker Associates LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
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Jay,

Government cannot add any value to private property or enterprise because it has no inherent or intrinsic value. Great post. :)

Steve

Aug 31, 2010 04:01 PM #23
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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And, Steve, produces nothing.  In Ayn Rand's mind, that is akin to persecution!

Aug 31, 2010 04:03 PM #24
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Kate Ford
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Now you know they got it from me.

Aug 31, 2010 04:29 PM #25
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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I had no idea Nana!  You related to Forest Gump?  He was involved with everything too!

Aug 31, 2010 04:42 PM #26
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Damon Gettier
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I fear everyday that we are moving more and more to a socialist government.

Aug 31, 2010 05:16 PM #28
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Do now, Nana!

Damon - moving toward?  Some serious reversals have to start now or forever hold your peace!

Aug 31, 2010 05:18 PM #29
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Tish Lloyd
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Jay:  Everything old is new again!  Who'd a thunk we'd have Atlas back on the top of our reading list!?!  Thanks for your insight.  I "suggest" this for a feature!

Aug 31, 2010 06:39 PM #30
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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Thank you Tish.  What she wrote is not old - this battle has been going on since the 1830's with the advent of what Marx dubbed socialism.  He codified it, and Ayn Rand worked diligently to expose it.

Aug 31, 2010 08:31 PM #31
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Jack Gilleland
Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton - Clayton, OH

Let business do business.  A politician should stick to what they do best (chasing aids around the office comes to mind).

Sep 01, 2010 01:08 PM #32
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Steve Hoffacker
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Jay,

This quote and your commentary are featured on "Celebrating Free Enterprise." Congratulations. :)

Steve

Sep 02, 2010 05:14 PM #33
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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Jack - not bad!  Although I know an aid to a famous Senator and I can tell you they aren't good at chasing aids either...

Steve - thank you very much!  If any quote is inclined toward free enterprise, it is this one!

Sep 02, 2010 07:44 PM #34
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