Citizen’s Not the Best Option for Consumers

Imagine state government setting up a company to compete against private businesses. Suppose this government company begins selling products and services below cost, driving companies out of the market and leading to layoffs. Now, imagine the government business, realizing its prices are too low, decides to recoup losses by taxing private citizens and the few remaining businesses. How would any of this be good for consumers, taxpayers or businesses?

Click here to read all of Steve Pociask’s op-ed, published April 1, 2010 in the Sun-Sentinel.