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Rand Paul Torches Antitrust Bill

What would we do without our favorite Senator Rand Paul? He scored another victory this week by blocking an insidious bill called the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act, which attempted to impose new fees on mergers to fund more zealous antitrust enforcement.

“Big is always bad except, of course, when it comes to the size and scope of government,” Paul said sarcastically.

“The same people who supposedly fear the concentration of power in the marketplace celebrate the concentration of power in the state – a state that inserts itself into and nullifies private contracts, breaks up companies it deems too large, and inflicts punishment on those who succeed in the competition or consumers.”

The whole six-minute speech is excellent:

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