Can Free Market Advocates Work with President Obama?

I’ve started a new Facebook discussion on if/how advocates for free markets can work with the new administration.  Sen. Obama claims to respect free markets, but he advocates many policies that would restrict markets.

Examples include:

  • Government-Run Health Care
  • Income Tax Increases
  • Capital Gains Tax Increases
  • Estate Tax Increases
  • The Employee Free Choice Act (euphemism for banning secret union ballots)
  • Banning Oil Exploration/Drilling
  • Taxing Energy via a Kyoto-style system

Do believers in the free market have reason for hope facing such a set of policies? Should give we give up or do we also have reason to say “Yes We Can”?

Let us know your opinion on Facebook.