No, the Bush "cronies" were good. They new back in the early 90's that invading Iraq was a fool errand. Same with Afghanistan. But look at Halliburton's profits since we engaged in "state building" over there.
Same reason why slave owners gave up slavery for workers - you don't have to take care of them. Communist leaders "gave up" communism by transferring public entities to themselves as private businesses making them instant billionaires with no legal obligation for the workers/people anymore.
Printing money is a problem too. Getting rid of the Fed does no good if you don't get rid of the rampant spending. Bring the military and entitlement spending down to less then what we tax in a year (so maybe raise taxes along with cutting spending!) and then we can address the issues with the Fed.
Somehow reading your comment makes me feel that you'er under 25 and was raised getting a trophy for just showing up.
I know that this comment was an ad hominem attack and didn't really add much. But I couldn't over look this comment: "since buying an electric car is a huge service to our nation shouldn't the charging be free of costs?" - Really? that's a "huge" service? and for it, everyone else should subsidize your driving?
Auto Companies would LOVE to deregulate the laws the protect Indeprendent Dealerships. Problem is, that local Car Dealerships have a LOT of influence in local elections. Thus, they were able to legislate protection for their industry that should have died out in the 50s.