The reason there are so many conservatives and libertarians on these boards is that generally more intelligent people hang out here
(flames to /dev/null thanks)
As a flag-flying card-carrying libertarian I say (And I echo my macroeconomics professor) "any time government tries to regulate the market, it messes something up". Be that price controls, anti-trust investigation etc etc. Leave the market alone and it will fix its-self.
Don't even get me started on the continuing BS from the Democrats about "eating into the surplus" remember why there is a surplus, government is taking too much of our money, remember that we have always, always, allocated parts of the surplus to the general fund, that we would be increasing national debt if the Dems were still in charge (they NEVER had plans for a balanced budget), and that social security and education and all the other government payouts had the standard 4% INCREASE in spending. Remember that next time you watch the liberal media. Didn't mean to get off on a rant there, but as a governed people it is our duty to pay attention to, and evaluate critically what government is doing. That way we know what is the truth and what is not.