Who says 'Obamacare' will kill free enterprise? Romney does
April 30, 20125:00 a.m.
"Finally, there’s the question of whether increased government spending means we would “effectively cease to be a free-enterprise society” if we ever passed the 50% mark.
That assertion might come as a surprise to entrepreneurs in Britain, Austria, Sweden and Denmark, all countries where government spending exceeded 50% of GDP in 2011. The conservative Heritage Foundation ranked their economies as “mostly free,” the same category as the United States, even though their government spending was much larger as a share of their economies. (Their governments are larger partly because they all have national health insurance systems.) Heritage also ranked both Ireland and Canada as freer than the United States, even though Ireland’s government spends about 48% of GDP and Canada’s about 40% -- some of it, again, on state-administered health insurance."