I'm a pro-freedom guy but not necessarily "small government." , We probably benefit from having the government regulate and inspect the food supply.
This is what IB doesn't understand. He blames us for asking for inspections of imports to be held to our standards, among other things.
The problem is the U.S lost the free market a long time ago. For industries like us to survive, we have to ask for help. We can't give up our jobs and livelihood for an ideology..that would be foolish. I agree with his free market ideology and wish it was that way..but it isn't and never will be unless the entire system crashes and has to be restructured.
If you want a true free market, attacks the root of the problem, not the ones trying to survive the problem. The root (which is where the free market was lost) being minimum wage laws, strict regulation on businesses, environmental regulations, mandates such as ethanol, etc. These ruined the free market.
Get rid of that (which in today's world could never be successfully done) and then we wouldn't need "help". Everything would be strictly supply and demand, wages would be determined by the quality of the help, and level of experience needed for a position. People would boycott any producer who put out unsafe products, or was harming the local environment to force them to either change policy or shut the doors.
If this could be done, then the cost of our product would be in line with the imports and they would then be a non factor