We are not a capitalist system any longer: we are a mixed economy, i.e. a mixture of capitalism and statism, of freedom and controls. A mixed economy is a country in the process of disintegration, a civil war of pressure-groups looting and devouring one another. Ayn Rand "The Obliteration of Capitalism," CUI, 1985 - The Ayn Rand Lexicon, page 300)
You cannot have both. It's just that simple. If America ain't dead yet, the patient is surely on life support. Think Obamacare. The problem is the doctor.
"A mixed economy has to reach the day when it faces a final crossroad: either the private sector regains its freedom and starts rebuilding, or it gives up and lets the absolute state take over the shambles ["A preview" ARL, I, 23, 4]
In a controlled (or mixed) economy, a legislator's job consists in sacrificing some men to others. No matter what choice he makes, no choice of this kind can be morally justified (and never has been).
FORMER US PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND DNC CHAIRMAN STATES HE WANTS BOTH SOCIALISM AND CAPITALISM.......Tundra Tabloids
You have seen, within the span of the last few years, that controls breed more controls, and that the proliferation of controls breeds the proliferation of pressure groups. Today, you see political manipulators setting up new conflicts, such as ethnic minorities against the majority, the young against the old, the old against the middle, women against men, even welfare-recipients against the self-supporting. Openly and cynically these groups clamor for "a bigger slice of the pie" (which you have to bake). [The Principal and the Principles, ARL. II, 21, 3].