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originally posted by: WUNK22
I'm a small business owner, I've taken to running in the gray areas a lot because of all the regulations. A man made a criminal due to government over reach and an ever tightening noose
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: seasonal
From my memory, it was the deregulation that Reagan put into effect that was suppose to allow the hidden hand of capitalism to soar. That once those regulations that he struck down, the trickle down theory would blossom and all boats would be lifted. Yes? But was that the case? No
What that did was to unleash the power of the corporations, to allow them to lobby and bribe at a larger degree. To allow them 'personhood'. And what do we see now? We see massive consolodation of wealth and power into the hands of just a very few men and famalies, as a direct result of that deregulation.
How is it that you state that huge businesses love regulations. That they lobby for regulations. Just how does that work. The only way I can see is that they might want regulations on others and not themselves. From my perspective small businesses in the US are no longer the heart of our nation. Small businesses are allowed by the major corporations to act as the shock troops between the corporations and the freedom of citizens. Small business struggles not so much because of government regulations but rather because of the small amounts of capital that are allowed to it because that capital is locked up in the coffers of the wealth. The small business owner rightly claims bias against them, and the people agree and help to remove those regulations, the removal of which helps more than just the little business, it also takes any and all regulation on corporate ownership of the whole country and allows them freedom to march unimpeded through our economy.