posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 08:46 PM
reply to post by TheBandit795
Less regulations all on it's own is dangerous. Some regulations are Absolutely Necessary! Had the banks and wall street been BETTER regulated, we
would not be in the bailout mess we are in! Regulations are what prevent child labor, unnecessarily dangerous work conditions, keeping the
environment safe (remember, you can have an environment without an economy but you can't have an economy without an environment), preventing ripoffs
of the public, truth in advertising, dangerous products on the market place.... just where do you stop deregulating? As a blanket term you're
asking for trouble. It's finding the middle ground that's important. Not cumbersome regulations but not totally free of regulations.
Lowering taxes on whom? Corporations that don't pay any to begin with? The rich, who somehow, in this terrible economy, have been getting richer
while the poor get poorer? How does this happen anyway? If you don't think taxes are necessary, how do you pay for all the damage done with recent
storms and fires? How do we build roads and bridges? How do we pay for all the wars? Taxes are necessary too. It's the middle ground again.
It's the MIDDLE CLASS that makes the jobs with the smaller businesses! Give them a break! Corporations that send jobs overseas? How does that help
the economy? It's Local Businesses that need to grow!
It's easy to say lower taxes and get rid of regulations but also pretty short sighted. Be more specific. We need clean air and water and a
healthy environment. We need infrastructure and the ability to help out people in need, which means taking something from those who have more to save
our fellow citizens who are in need. I don't mean multi-generational welfare recipients. They are a total drag on society. I don't mean people
claiming disabilities that don't have them. I mean people in need. Perry wants to secede from the U.S.? But he also wants help fighting fires and
National Emergency declared? You can't have it both ways. People need governing because there are unscrupulous people. That requires taxes AND
regulations. Or maybe you don't mind eating lead along with your food, or breathing in mercury in your air, or driving cars with faulty brakes and
exploding gas tanks?