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    Too Much Regulation

    You know what we have? Too much regulation in this country. It hurts businesses. That's bad, mkay.

    Google Dallas Pension. This is what happens over and over and over and over.... when you let sharks babysit your wealth, allow them to regulate themselves, vote yourselves into the palms of your economic betters.

    I'm so nauseated by the never-ending capacity of American idiots to vote against their own economic interests, I don't even have words anymore. HOW BAD DOES IT HAVE TO GET? Before people will wake up and realize they're literally giving away their freedom one dollar at a time? I really, really do not get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    You know what we have? Too much regulation in this country. It hurts businesses. That's bad, mkay.

    Google Dallas Pension. This is what happens over and over and over and over.... when you let sharks babysit your wealth, allow them to regulate themselves, vote yourselves into the palms of your economic betters.

    I'm so nauseated by the never-ending capacity of American idiots to vote against their own economic interests, I don't even have words anymore. HOW BAD DOES IT HAVE TO GET? Before people will wake up and realize they're literally giving away their freedom one dollar at a time? I really, really do not get it.
    So which is it... too much regulation, or too much letting the sharks regulate themselves? Letting people regulate themselves I equate to "not regulating them".
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    So which is it... too much regulation, or too much letting the sharks regulate themselves? Letting people regulate themselves I equate to "not regulating them".
    Quite famously, Alan Greenspam thought that the banking industry could 'self-regulate'.

    Oops.
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    I'll tell ya as a person who has had several business's regulation's did not hurt me or business one bit. None of my competitors that I talked with felt so either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    So which is it... too much regulation, or too much letting the sharks regulate themselves? Letting people regulate themselves I equate to "not regulating them".
    Sorry I forget sometimes that sarcasm is lost in the writing.
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    There ARE too many regulations, but most of the silly regulations are at the STATE level, not the federal level. For example, the increasingly idiotic occupational licensing schemes in so many states. It takes more hours of study to become a cosmetologist in the state of California than it does to become a cop.

    Cosmetology, by the way, should NOT be confused with cosmology.

    It DOES take many years of intense university study to become an accomplished cosmologist.

    A cosmetologist, not so much. I have NO idea why a cosmetologist should even NEED a license. Let the market handle that. If someone is a truly awful hair-dresser, after all, the word will get out pretty quickly, and they will get no more customers. Nor does it cause any great harm to society if someone gets a bad hair-do.
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    My grand pappy used to always say...

    Capitalism is like a teenager that never grows up....... always wanting to be free and independent but still needing the firm guiding hand of a mommy or daddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    There ARE too many regulations, but most of the silly regulations are at the STATE level, not the federal level. For example, the increasingly idiotic occupational licensing schemes in so many states. It takes more hours of study to become a cosmetologist in the state of California than it does to become a cop.

    Cosmetology, by the way, should NOT be confused with cosmology.

    It DOES take many years of intense university study to become an accomplished cosmologist.

    A cosmetologist, not so much. I have NO idea why a cosmetologist should even NEED a license. Let the market handle that. If someone is a truly awful hair-dresser, after all, the word will get out pretty quickly, and they will get no more customers. Nor does it cause any great harm to society if someone gets a bad hair-do.
    They handle some pretty nasty chemicals and can do permanent damage to themselves and their customers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    Sorry I forget sometimes that sarcasm is lost in the writing.
    Well... that still leaves the question... which one were you being sarcastic about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    My grand pappy used to always say...

    Capitalism is like a teenager that never grows up....... always wanting to be free and independent but still needing the firm guiding hand of a mommy or daddy.
    That's a pearl of wisdom right there! Your dear old Grand-dad was pretty smart.
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