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You seem to not understand the purpose of a business. People do not risk their savings to start a business (and it is a huge risk considering how many businesses fail, leaving the business owner with a whole lot of debts to pay) so that they can supply jobs to Americans. People take the risks and bust their tails 24/7 to make that business succeed in order to provide for their families and hopefully become a success. If they are a success then they can turn around and grow their business and in doing so need to hire more employees to fill those jobs. That is the American dream and it works beautifully when our govt understands the benefits to ALL of capitalism and free markets. But when you have an administration that thinks that businesses should create jobs out of the goodness of their hearts and supply benefits a company cannot afford, it shows a basic misunderstanding of the real world and what has created what has been an amazing economy. I hate the idea of businesses leaving this country, you're right, it only hurts the country. BUT, I do not blame those who have worked hard to build something for refusing to just sit here and potentially watch everything they have built be destroyed by a govt that thinks it knows better how you should run your company.
Fine, you may consider it a falsehood to call Obama a socialist and I would agree it tends to stop any reasonable discussion in it's tracks. However, I really don't think you can deny many of his policies can be called nothing but socialist in their aims. The most obvious continues to be Obamacare, what else can you call it but socialized medicine. The govt mandates about fuel consumption and mileage that are laid on the car companies are another great example. The govt declares that by a certain date all automobiles must comply with certain standards. And who sets these standards, bureaucrats with no knowledge of how to build an automobile or how the engine runs. But they pick an arbitrary number out of the air that manufacturer's must meet and declare it mandated. This will increase the cost to the consumer, while making no difference in so called "man made global warming" - which is really just an excuse to control more of our lives. Oh wait, they have had to change the name to "man made climate change" since all their evidence of warming has been proved to be either wrong or false.
"You seem to not understand the purpose of a business." It is amazing to me how many people don't have this knowledge or understand fiduciary responsibility "rules".
I had a rather interesting discussion with a former co-worker that told me the purpose of our Company was to provide employment to the various types of people we employed (sales, marketing, office, etc.). You should have seen the look on her face when I pulled out the original legal documents of our Company, including a "Statement of Purpose" that we, the founders, had adopted. Priceless!
All that being said, she was one of the clueless and uneducated that don't understand how the real world works.