And those interstate roads, power grids and water supplies are all part of the natural functions of a government, along with national defense. Do you hear anyone griping about paying taxes to fund those responsibilities of the government, I don't. It is when the government comes in to micromanage things it knows nothing about that we start getting into trouble. And we have seen just how well the government does with its social "welfare" policies. Do you hear anyone complaining about paying taxes to support those who are truly needy - nope. But we have seen $15 trillion spent over the last 40 years and what is the result - a poverty rate that hasn't budged, a huge bureaucracy that wastes an enormous amount of that same money and a growing number of people growing increasingly dependent on the government.<quoted text>
First thing is the statement some jackass made saying you didn't build that, that being his business. Without government, state and federal we would NOT have a transportation system, power grids and water systems. No affordable way to manufacture goods or any way to get goods shipped in a timely and affordable manner.....
I have my own business, have for many, many years. I sold everything I owned and then borrowed $786,000. Before I got started I bought a new mattress just in case I lost everything I would have a decent bed. Now its making money, I don't need anything from anyone. I still work 7 days a week at least 10 months a year.....
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What do you really think the results would be if small, medium and large business we left to do as they please???? How much HARM to the citizens of this country do you think it would take for you to stop buying the "poor us" from the business community. Do I think they could do more business and make a LOT more money if left to do as they please, sure do. Do I think it would help our citizens or our country heck no. They would take advantage of people who are easily taken advantage of, plus a large percentage of smart folks with little common sense. One of the necessary things government does that wouldn't get done otherwise is to control what people do when it effects other people. A great example of a business that needs MORE regulation is all the car title pawns. I think we have 3 or 4 in Hiawassee. They will loan you some money on your only form of transportation to work at a ridiculously high rate. Its not against the law, if the bank did what they do it would be, and it should be. As long as they stay within the law the have every right to do what they do as any business has the right to do anything within the law. We have a lot of greedy people in this world, some outright dishonest if money is involved, take away the rules and see what you get. Careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
You don't have a clue what you are talking about, not a clue.
So how many people have you cheated in your business? What kind of faulty products do you supply or what kind of subpar service do you perform? Or should I ask, what kind of trickery and deceit would you practice if not for the government keeping you honest? That is the brush you are painting business owners with, one can only assume you are projecting your own desires on others. Well, you may be that kind of low life - I'm only making the logical conclusions based on your post - but I would counter that most business people are honest hardworking people who simply want to offer a good product or a good service for a reasonable price while they hope to succeed and grow and employ other people. Are there some unethical people in business, duh, just like there are in every facet of the population, I simply believe they are far outnumbered by the good and ethical people in the population. I would be more than happy to give you that same benefit of the doubt, too bad you aren't willing to offer that same benefit to others.