Regulations Often Economically Work Like Additional Taxes On Society

Most folks who have never run a business think all the regulations are a good thing, to protect us all from evil entrepreneurs. Little do they know how much better their lives would be without all those onerous and ridiculous regulations from the blob of bureaucracy. Interestingly enough, when they hear of the small business person’s plight, they want government to fix it, which to me is laughable, as they are the problem, not the solution. When discussing this I just said; Okay, but give us entrepreneurs a little credit, we kick ass, and at the end of the day, we will find a way – just get the government out of the way.

Still, the naïve citizen stated; “Entrepreneurs will always come out on top! I am a firm believer in that. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that if a government taxes a business more, they also tax the people (consumer). Let’s take a look at the Health Care issue and Papa John’s pizza. What’s to keep a business from increasing the slice of pizza by 50 cents to offset the losses due to healthcare? Nothing really, people still love pizza, and the top dogs of Papa Johns will still make their profits. So who is the loser, the consumer right?”

Yes, and really regulations work the same way, you put incessant regulations on businesses and those businesses pass on the cost of compliance. It’s like an inefficiency tax on the population. If you over regulate energy, resources, transportation, distribution, same thing; manufacturer, supplier, vendor, business consumer, worse it’s often a compounding effect and most regulations these days are enforced on business models or industries they were never intended to, but the growing bureaucracy doesn’t care.

It’s a status quo machine ‘sorry but that’s the law’ no matter that the intended law was drawn up the day before the bill was to be voted on in congress in a congressional members office at midnight by lawyers of a lobbying firm from a company or industry that donated money to the politician who is drunk at a party bending over a young call-boy brought in by Barney Franks and Company LLC. who isn’t even present at that careful crafting in their office with interns and staffers who think this is all legit, or the way of things, sure it is the way things work there sometimes, but that doesn’t make it right. Worse, the company in question with the lobbyists, a competitor of yours.

Personally, I am with Trump we need to drain the swamp, and I’d like to see them go after more Congressmen stashing corruption cash in a popsicle box in their DC apartment freezer, but I digress – AGAIN.