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Equal Opportunity Destroyers: Politicians Of All Types Damage Small Business America

None1257 Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 12:33 PM
Will the "people" have more freedom or fewer freedoms, when government decides they want to "help us"?
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 1:21 PM
Are you talking about freedom, or Obama's negative freedom?
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 2:42 PM

So who is changing the definition of freedom this time?

It’s not just an out-of-control IRS or EPA. And it’s not merely the punitive demands and restraints of the new federal healthcare law.

American enterprise is being stifled and squelched by state and local governments, in ways that most Americans don’t even see. With increasing propensity, elected officials nationwide are at times suffocating private businesses with regulations, and at other times competing directly against them – and it happens among both Democrats and Republicans.

A striking reminder of this emerged last week, when it was reported that Democrat San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was contemplating some sort of “ban” on alcohol...