Bullshit. It's fear of having the IRS confiscate everything they own or being shut down by some rogue agency like the EPA.
Whether we believe it or not we have a tyrannical government in control right now. If we continue down the path of letting them get away with stripping our freedoms and confiscating our hard earned money, we will wake up one day under the thumb of a dictator.
This attitude has slowly permeated our entire culture. It is a revolution without a shot fired- millions of people have capitulated without even realizing it. It is the default reaction to everything that happens.
We’re watching a life and death struggle for our soul while the president goes on The View rather than focus on being president. He IS the eye candy for a nation unable to see. Some are unwilling to see- but many more are truly UNABLE.
I read 2/3 of the article. I agree with and have experienced the terror of dealing with government bureaucrats.
I roundly and without reservation reject the premise that seems to be suggested that corporate leaders lack courage to confront the government. The banker was being smart to remain anonymous and there is no cowardice at all in his action.
This situation has no comparison to the battlefield. On the battlefield you are ultimately allowed to kill your tormentors even under most confining rules of engagement.
The government has unlimited amounts of your own money, relatively unlimited power and unlimited time to destroy you. Each and every day they can spend all day with all their resources tormenting you while you have a business to run. You have no choice but to attempt to become as invisible as you can as quickly as you can or do all you can to stay invisible. You pray every day that something or someone does not screw up and bring the ton of bricks that is government down on your head.
Compared to the battlefield example of courage the banker was keeping his head down so that he could remain on his strategic mission. No need to engage in a firefight needlessly.
“While regulators do play a role in protecting our free-enterprise system ...”
Nice piece of Federal Propaganda...
The safety and security of the nation’s financial resources is “mission critical” as the country’s greatest threats to survival come NOT from 7th century ragheads who wrap their scalps with fanbelts, but from internal malfeasance-originating at the Federal level.
Its not possible, in any way, shape or form to “work with” people in a serious way that treat their employers, We the People, in this fashion.
This article is a distraction from the details they’d prefer you avoid examining.
The manager of my bank has gone off on regular heated diatribes about what the Obama Administration is doing to him behind the curtain.