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Posted on 02/15/2014 8:51:37 AM PST by Kaslin
David Won, We Litigate Against Goliaths Everyday
-Valorem Law Group
In a nation bulging at the seams with $17 trillion in debt and much more in unfunded promises, one would think there would be ideas about curbing spending and reducing promises. Instead, the welfare society is the focus, where the president proudly talks about 46 million people on food stamps, and where the plethora of social transfer payments means more debt, and more unfunded promises. Even with the shenanigans of the Federal Reserve, money printing is the underlying economic law about which one of Margaret Thatcher's most famous warnings is coming to pass.
"The administration is indeed running out of other people's money. "
So, what to do now? Go after one of the last honey pots out there -corporate cash. Yes. In addition to having the highest corporate tax rate in the world, there is a scheme brewing out of Chicago to take an even bigger chunk. The Valorem Law Group is asking Attorney Generals in several states to consider a lawsuit against fast-food, and others in the food chain (no pun intended) of unhealthy eating options and choices. The playbook is not unlike the one used to eventually extract $246 billion from the tobacco industry. It would make sense; this desperate move at some point will get backing from the administration and the media.
Couple this with attempts to make low-margin businesses pay higher minimum-wages, and hijack repatriated profits from large corporations, and make them all pay a fortune in higher healthcare costs, and make them adhere to a never-ending mountain of regulations. It's an audacious money grab, but the kind of desperation comes with reality getting closer and closer. The nation is straining to grow, while millions are being encouraged not to lend a hand, and millions more are being seduced to work less and even still, millions more are totally demoralized.
The nanny state isn't just about rules that govern every aspect of our lives; it is about paying our bills, removing our wants, and making us happy. To pull this off, we must forget achievement and settle for sameness, along with a quality of life that isn't superior or grand. The duel methods for making this happen continue to be redistribution:
Redistribution of Accountability & Redistribution of Wealth
The insane notion that people are victims because they eat themselves into a diabetic coma is nonsense. To stand in this line as a victim means you not only lack total self-restraint, but are devoid of any self-esteem. As an overweight person, I've delighted in the things I've put into my body, understanding that at some point I have to change or pay a heavy (no pun intended) price. But I would never blame someone else. That would be saying that in addition to it all, I'm just plain stupid.
It's one thing to have limited will power in the presence of a fresh apple pie, but it is another to say you didn't know it had a lot of calories. Like all parts of the Faustian deal, that's the hallmark of a Welfare Society; it's not enough to take a lot of free stuff and live with lower self-esteem, but one must sell their soul and tell the world they're dumb, lazy, and unreliable. There was a time when Americans took pride in fighting Goliath with their wit and determination; there was a time when we loved the journey as we sought each day to improve our lives.
There was even a time when we'd eaten a cheeseburger, felt guilty and then hit our exercise bike later in the evening to try and fix it.
Now, professional ambulance chasers, along with government ideologues are saying, sit back and let's make things right. The fact is they will be the ones, who will get even more bloated with settlement funds, and an even larger waist-band. Big government is becoming even bigger, while you will still be free to eat your junk food anyway.
That will never be right...
“a never-ending mountain of regulations”
Unfortunately signed into law by the growing mountain of Republicans in Name Only (”RINO”) aka The Republican Party Hair Club for Men.
I can still recall, being a kid and noting how, back then, Republicans kept the coals hot, for the furnace writ “Limited Government.” How the conversations, the comments made, often mentioned our need to thwart the expansion of government regulations that are as a headwind against opportunity.
It mattered, because we do not begrudge the other man’s success, as we have a spirit of daring, that we too can get ahead, thanks to bountiful opportunities.
It was grande ... until the headwinds of government regulations grew to the point where they are now, LIMITING YOU, not government.
At which point, some people have begun to notice that “the most high” of the “well to do” -— who do not dare to comment about the abundance of government regulations (unless it affects them personally) -— are now “crony ‘capitalist’ club” members whose notions of “opportunity,” are sweeping YOU aside and replacing YOU with illegal aliens, so that said fascists (which is what a “crony ‘capitalist’ club” member *is* because their idea of “capital” is a deal made with government’s nationalizing socialists) ... are granted passage thru the headwinds.
Leaving YOU to ponder how, once there was a sea on which you could tack and make headway, but now there are only channels that are the constructs produced by the nationalizing socialist command “economists.”
There are now only “ladders of economic opportunity” for those who can afford to be in, and sometimes join, that LIBERALS ONLY yacht club up a few of the “channels.”
BTTT. Great comments!