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|California State Government||October 7, 2003 Election|
Businesses are not over-regulated
By Robert C. MannheimCandidate for Recall of Gray Davis; State of California
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Businesses are not over-regulated. This is also known as the COMPETITION IS "GOOD" and GOVERNMENT REGULATION IS "BAD" argument proffered by the elitists.¨ Why does every sporting event, like football, have referees with `whistles' watching the game? Becaise, unregulated competition hurts everyone except the win-at-all-csts 'winner.'
¨ When the airline industry was deregulated, competition drove prices down so far that some `avoidable costs' -- PASSENGER SAFETY AND SECURITY -- were ignored in the name of profit.
¨ Regulation of business protects YOU.
¨ Why do fictional citizens -- corporate big business --have more favorable rights and a greater voice in government than YOU, the real person?
BUSINESS AVOIDS COSTS BY UNDER-PRICING GOODS & SERVICES; THEN, LEAVES YOU TO PAY FOR ITS FAILURES
¨ When our banking system was deregulated a while back in the name of competition, it took only a short time for YOU the taxpayer to foot the bill for a catastrophic failure.
¨ When our energy system was deregulated a while back in the name of competition, it took only a short time for YOU the taxpayer to foot the bill for a catastrophic failure.
¨ Businesses are legal fictions, they are not real people. YOU work harder; YOU are more productive; YOU get fewer job benefits; and, YOU pay more taxes. YOU go to jail if you break the law.
UNREGULATED COMPETITION WILL BANKRUPT OUR COUNTRY, STEAL YOUR JOB AND ULTIMATELY OUR AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE
¨ `Cheap goods/prices' really means our local labor is under-paid (at best) and YOUR lost job (at worst).
¨ When business refuses to pay employee benefits, such as insurance, sick employees go to taxpayer funded hospitals. YOU, the taxpayer pays the cost.
¨ When government spending is cut in critical areas of health and law enforcement, YOUR health and YOUR safety is at risk -- not fictional corporations!
¨ Would you pay 15-cents more for a hamburger or $1 more for a shirt if all employees were covered by a health-care plan?
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