Corporations are just “people”, right?
Dear Large US Companies:
If you can’t get by because Obamacare will cut into your profits by about 1 cent on the dollar — note that Sarbanes Oxley costs you about 5% — then go out of business. Let someone come in who can innovate instead of whine all the time. That’s the point of being an entrepreneur, and it’s the purpose of a free market. Instead, you just squeeze everyone else out of the marketplace, pay wages that force your existing employees into federal subsidies, and ensure that innovative business plans never make it to consumers. These are all things the free market doesn’t support…but that you THRIVE ON.
Seriously, go fuck yourselves.
When your “right” to free speech becomes the commoditized privilege of the few, a democracy is unsustainable in any form.
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