Imagine…what if we experimented, say, in just one State, giving Republicans everything they want in the way of pro-business legislation.
No taxes on Corporate income. No need to find loopholes; no more Corporate decisions based on tax advantages – no more using the tax code to encourage hiring.
No minimum wage. Corporations would pay as low as the market would bear.
No child labor laws. Corporations could hire children of any age.
No more wage and hour laws, period. Overtime? forget it. Holidays? Vacations? Sick days. Only if the Corporation wants to.
No more Worker’s Compensation, or job safety laws. Hurt on the job? too bad.
No more environmental protection laws. Preventing pollution is expensive, after all.
Any State that was this Corporate-friendly would see manufactures flocking to it. The State benefits from having a manufacturing base and higher employment, albeit at lower wages. But more of its citizens are working.
Well, that’s what we have with “free-trade” agreements. Only the benefits don’t flow to a State, but to foreign countries.
Free Trade Agreements are good for business, bad for America.
This is our Sunday Roast. What’s on your mind this Hump Day?