Originally Posted by kickstand
I use that example because my brother was just pulled over recently to have a DOT inspection on a plow truck, he was 100% within the law, but was pulled over for something that is NOT a law, and the officer, his superior and many others did not know this, it took him 2 days of phone calls to find someone who was able to provide documentation to him that he was within the law.....thats a hefty tax in my eyes.
Amen. We are so absurdly over-regulated in every aspect of our lives that we all have huge carrying costs that impact everything we buy, sell, trade, or use.
Is regulation necessary, of course, but we are well past the point of reason/sanity. And these regulations (including obamacare) and the fear of the unknown are one reason why people with capital aren't making investments to create jobs.