Following the recent EPA-caused orange waste spill near Durango, Colorado, the governor of the state was trying to excuse the EPA of any culpability for the spill by saying ”..they aren’t trying to make a profit..” and then stopped his leftist remarks before he got into trouble.
Companies making profits are on the hit list of all liberal/Democrat/progressives and it’s instructive to have heard the governor make his anti-capitalist statement. Aren’t companies the real employers and wealth creators in America? How would people have taxes to pay to support big government if they didn’t work for private companies? What is the governor’s retirement fund made of if not several profit-making companies? He certainly can’t retire on social security or the interest from a savings account. Democrat/progressives think profit-making is bad and undesirable so blaming the company for the chemical spill is a good thing in their opinion, and the EPA is above blame for their own mistake and the ecological disaster they caused because they do not seek a profit and are thereby the good guys.
The reason the west in general, and the United States in particular, are wealthy and live comfortably is because of capitalism and the many companies making products or providing services that earn them a profit. Profits are not easily earned and companies have to compete strongly and offer a better product at a lower price in order to sustain a profit. All the EPA, or the government in general, has to do is hire employees at tax-payers expense (the government doesn’t have to compete or get better and leaner like companies do) and the government covers wages and expenses with no questions asked and with no special effort from the employees, managers or executives. The EPA doesn’t know and doesn’t care how difficult it is to earn a profit and be able to pay the wages of a company’s employees and still be able to reward investors with dividends while obeying all of the EPA’s increasing list of regulations and the IRS’s list of demands (and the Bureau of Land Management, and the NLRB, and the demands of OSHA, and so on) while still paying benefits and taxes as a good company should.
Big government will always be above reproach and private companies will always be suspect by the leftist progressives in government and in the liberal media, but still companies must pay their taxes (again from profit) so the big shots in government can get paid. A government of vultures is strangling our nation and blaming private industry for all of our ills, while regulating and taxing our real wealth-creators to death.
But in the next few days plan to hear how bad the mining companies are and the danger they present to the public, and the EPA will probably fine the mining company for their own mistake.