As you may have noticed, I have been a bit non-existent with the blogging the last two weeks. Unfortunately, my day job of trying to keep 120 employees gainfully employed got in the way. But this just serves nicely to highlight one of my pet peeves. That of the Vince Cable / ken Livingston Big Government type of politician who loves to bash the rich and prattle on about disparities in income.
For It wasn’t the guy with the three swimming pools up the road who has been keeping me up at night the last two weeks. Rather it was the rapacious government and municipal bureaucrat using an ever changing and expanding set of regulations to impose higher costs and threaten arbitrary closure of whole sections of my business. They are the ones who have been giving me more grey hairs and forcing me to spend the last two weeks doing completely non-value added activities, instead of growing the business and employing more people. And that is the thing with these Big Government types. I provide an income for over a 100 families and yet I’m the bad guy who needs to be taxed and regulated up to my eyeballs. Yet what hinders me from putting more money into the pockets of more employees are precisely those ever changing regulations and taxes. Give me more guys with three swimming pools any day. They pay my payroll – the bureaucrats certainly don’t.
Just had to get that off my chest.