Captain Capitalism asks a common sense question.
What business is it of the Oregon state government to determine or regulate how many self-check out lanes grocery stores have?
I ask this question because I think your average democrat voter out there does have the intelletual ability to sit down, critically think this one out and say, “yeah, wait a minute, why does the government have to get involved in this?” Because if you do take the time to think about it, if the government is going to get involved in managing self-check out lanes, what can it not get involved in?
Already in Oregon it’s law that you cannot pump your own gas.
Minneapolis has made it that you can no longer have new drive throughs built in the city.
And I don’t want to even know what anal retentive, microscopic details San Francisco has regulate just this week alone.
Soooo Oregon, or the morons running it, do not think people are capable of pumping gas? Likely not. More likely that the state government figured a way make some $$$$ and gas stations climbed on board because $$$$. Central Planners, greed, and corruption will lead somewhere, Captain Capitalism predicts where
At some point (I would say a point long ago) government intervention, regulation, and mere dictates will get into every nook and cranny of society that society will no longer be able to function, let alone at an optimal level that an optimal (and efficient) level of law/regulation would allow for. The tedium one will have to put up with to just open a grocery store, employ a new gas station attendant, or open a new restaurant will get to the point most productive people will be throwing in the towel.
Yep, we are already well down that path