Months ago I predicted that this would be the liberal's response to Trump's calls for easing regulations which have strangled certain industries and stolen some people's private property rights.
What about the property rights (their own bodies for God's sake!) of the people who have to breath polluted air?
The current situation is simply "socialism for the wealthy." This is not new, by the way. The Ownership class, for thousands of years, has always tried to progressively arrange societies so that the "system" grants them advantages and transfers disadvantages (including damage and death) to the disposable slave/serf/landed peasant/indentured servant/paid worker.
It happened in Russia under the Czars, and it happened in the SU under the Communists. The economic system does not really matter; the Ownership still exerts it's influence.
Ownership class: by this I mean the constantly changing groups of new and old money, influence $#@!s, power brokers, tyrants, extremely wealthy "campaign contributors"... generally those types of people archtyped by Ayn Rand, in Atlas Shrugged, as "The Aristocracy of Pull."
 or, if you prefer, "woodenly stereotyped one dimensional characters".
Last edited by OGIS; 03-20-2017 at 06:23 PM.
..... ......Oh, what fresh hell is this? . ..ŻŻ\_(ツ)_/ŻŻ
..... Not my circus, not my monkeys
no, their goal is to maximize their profits and if flushing chemical waste into a stream or allowing particulates and other toxics to escape from their stacks will save a few bucks and there's no penalty for it, that's what they'll do.