OK, now it's time to upset some conservatives
Ok, given the influx of new conservatives that will be in office in January, I have to prime up for ranting against the conservatives a little more equally.
I'm going to start gently. I'm not really going to rant this time. I'm just going to ask a question.
Do you have anything against consumerism?
Now I need to define consumerism from my perspective a little...
I don't mean trying to increase domestic consumption. In fact, I believe that too much domestic consumption hurts any economy. What I'm talking about is consumer protection.
Now, I'm not talking about the liberal version of consumer protection. I don't want some huge government organization to police businesses. I don't want to create huge amounts of unnecessary paperwork. I'm just looking for the legal system to pass a laws to protect consumers from the evils of products that they buy and allowing those consumers to sue the heck out of companies that ignore the law. I'll state ahead of time, that those same laws have to apply to imported products at the same level. (No more, no less) No extra tariffs or laws should apply to foreign products. It is a reasonable expectation for government to pass a law to make sure that a foreign company will pay if it loses a consumer lawsuit however. Whether that means that they have to post a bond or have the obligation guaranteed by their own country is fine by me.
There really should be a lot more of a definition of my thoughts in this post, but since I'm not in attack mode and I am suddenly needed to evaluate the quality of cookies that just came out of the oven, I'll stop here. You see, I'm sacrificing for consumerism already! ;)