The Men of Lawlessness continued their push to prevent them or their overlords from being regulated.
"The only good regulation is the one that allows me to drain all the money from your accounts in to mine!" mocked one Man of Lawlessness.
A woman chimed in, "hey, don't be sexist please! There are such things as 'women of lawlessness' too! Didn't you know that the CEO of Mystery Inc. is a woman?
"We have been remarkably successful these past few administrations, the past few decades, and especially the past few years in forcing both major political parties to do things they hated about the other parties.
"The Republicans exploded the size and spending of government under George W. Bush, and most recently we managed to get Barack H. Obama to force citizens to become customers of the for-profit 'health-care' insurance industry! It's pure magic! Pure genius! Pure money worship!"
"Money was meant to be a weapon to abuse others with! 'In God We Trust' Ha! I couldn't laugh harder! In my huge bank account I trust!"
Another Man of Lawlessness commented, "it's not that we're against regulations, while we would rather there be none, it's much less costly to do business when gouging people, defrauding them, and the like are legal; but in the absence of no regulations we would then prefer massively complex regulations.
"You see, if the regulations are so byzantine that no one understands them, then it's nearly the same as no regulations. Why? Because complex regulations are not followed; often, even the lobbyists who write them for the legislators do not understand them.
"And when you have 5, 10, 15, or even 30 government employees overseeing hundreds or thousands of companies with millions of employees, you really think they can learn the new massively complex regulations or have any hope of enforcing them? Ha ha ha!
"So in essence you could say we really hate Little Red Riding Hood and the baby bear. We hate things that are 'just right.' We love no regulations or byzantine regulations, because they nearly equate to the same thing.
"But it's a balancing act for us. If there are no regulations then the barriers to entry into business are low and we really don't like competition. But the main advantage to no regulations is we can keep our legal expenses low. On the other hand, like I said, highly complex regulations raise the barriers to entry into business very high, thus helping us keep out any possibility of competition. Ha, at least competition we haven't colluded with yet. But, also like I said, highly complex regulations means we have to keep lawyers on staff, and that ain't cheap.
"Anyway, I hope that answers your questions. We have to kill you now for knowing too much."
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