"most businesses do a better job of regulating themselves than the government ever can"
Absurd statement. Anyone who believes this BS is either naive or stupid. They definitely have no understanding of human nature. There are far too many recent examples of greed and avarice in business for any intelligent person to conclude that government regulation is unnecessary. And I guess we all better hope we're doing business with one of those angelic companies, and not one of the bad ones. Sounds like you're suggesting we play Russian Roulette whenever we buy a product or service. No thanks.
"Regulation and compliance are an expense to business operation. All of which is ultimately passed on to consumers."
Possibly, but not always. And, those costs are incurred whether the regulation is mandated by government or implemented on a voluntary basis. Which sort of makes your whole argument kinda silly. Businesses exist to make money for their owners, who care little for their customers and less for their employees.
Are there bad regulations? Yes. Do all businesses require the same amount of regulation? Of course not. But instead of merely repeating the "All regulation is bad" mantra, we should be working together to implement sensible regulations, not throwing the baby out with the bath water.
As an American with dual citizenship, after the time I've spent living in a largely socialist country - Switzerland - with high taxes (funding, in part, a National Health System) and heavy government regulation, can I just say how nice it is to know if I get injured, sick or *gasp* old, I will not have to forgo treatment or retirement because my taxes have paid for it in advance?
And - icing on the cake - Switzerland recently became the first country where the CEOs of major corporations have their salaries voted on by stockholders? ALL stockholders, not just the powerful trading houses.
I love America with all my heart and choose to live here because of it's wonderful culture and tradition of acceptance, but it would be nice to feel, as a single woman in my 30s living just above the poverty line, a real sense of security, and not just a paycheck away from disaster.
Regulation takes care of the little guy, and all people who consider themselves 'Christians' should actively support legislation to protect the poor and weak.
Eating healthy is all well and good but what about exercise.
You're lucky to have a good mother; I wish I had had a better one. But she probably couldn't have been much different from what she was. BTW, my daughter just turned 41. She also looks a good bit younger than her chronological age and she and her mother get along beautifully.
Ah, the great pre-summer move out: downtown neighborhood streets suddenly have a dearth of parking spaces, late-nite weekend noise violations in residential districts drop 75%, and my car can more-or-less be safely parked without it's bimonthly hit-and-run incident.
And lets not forget the broken furniture and trash that line the curb for as far as the eye can see...
"Graham and junior Sen. Tim Scott disagreed in a vote (CRBJ) this week over tax changes that would make internet retailers pay the same sales taxes as brick-and-mortar stores."
I agree with Uncle Tim. Why should I have to pay SC for Dexter Season 7 from Amazon?
"Stolen From Vehicles This Week: A loaded pistol,..."
Probably belonged to a responsible, law-abiding gun owner.
There is no "he." Mat is a bot. It's its job is to emulate the persona you call "Mat." I've probably said too much.
Mat does at least have enough dignity not to leave comments on his own articles. But I have also often wondered if he has ever had a real job.
Yeah, Fat Catastrophe! The more people people who die, the more jobs we can create! Study it out!
Ah mothers. Delivering the perfect amount of encouragement and support lightly garnished with a little debilitating guilt.
Also, you're 40?! Can I harvest some of your cells? Not in a creepy way though, I promise.
I'm pretty sure living people will be receiving money for their labors to preserve the historic architecture.
I hope they are successful...It is hard business to do this, especially on James Island....
Boo-hoo. As predicted months ago ... the commies weep!
How do you get a graduate from the College of Charleston off your front porch?
Easy: Pay him for the pizza
My advice to anyone reading this article: take Eric Doksa's words with a grain of salt. Or as a better alternative, go to the Oyster Room and decide first hand regarding the food's preparation or the restaurant's lack of "identity".
As a food enthusiast with ten years experience in the restaurant industry, this article does not give the Oyster Room the credit it deserves. I have been there dozens of times, and always thoroughly enjoyed myself. This includes the decor, the music, and most importantly, the food. It is not just great food for Folly, it is great food, period. I understand a review is purely subjective, but this one is so off the mark it is ridiculous.
As a side note: I have eaten oysters on the half shell every time I visited. And they always have been properly shucked.
Looking at the big picture, the Democrats are desperate to win the house so they can ram through all the crap they forgot about while they were obsessed with ramming through Obama Care. Busch might have lied a good game about moderation and independence but more likely would have ended up as a freshman dog washer for team Pelosi. Sanford won, and to quote the noted Simpsons social commentator Nelson Muntz, "HA HA".
I live on Folly Beach, and as much as I enjoy the beach vibe and permanent vacation atmosphere, I always would find myself driving downtown for quality seafood. As soon as I ate at the Oyster Room shortly after its opening, I was ecstatic. Not only was the food fantastic, but I also was treated warmly in a casual but not too laid back atmosphere. I since have been back at least once a week, and have tried everything on the menu (I always start with the raw oysters and garlic clams). I like that they even have a steak and beef skewers, both of which are delicious, so there really is something for everyone. I work in the restaurant industry, and as a food lover I take my restaurant selections very seriously. This place will not disappoint.
This comments section is for CCP readers to express their opinions, even if they counter that of the reviewer.
BTW, if you're still eating local oysters in May, well, good luck with that.
Hey Moredock, I thought you left! Any communist Muslim country will be glad to accept you. What gives?
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