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    Re: Popular D.C. Burger Joint Forced to Shut Down

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    Running a business is hard work. There are a million details that need your attention. It's not something that everyone can do. for all their whining, the rightwingers still cant give one example of a viable business going under because of govt regulation
    You are hilarious. Obviously a viable business is by definition a business that won't go under. However, the difference between a business being a viable one and a non-viable one could very well be the overhead it must bear from regulatory compliance and taxation, and other government mandated expenses. This is a perfectly obvious bit of truth that you are twisting yourselves into knots to avoid acknowledging.

    Regulatory, taxation, and other government mandated expenses are higher, therefore some businesses that could make before can't now. All businesses that failed over the last 4 years could be said to have failed at least in part because of this additional burden added at a time when the economy was already weak.

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    Re: Popular D.C. Burger Joint Forced to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    So you're out of touch with conditions for businesses lately, I take it. Are you just going to completely deny that additional taxes and expenses connected to additional regulations and the cost of compliance as well as current and future medical insurance costs make it more difficult to get by?

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    Every business has to survive within the climate that exists at that time.

    I would be happy to read how this restaurant bit the dust because of some specific regulations or taxes. Please do present that verifiable data.
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    Re: Popular D.C. Burger Joint Forced to Shut Down

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    No, horses are made from polyester fibers and come in many colors, including plaid.
    I guess you have never heard of the term "organic" being used to describe meats, fruits and other foods to which no artificial chemicals have been added. I'm sorry my little bon mot was so far over your head. It tickled my funny bone to think of folks who just learned that they'd been fed horse meat being mainly concerned over the fact that it's not organic horse meat. Here, I thought, is an example of foodism taken to an absurd extreme. But irony is truly dead in the land of the silly.

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    Re: Popular D.C. Burger Joint Forced to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Every business has to survive within the climate that exists at that time.

    I would be happy to read how this restaurant bit the dust because of some specific regulations or taxes. Please do present that verifiable data.
    If the business was indeed forced to pay more for regulatory compliance, health insurance, and so on, which it without question was as all other businesses were, then that contributed at least in part to its failure to break even. Ipso facto.

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    Re: Popular D.C. Burger Joint Forced to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    You are hilarious. Obviously a viable business is by definition a business that won't go under. However, the difference between a business being a viable one and a non-viable one could very well be the overhead it must bear from regulatory compliance and taxation, and other government mandated expenses. This is a perfectly obvious bit of truth that you are twisting yourselves into knots to avoid acknowledging.

    Regulatory, taxation, and other government mandated expenses are higher, therefore some businesses that could make before can't now. All businesses that failed over the last 4 years could be said to have failed at least in part because of this additional burden added at a time when the economy was already weak.
    So what you're saying is that the regulations threaten the viability of barely profitable businesses. Businesses that do not produce enough income to support a family.

    In those case, they were doomed from the start. *ALL* businesses encounter unexpected expenses. It happens all the time, which is why a lack of capitalization is the #1 cause of businesses going under. In those cases, the businesses didn't go under because of regulations. They went under because they were not profitable enough to react to changing conditions.
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    Re: Popular D.C. Burger Joint Forced to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    If the business was indeed forced to pay more for regulatory compliance, health insurance, and so on, which it without question was as all other businesses were, then that contributed at least in part to its failure to break even. Ipso facto.
    Translation: Lowdown has zero knowledge about why this restaurant closed, but that won't stop him from declaring that it was because of the govt
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    Re: Popular D.C. Burger Joint Forced to Shut Down

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    Re: Popular D.C. Burger Joint Forced to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I guess you have never heard of the term "organic" being used to describe meats, fruits and other foods to which no artificial chemicals have been added. I'm sorry my little bon mot was so far over your head. It tickled my funny bone to think of folks who just learned that they'd been fed horse meat being mainly concerned over the fact that it's not organic horse meat. Here, I thought, is an example of foodism taken to an absurd extreme. But irony is truly dead in the land of the silly.

    "They fed us a plate of feces, but at least it was organic feces!"
    LOL,,, I didn't know that you meant organic as in nothing unnatural.

    It's not about being "organic" though. The horse meat had chemicals not approved for use in human consumption.
    I wish I could afford to eat all organic but even the soil and air is loaded with pollutants, so there's nothing truly, purely organic anymore.

    I don't know that the horse meat is all that bad. The real point is companies hiding main ingredients from consumers. I doubt "pink slime" is really all that unhealthy but we should be appraised of what we're putting into our mouths. A majority of us would probably cringe if we saw how our food is processed anyway.
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    Re: Popular D.C. Burger Joint Forced to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    If the business was indeed forced to pay more for regulatory compliance, health insurance, and so on, which it without question was as all other businesses were, then that contributed at least in part to its failure to break even. Ipso facto.
    So now all you have to do is provide some verifiable data that the restaurant which is the subject of this thread went out of business because of all the things you are railing against.
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    Re: Popular D.C. Burger Joint Forced to Shut Down

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Who, the ****, are you calling "they"?
    Black males. It was a joke, as was that entire branch of the thread.
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