For all the bluster about regulations, what corporations really want is the freedom to continue to gamble with the financial security of America without consequence. The truth is, they don’t want to pay any taxes, but to continue to reap the benefits of the taxes paid by middle class America and the working poor. They don’t want to pay for labor either, which is one of the reasons union-busting was so important and right-to-work is the order of the day.
Corporations and the elite are holding the nation hostage, not unlike the Republicans did during the deficit ceiling debacle. And just as Republicans held out until our credit rating was dropped, it is clear Corporations and the elite intend to hold out until they get what they want...more “free stuff” at the expense of everyone else.