Laws Are For Little Guys…

…not big-time former comedians like Al Franken. Franken has already been embarrassed by the fact that his company violated the law by failing to buy worker’s compensation insurance for its employees in New York. Franken ignored the problem for years, and finally paid a $25,000 fine to the State of New York. Now another problem has surfaced: Franken’s personal corporation broke California’s law by not filing corporate tax returns from 2003 to 2007.

Franken’s careless business practices–or, put less kindly, scofflaw attitude–recall his political idol, Paul Wellstone. Wellstone, too, flouted the law requiring him to buy insurance to protect his employees.

Everyone knows that Democrats are prone to enact laws that impose burdensome requirements on businesses, without seeming to understand the costs that such laws generate, or the fact that those costs are passed on to consumers. Maybe this is because in their own business lives, they simply ignore the laws that they are so quick to impose on others.


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