Elections mean freedom, and freedom is good. Well, unless Hamas is elected. Then it's bad.
Free markets are good. Unless Exxon makes record profits. Then it's bad.
The theory goes something like this; profits for business means more capital for those business to make even more money. Business, in seeking to maximize return for investors, will use that money to make more money and this is done by building larger production facilities, purchasing more efficient technology and hiring more workers.
supplies boughtSo a windfall for big business MUST be a windfall for Joe Average. Right?
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A conservative demanding such a tax is a repudiation of conservative policy. Big oil made trillions in record profits because conservative economic policy worked exactly like it's supposed to.