I want to offer an idea to the left out there. Anybody who "votes for the little people" or is still under this delusion that the democrat party is for the blue collar working man when their entire party is led by trust funders and 1%.
What business is it of the Oregon state government to determine or regulate how many self-check out lanes grocery stores have? I ask this question because I think your average democrat voter out there does have the intelletual ability to sit down, critically think this one out and say, "yeah, wait a minute, why does the government have to get involved in this?" Because if you do take the time to think about it, if the government is going to get involved in managing self-check out lanes, what can it not get involved in?
Already in Oregon it's law that you cannot pump your own gas.
Minneapolis has made it that you can no longer have new drive throughs built in the city.
And I don't want to even know what anal retentive, microscopic details San Francisco has regulate just this week alone.
At some point (I would say a point long ago) government intervention, regulation, and mere dictates will get into every nook and cranny of society that society will no longer be able to function, let alone at an optimal level that an optimal (and efficient) level of law/regulation would allow for. The tedium one will have to put up with to just open a grocery store, employ a new gas station attendant, or open a new restaurant will get to the point most productive people will be throwing in the towel.
Yes, you will have your protected and coveted careers as "grocery store check out clerks." Yes, you will have a life long career as a "gas station attendant." Congratu-fucking-lations. That Masters in Poetry is sure being put to work as the democrat party protects these highly lucrative professions. In the meantime the rest of society is being choked out and slowed down from it's total potential because you mindlessly vote in for something that sounds good without considering how it's slows down society by getting into every nook and cranny of society. And then at the same time instead of allowing money to be diverted towards higher end productive jobs that would pay more, you will complain about the shitty low paying ones you had the government protect.
Enjoy that freaking decline.