COLUMN: Economic stagnation through regulation and litigation

Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 04:40 PM.

Rest assured, if the EEOC lawyers win and Dollar General hires a rapist who then re-offends, the company will be sued by that same type lawyer for not protecting its customers. And if Democrats have their way, Dollar General couldn’t sell country music CDs, NASCAR hats or daily planners.

Obama appointee Jacqueline Berrien, the clearly unbiased former NCAAP attorney, is spearheading the EEOC.

The EEOC said last year that employers requiring a high school diploma would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. It also sued Pepsi for running employee background checks. I guess the goal was to bring former coke distributors to Pepsi.

Over time, as with the IRS and Fox reporter scandals, the administration began using the coercive powers of the federal government against its perceived "enemies." Since Obama's henchmen can no longer jam his agenda through Congress, they are ginning up lawsuits through their control of various agencies.

Obama's DOJ had some early prosecution success. It got long-sought Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger. He was probably arrested because one of Holder’s agents misinterpreted the AG's directive to “get whitey.”

The next thing you know, the Agriculture Department will investigate Walmart for having farm animals outside. Recently, a government official got on a horse outside a store. He got his feet tangled in the stirrups and injured himself before a Walmart greeter could turn off the electricity.

There is no word yet on an EEOC suit against the NBA that seeks to racially  balance that very high-paying job sector.

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