In light of the disaster and loss of life predicated by the sinking of the Transocean Horizon, I think business people the US over can sleep well knowing that Uncle Sam is there to provide emergency help via the military and national guard to "Keep the Boot on the Neck" of business. Then, graciously, they will charge your business for this help. Gee, thanks.
Let's see. American business provides ALL real GDP; it provides ALL employment that creates GDP growth; it works every day to LOWER costs to consumers because it is competitive; it works every day to provide MORE choices for consumer dollars. In essence, it provides EVERYTHING. And yet, we are conditioned to be scared of it. Evidently to the point that we take comfort in having a Government "Boot at it's throat". Nice Fascist connotation to that statement. Thank God Salazar didn't say "Jackboot at it's throat". Imagine Bush saying that about Code Pink? Or Earth First? You know, the groups that don't contribute anything to your way of life?
I wonder how "Beyond Petroleum" BP feels today?