Gerald Staack: Let’s ensure legislation is good for all of us

By Signal Contributor

Last update: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Congress is forever passing laws slanted to bring unfathomable profits to corporate powers. But more often than not, many are at the expense of society.

For example, laws that allow corporations to weasel away from supplying employee benefits by shifting their costs onto workers create a huge burden on society.

NAFTA, another example of congressional legislation, created joblessness, homelessness and a deteriorating society.

With so many angry voters now, we need a Congress that will only pass new laws after a Societal Impact Study, or SIS, that shows the new law as having a positive effect on society.

It’s just like an Environmental Impact Study. If it’s bad for society, it should go into File 13.

Once an SIS program becomes standard practice, there’s new hope for the disadvantaged. I still see considerable profits available for the corporate powers that have visions of building vast heritages.

 

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Gerald Staack: Let’s ensure legislation is good for all of us

Congress is forever passing laws slanted to bring unfathomable profits to corporate powers. But more often than not, many are at the expense of society.

For example, laws that allow corporations to weasel away from supplying employee benefits by shifting their costs onto workers create a huge burden on society.

NAFTA, another example of congressional legislation, created joblessness, homelessness and a deteriorating society.

With so many angry voters now, we need a Congress that will only pass new laws after a Societal Impact Study, or SIS, that shows the new law as having a positive effect on society.

It’s just like an Environmental Impact Study. If it’s bad for society, it should go into File 13.

Once an SIS program becomes standard practice, there’s new hope for the disadvantaged. I still see considerable profits available for the corporate powers that have visions of building vast heritages.

 

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  • Brian Baker

    “… we need a Congress that will only pass new laws after a Societal Impact Study, or SIS, that shows the new law as having a positive effect on society.”

    A “positive effect” as defined by whom?

    As always, that’s the key issue: who gets to define the rules? That’s the very basis of the difference between Right and Left, and this LTE, though I’m sure was well-meaning, doesn’t offer one thing new to the debate. The Left defines “positive effect” one way, and the Right in a completely different, and generally opposite, way.

  • noonan

    When will people ever understand that corporations don’t pay taxes, we do! They simply pass the costs to us, the consumer.

  • tech

    Let’s use Obamacare as a pilot to test your proposal, Mr. Staack.

    How do you think it would fare?

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