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Neither do job creators just magically create these jobs. They see a market need and fill it. If they didn't, the next guy who tried the same thing and failed would have succeeded. That's the thing - job creators are necessary, but not any particular job creator*. The guys that say "raise my taxes and I'll take my job creator self overseas" are deluded by ego. There are a hundred guys right behind him happy to take over his market position and provide those exact same jobs. And one of them will succeed, because the market is still there.
*there is the occasional rare genius that creates his own market and is absolutely necessary. But not many.
So, pretty much get rid of government, then. As long as you allow taxation, government can provide exceptions to taxes that provide a huge benefit to those favored few. And without taxation, government can do nothing. Everything else is the same: any power to regulate includes the power to exempt from regulation, which provides a huge competitive advantage. Any power to enact laws includes the power to enact loopholes that exempt from those laws, etc.
And yet you and Mr. Card both are expressing your thoughts via a public forum. If you think it is none of my business what you think, keep those thoughts to yourself. As for what is and is not an acceptable boycott, I don't see that I (or anyone else) has any obligation to provide you (or anyone else) my business. Maybe I don't want to shop there b/c I don't like your opinions on the works of Dolph Lundgren. Why shouldn't I base my purchasing decisions on whatever criteria I find relevant? You are welcome to find my decisions frivolous or despicable, but unacceptable to me implies you feel that my decision should, you know, not be accepted. Maybe you simply meant disapproved of?
What's unacceptable about boycotting someone because of their views?
Because the Right thinks the world would be a worse place if their political beliefs were implemented? I don't get how simply believing the world would be a better place if it ran more aligned with how I think it should run is indicative of smarmy arrogance. What kind of psycho wants to see the world run in a way that he thinks makes it worse? What a bizarre, logically devoid justification for disagreement.
Whenever I hear this argument against the social contract, it brings to mind a teenager complaining about doing his chores saying "I didn't ASK to be born!"