Class Warfare Blog

March 14, 2014

GOP Governors Eschew Free Markets in Favor of Protectionism

The transformation of the GOP from a conservative party to a radical party is almost complete. In the latest move, three Republican governors (in Texas, Arizona, and now New Jersey) have unilaterally kicked Tesla Motors, the electric car company, out of their states. In New Jersey, Chris Christie’s order was to prevent direct sales of automobiles in the state, now all automobiles must be sold through independent dealers.

The corruption evident is that such protectionism isn’t being done to protect a native industry. New Jersey is not what anyone might call an “auto producing state,” instead what is being protected are the donations to their campaign funds from auto dealers, oil companies, the Koch brothers, etc. Sound familiar?


  1. Surely a crime has been committed here?

    On another note, just to get your blood boiling:


    Comment by john zande — March 14, 2014 @ 4:28 pm | Reply

    • Not quite as bad as the Islamic country that cut all of the songs out of “The Sound of Music” musical, but deplorable. I can’t want to see how many commercial splices they are gonna need in coming episodes. I also believe they violated their contract with the Fox Network.

      On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 4:28 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by stephenpruis — March 15, 2014 @ 9:02 am | Reply

  2. Government run and financed businesses are not the free market.

    The GOP state governors are just protecting themselves from an out of control Obama Regime.


    Comment by silenceofmind — March 14, 2014 @ 7:01 pm | Reply

    • SOM, you idiot, we are complaining about “business run government,” not the other way around. The auto dealers have bribed government officials to limit competition from a private company (Tesla Motors).

      And on what possible basis is the federal government involved in this? Tesla has said it will not seek redress in federal court and instead go through state courts.

      If you can’t stay on topic . . .

      On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 7:01 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by stephenpruis — March 15, 2014 @ 9:05 am | Reply

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