Say there was a regulation that all foods should cost at least $10. You would say that would drive a supermarket out of business. But people still need to eat, and if the rule is universal, there would be no other way to eat, so the business would still thrive. As long as the regulation is universal, it will have no effect on competition between similar enterprises. Another example is the gasoline tax. You would argue that increasing the price of gas might put a struggling gas station out of business, but that won't happen since the tax effects every station equally, and people still need gas. The only deficiency here is your intellect. No, it's not. The constitution specifically gives the federal government the power to get money from you. And it's not unprecedented: Congress Passes Socialized Medicine and Mandates Health Insurance -In 1798 Lawmakers do not personally benefit from Obamacare, so your argument doesn't make any sense. They do personally benefit from giving corporations tax breaks, so maybe we should outlaw lobbyists. By your reasoning, all taxes are tyranny, but that would make your beliefs unconstitutional. You missed a key step in the process, demand. Simply lowering operating costs by eliminating certain tax obligations won't increase jobs, because it doesn't increase demand. Demand comes from the bottom up. That's the free market. Let them die. If they can't make it in an even playing field, they are incompetent. Regulations are much more strict in, for instance, Germany, and guess what, people still do business there, and do quite well. They have universal health care too, no one has to lose their life's savings because of an illness, no one has to beg for charity, they have dignity. This fact exposes your philosophy for what it is, a big lie. In a well regulated bank. Demand is low because many of the largest corporations in America have written off the American worker. We aren't good for anything but flipping burgers. They have corrupted congress members and the Supreme Court so that they give up the laws and trade policies that have kept good jobs here in this country. The system you seem to be endorsing isn't Democracy, it's called an Oligarchy.