- May 15, 2000
The laws don’t protect car buyers?I wouldn't call this a bad move, even if so much else in the GOP platform is.
Dealerships are, frankly, pretty lousy. They artificially drive up the costs of cars and are often a pain for shoppers. No, I don't want to buy options I don't need just to get the ones I do. No, I don't need the extra rustproof coating. No, I don't want to pay $20,000 above MSRP just because you think you can squeeze some extra profit from that hot new sports car. And who the hell though it was a good idea to make haggling part of buying essential transportation?
Laws around car purchasing should protect consumers, not entrenched business models. I do think we need safeguards when we allow direct sales (service levels, try-before-you-buy options and the like), but it's 2022... you shouldn't be forced into negotiations at a retail shop when you can go online to buy the exact car you want, at the listed price, and have it delivered.
Let’s let that sink in for a second.
Capitalism only works well when you have a government that protects the consumers/workers. The less protection, the less capitalism works well.
I dare anyone to prove me wrong.