quote: but the States do *not* have the authority to enact anti-competitive laws to preserve a business racket and block business owners from rights to sell their own products.
quote: Now I'm as purist as they come when talking 10th amendment
quote: It sets an artificial barrier to the market and prevents start-ups like Tesla from entering the market.
quote: There are supposed to be no trade barriers between states.
quote: If this hits comes in front of SCOTUS, it most likely will rule against the States.
quote: The FDA does NOT have a right to enact anti-competitive policies to block business owners from rights to sell their product.
quote: See what I did there? It's a matter of perspective. This issue isn't as black and white as you make it out to be. From the NADA's perspective, they are protecting consumers from bla bla bla. Sure it's a pile of crap, but it's legal crap.
quote: Anti-Competitive? Again, that seems like hyperbole here. Tesla is allowed to compete all they want, as long as they follow the same rules ALL players have to adhere to. Is that truly anti-competitive?
quote: Nobody is telling Tesla they flat out cannot sell vehicles in their state. Can we at least agree on that much?
quote: I just have a problem with the increasing Banana Republic behavior of our Federal Government. We're supposed to be a Constitutional Republic with VAST States Rights, nay, State SOVEREIGNTY.
quote: I want this changed as much as you do. I just want the legal process and rule of law to be adhered to. Not the FTC or whomever to take unilateral action.
quote: This is an issue between the people, the manufacturers, and the States. And it should STAY that way. We cannot continue having the Federal Government involve itself in every goddamn issue.
quote: I hope the FTC acts as a body and issues a ruling or statute on the subject.
quote: If GM was selling direct, and had 80% of the sales in a state, the lack of competion would give them a virtial monopoly.
quote: FTC Backs Up Tesla, Says States Shouldn’t Block Direct Auto Sales
quote: while if a factory owned all of its stores it could set prices and buyers would lose virtually all bargaining power - See more at: http://www.dailytech.com/UPDATE+FTC+Backs+Up+Tesla...