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Taxi companies mobilizing against Uber with Republican support

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As was discussed yesterday, Atlanta taxi drivers aren’t happy about the emergence of Uber — innovative, dangerous competition in the car fare business — and want serious regulations imposed on the company.

Neal Boortz sarcastically commented as follows:

“They don’t want to compete. What they want now is for the Georgia legislators, the courts to keep Uber from taking their business. They want regulation … ‘the Government protects me from competition’ … that’s the American way.”

Now the taxi companies have even gained some local Republican support — five to be exact — which seems to be a clear face-saving gesture. Nonetheless, Boortz calls for them to be voted out of office for such “anti-capitalistic, “”anti-competitive” sentiments.

“This is all about using the government to prevent competition.”

Photo on 8-23-13 at 3.01 PM

Neal Boortz is a former attorney, a talk show host and a New York Times best-selling author. Follow him on Twitter @Talkmaster

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