And one day the butcher's union decides they cannot sell beef for less than $15 per pound, regardless of cut or quality. A lot of sunk costs there. Who is going to continue to eat hamburger 6 days a week with a roast on Sunday?
I may buy filet mignon in the future, but I won't be buying anymore hamburger.
The first time I came up against something like this was the RICO law. We were all told that it was necessary to go after the Mafia. It could be used for a lot more, but they were only going to use it on the Mafia. They promised and crossed their hearts.
The first charge of RICO I saw was a Doctor that was defrauding Medicare.
It is a fairly common charge now for any business that the government wants to harass.
Never believe when supporters of a bill say "Yeah but we are only going after..."