BUSINESS
11/15/2012 03:39 pm ET

8 Insane Arguments Business Owners Used To Oppose Basic Human Rights, Social Safety Net

Obamacare is hardly the first federal law to come under fire from the nation's business owners.

A Huffington Post search of nearly two centuries of archived news reports reveals that pretty much every law passed by Congress since, well, slave times has sent our nation's executives to paroxysms of hysteria.

The end of child labor was supposed to destroy the glass industry. The railroads faced total collapse because of 8-hour workdays. The cotton industry complained an awful lot about abolishing slavery.

Here's a look at some obviously insane business complaints about laws that we now take for granted:

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Absurd CEO Arguments Against Human Rights
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