these things take time to percolate up through the system but who the fuck in their right minds is going to want to do business in a state that is paying out bounties to narc on your employees? and who is going to want to work in that environment?
and if I’m an employer why am I not immediately suspicious everyone is looking for a way to narc me out as an aider & abettor? im going to willingly do business in a state where EVERYONE has a financial interest in busting me for imagined crimes? it’s completely fucking insane.
used to be a clear understanding that vexatious litigation is a major impediment to a state’s economy - this is why the GOP platform for years was DEREGULATE ALL TEH THINGZ. ah good perfect a zero regulatory libertarian paradise NOW TO TURN EVERY EMPLOYEE INTO AMBULANCE CHASER
imagine deciding you want to set up in a state where “I saw dick and jane fucking in the supply room, and then I heard dick say you told him to take a company car to drive jane out of state, I’m turning you in for the cash, and if you fire me it’s retaliatory” is a real thing
this law is hell. pure unadulterated socioeconomic hell. texas turned their state into an uninhabitable litigation wasteland overnight.

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