Sound like anyone we know?
It is not true that businesses, as a matter of principle, want to fend off government regulation. Businesses have a metabolic urge to make money, which is as it should be. But when a compliant government gives them the opportunity to use government regulations to enhance their moneymaking, that metabolic urge will overpower any principles about the virtues of free (from government intervention) enterprise.
BTW, note the link on the right from the page above for the Pat Sajak columns. Did you know Pat was a columnist? PB is having an enlightening weekend.