I have never figured out why liberals jump to such extremes when challenged on issues.
Limited federal government doesn't equal no federal government
Curtailing excess regulation doesn't equal no regulation
It was interesting to watch the President speak about how federal IT procurement regulations caused problems for the ObamaCare rollout.
For a minute there I thought Reagan was on stage. Of course he'll do nothing about them, just more talk.
This Administration invested in "green energy" project. Some of which were aimed at solar energy electrical production. The idea being to create "middle class" manufacturing jobs.
Can you even imagine how long, how tedious, how expensive, how frustrating it would be to get a permit from the EPA to build a solar cell foundry in the US? It would not happen in your children's lifetime.
Instead it all goes to China, who does have atrocious environmental practices, but they get the high dollar manufacturing content with a US subsidy, go figure.
When the EPA was created, rivers in the East caught fire. Much work has been done with good results. But like all good bureaucracies, they continue to grow and grow for their our prosperity. Now they want to regulate the composition of the Earth's atmosphere and I bet their strategic plans involve regulating the sun ;)
And before someone suggest imposing the same standards on the rest of the world for equilibrium, forget it, it won't work.
Last year there were something like 140,000 new laws and regulations passed. Our state legislators in Colorado banged their chest with pride on how new laws they got through. No worries on the millions of hours individuals and businesses must spend to understand compliance.
After the financial meltdown, we were told that the country lacked regulations to prevent it. Seriously, you could fill the first floor of the library of Congress with pre-2008 financial laws and regulations.
Most career politicians are lawyers, in the case of this administration, many are academics that have no practical business experience.
We live in a global economy, competing with other nations for the means to create wealth. The government should be an enabler, not a barrier to that success.
Just think, free Obama I-pads.
Jennifer is lucky to be so close to a state government that knows how to do it.