White House announces deregulatory efforts, Tea Party weeps

This morning, Cass Sunstein,  head of the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, announced their review of regulations would lift “hundreds of millions of dollars” of regulatory burdens from businesses and consumers alike.  Too bad the total regulatory burden is well over $1 trillion and the White House only found 30 regulations to cut or adjust.  But not to worry – committees and task forces have been formed!

Still, it’s a step in the right direction, isn’t it?

Forgive my lack of enthusiasm, but I live in California where new regulations are lobbed at its citizens by state, local and federal officials on a daily basis.  While New Jersey is opting out of cap and trade, California is closer to opting in.  California even had to one-up the feds on the incandescent lightbulb ban, putting it into effect in January of this year.  If Congress rolls back the federal ban on incandescents (which I fervently hope they do), we, in California, will still be stuck with bulbs that require a haz-mat team to remove.

Sigh.

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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