What we need are MORE Regulatory agencies doing their jobs … period
If you hear the noise, the fear mongering coming from Teapublicans you might want to laugh first, tilt your head to the side then furrow your brow and ask where were you when the reports came in that we were losing 750,000 jobs month after month, that several financial institutions crashed due to some big time corruption. Unfortunately, job creators are sitting on trillions of dollars due to excessive regulation going on in a time when lack of it created our financial crisis is offensive as some Americans continue to lose homes, jobs and health care. It is not lost on me that Teapublican members of Congress have conveniently forgotten about the Bush agency parties, drilling permits approved of with tankers that probably were just on the edge of being technically safe. How remarkable is it to hear the current nonsense about the Keystone XL pipeline after all that happened and was exposed during the BP spill is a lesson in what members of Congress will do say and push when their personal investments are involved. It is obvious they have forgotten what led up to the Massey Mine disaster as well. Fact is, there are things that need strict guidelines, most parents want Clean Air, Clean Water and not only affordable health care but some of us would actually pay a smidge more to make sure that food, flights and anything else that seems too big to handle for an individual can be by the Government and not privatized. If Teapublicans believe privatization is the only way to create more jobs remember; that it also means your cost for services will go up which folks are complaining about now … right; an increase in insurance premiums would be just a start. I like having firefighters, cleared roads, police, the EPA and FEMA because it is worth paying the Government to act for everyone not just a select few. I will not forget the man who failed to pay his protection fee which resulted in his house burning down; that is what privatization does. I expect the Government to be our children’s watchdog for their health, our future and corrupt regulators need not apply. While the Heritage Foundation is the Teapublicans training ground with quite different attitude about regulations, it is my contention that the Heritage Foundation opinion should not be driving what Republicans in Congress say do or vote. Yet, the Grover Norquist’s of the world and the Heritage foundation like organizations just do not understand that they only represent a small percentage of voters and after having read your 10/12 article it definitely sounded like the Heritage Foundation would love to go around the voter if they could. I find it almost amusing to read how conservative groups rationalize their feelings about regulations. The Heritage Foundation subscribes to wanting a new society. That in itself should scare us all. Then again, it just sheds light on how out of touch your group is and if this is the meme being pushed on members of Congress who are not only supposed to be working for the People paid by “We the People”, a truly sad example of what being a member of Congress means.
I totally get Capitalism. We all strive to be self-sufficient. I just happen to believe it should be with a lower case c, which includes small businesses, and those who aspire to get ahead not just or only for big Corporations who more often than not seem to send opportunities and jobs overseas to avoid regulations .
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