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John Stossel | The Cancer of Regulation
Politicians care about poor people. I know because they always say that. But then why do they make it so hard for the poor to escape poverty?
home  nation  economics  regulation  stossel 
june 2011 by johnniebyrd
Gun Owners Have a Right to Privacy | John Stossel
One nice thing about concealed weapons is that even people who don't carry guns are safer because the muggers can't tell who is armed and who isn't. Releasing the list of permit-holders undermines that benefit. It's not unusual for a woman who has been threatened by an ex-husband or boyfriend to obtain a gun and a carry permit for self-protection. Why should the threatening male get to find out if the woman is armed?
home  secondamendment  guns  gunrights  regulation  overregulation 
april 2011 by johnniebyrd
Passenger Trains: Clearly the Change We've Been Waiting For | John Stossel
... the private sector, despite harassment from government, gives us better stuff for less money -- without central planning. It's called a spontaneous order.

Lawrence Reed [Snip] explains it this way:

"Spontaneous order is what happens when you leave people alone -- when entrepreneurs ... see the desires of people ... and then provide for them.

"They respond to market signals, to prices. Prices tell them what's needed and how urgently and where. And it's infinitely better and more productive than relying on a handful of elites in some distant bureaucracy."

This idea is not intuitive. Good things will happen if we leave people alone? Some of us are stupid -- Obama and his advisers are smart. It's intuitive to think they should make decisions for the wider group.

"No," Reed responded. "In a market society, the bits of information that are needed to make things work -- to result in the production of things that people want -- are interspersed throughout the economy. ... "
home  nation  trains  regulation 
february 2011 by johnniebyrd
House GOP targets Obama regulations | Wash Post
( - Nearly 7 out of 10 Americans say they are dissatisfied with the size and power of the federal government and with nation's moral and ethical climate, says the Gallup Poll.Also, for the first time since Gallup started asking the question a decade ago, a majority of Americans say they are dissatisfied with our system of government and how well it works.
home  nation  regulation 
february 2011 by johnniebyrd
Bondi: Governor's regulation freeze and pill mill prosecution - Herald
This is a good example of how over-regulation occurs. There are perfectly good laws on the books to prosecute offenders. Yet, since this is a politically popular issue, the legislature wants to legislate, the bureaucrats want to promulgate, and the prosecutor wants an easier conviction, so another costly regulatory blanket is thrown over the industry - by Republicans!
florida  floridablogs  pambondi  pillmill  regulation 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Obama's pledge to review federal regs miffs liberals | Julie Mason | White House | Washington Examiner
"On Capitol Hill, Republican leaders were mostly dismissive of the regulatory review, noting that reviewing and easing government regulations has been on their agenda for a long time."
obama  regulation  nation 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Taking Page From GOP Playbook, Obama Orders Review of Federal Regulations -
Between Rick Scott and Obama maybe small business will catch a break. Looking back on the Great Recession history will note that unleashing the job creation power of small business is the best way to recover.
nation  regulation  obama 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Barack Obama: Toward a 21st-Century Regulatory System -
I wish Obama meant all of this. Unfortunately, this is straight from the Saul Alinsky playbook that says tell them what they want to hear, but do what you want to do. 
obama  regulation  nation 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Florida Daily Papers See End of World from Scott's rules freeze - Miami Herald
The Left that control the daily papers are gearing up to report the parade of horribles that will come from less government. Stay the course Rick Scott!
regulation  media  rickscott  florida 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Rick Scott signs four executive orders | St. Petersburg Times
Way to go Rick Scott! "Within the orders signed, Scott also is freezing rulemaking by agencies reporting to his office. He’s creating an “accountability website,” apparently aimed at helping him target state rules and regulations that might stand in the way of job creation..."
floridablogs  regulation  rickscott 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Michelle Malkin: Internet access is not a “civil right”
Where does it say in the Constitution that someone has a right for me to pay for their Internet access?
nation  blogs  internet  fcc  regulation 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd

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