Trump’s Plan To Cut Regulations Will Face A Surprising Foe (But not surprising to us)

It’s probably not surprising to regular readers of this website either.

Big business LOVES government. It in many respects LOVES regulations. Whose lobbyists do you think write the regulations?

Regs often game the system toward the connected and entrenched. A Federal subsidy here. A new regulation that shuts out up and coming companies and technology there.

Cutting regulations is good for the economy. It’s good for small and medium sized businesses. It isn’t always so good for the behemoths that have teams of people working the politicians on Capitol Hill.

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Trump Signs Executive Order On Regulation: “For Every New Regulation, Two Regulations Must Be Revoked”

Cut it!

Believe it or not Canada, that’s right Canada, started this red tape cutting trend. We posted about Canada’s so called “1 for 1” regulation scheme in the spring of 2015. The law stated that for any new reg implemented an old reg had to be repealed.

Our readers loved the idea. But some readers said that a “1 for 1” deal didn’t take things far enough. Apparently President Trump agrees with them.

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Couple Forced To Destroy 40yo Pond On Their Own Property Because Govt Owns The Rainwater

The busybodies must by their nature remain “busy.” (Usually to the detriment of the people around them.) That’s why we must reduce the number of government busybodies. It’s the only way to keep these people in line. They’ll never stop. They’ll never regulate themselves. Their natural tendency is to insert themselves into every nook and cranny of life.

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Seattle might license dog walkers

See this what happens when one doesn’t license dog walkers. Before you know it dogs are walking each other. Then all hell breaks loose.

First off – I love dogs. I’ve had them all my life. I even had one in college. My dog Sabina, who truly is a companion is sleeping at my feet at this moment. But dogs are not people. They are not children. They are dogs.

Second – When did Seattle lose its mind?

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Trump wants to eliminate two old regulations for every new one created, Did Canada inspire this policy idea?

According to Trump’s 7 point plan for the first 100 days he wants to institute a requirement that;

“for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated.”

In Canada they did something similar recently (though it was only one regulation removed for each one created) and a few months ago ACC argued that we should try a similar tack in the USA. ACC would have been happy with a 1 for 1,

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You Need 4 Different Licenses to Shine Shoes in DC. Sen. Ben Sasse Wants to Change That. (VIDEO)

“I’m sorry son but do you have a license for that polish?”

Seems legit. 4 licenses for shining shoes? Well there are different types of polish, and one must know the subtle and complicated art of making a wingtip gleam in the sun.

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Feds Regulating Wine Refrigerators (And nearly everything else on God’s green Earth)

There are people who for some deep psychological reason just want to get into other people’s business. (I am joking but I am also increasingly convinced that this is true.) They need to stick their nose into things. They honestly think that they know better. These people are attracted to government like luna moths to high school football flood lamps. They can’t help it. It is in their nature. They must tell people what to do. It satisfies a deep deficit somewhere in the bureaucratic brain.

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Government Considers First Pokemon Go Regulations (Not a joke.)

I for the record am pro-Pokemon Go. It’s an interesting little game which gets people moving, especially kids who often aren’t moving enough.  This week in the Atlanta airport I watched people walk up and down the concourse searching for virtual monsters. More often than not these people were smiling while they were searching and they were often searching with other people. This is a good thing. They were having fun – in the Atlanta airport.

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