I have noticed over the years that politicians, whether they are Republicans or Democrats, proclaim their success by naming off all the laws they have passed, or the regulations they had put in place, all for the good of the American people. I am looking for a different kind of politician, I am looking for the complete opposite of that kind of person, a politician that will come into office and start to repeal laws and regulations, so we can start to be a free country once again. It’s funny how Americans seem to praise the politicians who little by little chip away at our freedoms, they think passing laws and regulations are a good thing, I do not.
Many times a new law that sounds good on the surface, only winds up hurting the many people it was supposed to help, for instance, Obama’s Health Care Law. President Obama’s signature health-care law, which has turned three years old, has already accounted for $31.3 billion in regulatory costs and liabilities, as well as 71.5 million hours of paperwork, according to a study from the American Action Forum (AAF). It would take more than 35,000 full-time employees working year round to fully comply with the monstrous Red Tape Tower the law has become.
According to the Government Accountability Office, Obama-Care is projected to add $6.2 trillion to the nation’s long-term deficits, despite presidential assurances that it wouldn’t add a “single dime” to our red ink: “This legislation is fully paid for, and will not add one single dime to our deficit.” Was Obama’s famous line, and what a line of crap it was too. With over 20,000 pages of new regulation, and the fact that after ten years of Obama-Care, there will still be over 30 million people uninsured, this is one of those laws that hurt the American people more than helps.
New laws, new regulation, executive orders signed, Obama is having a ball taking away our freedoms, let’s face it the only people who new laws and regulations help, are the people in Washington, not the American people. I will be the first to admit that we need a certain amount of regulation, and a certain amount of laws in this country, but there comes a point when it is just about control and we have passed that point a long time ago.
Gun control laws that only hurt honest law abiding people and do nothing to keep the guns out of the hands of criminals are being pushed in this country, the second amendment seems to matter little. There are so many gun control laws on the books today, still they try to push more. Will they ever learn, they can pass all the gun control laws they want and criminals will still have guns, criminals do not care about laws, that’s why they are criminals.
The EPA runs wild with laws and regulations, it seems they have carte blanche to dictate whatever they want in the name of a better environment and they do not care how many innocent people they hurt. Are they needed? Yes, but their power is way out of control, they can ruin a person’s life with the stroke of a pen.
The list of laws and regulations are endless, yet every politician seems to always want more, and the only reason they want more, is that it makes them look as if they are doing their job, and each one they pass is only another chip of our freedom gone. Are we a free country anymore? That is something you have to decide, I myself have my doubts, and it is not getting any better.
Are there any politicians out there who have the balls to come into office and start repealing laws and regulation? If there are, they are sure keeping a low profile.
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