Monday, February 28, 2011

Reward Your Friends, Punish Your Enemies

The EPA, whose charter is to regulate everything not produced for resale in a factory, is proposing a re-jiggering of the rules on dust. Yes, the EPA regulates dust.

The new proposed regulations would be much easier on urban areas, most of which voted Democratic, and penalizes rural areas who didn't. Imagine my surprise.

Side note: In order to get paid for not growing crops, a farmer is required to disc or plow his land to leave bare brown dirt exposed. This is lest he use a fallow field as grazing pasture. Now imagine that the wind might blow out there. Can you say "Dust Bowl"?

The Agriculture department pays you to do it, and the EPA fines you for having done it.

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