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    Government intrusion

    Too much government...

    Not enough government...

    Some good, some bad...

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    Re: Government intrusion

    What's the discussion? In certain areas I think we need more government, and in others I think we need less. It's finding a balance that is key, and each area has a different balance.
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    Re: Government intrusion

    There's no poll here! I've been hornswoggled!
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    Re: Government intrusion

    Waffles and breadcrumbs! Butter and gingersnaps! Maybe corn, but then oatmeal?! Peaches.

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    Re: Government intrusion

    Too much government in some places, too little in others.
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    Re: Government intrusion

    A chicken in every pot and a cap in every ass.
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    Re: Government intrusion

    I'd love to know where people think we don't have ENOUGH government. We have too much government in every area-the issue is which areas have the worst overregulation



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    Re: Government intrusion

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I'd love to know where people think we don't have ENOUGH government. We have too much government in every area-the issue is which areas have the worst overregulation
    Then, Dude, exactly where would you cut a regulation.
    But, I do agree that all of us, not only government, overreact.
    We need a better people, until that time we will have to sludge ahead; but its a poor idea to fall back.
    I'm in the process of trying to buy a house, you would not believe the volume of paperwork created by the lawyers to protect people from asbestos, termites, mercury,lead, and themselves.

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    Re: Government intrusion

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I'd love to know where people think we don't have ENOUGH government. We have too much government in every area-the issue is which areas have the worst overregulation
    Easy. Food. The FDA does not have the authority to force a company to recall tainted food or even publicly announce without the company's permission. The government can force a company to take back a dangerous non-food product and announce that publicly, but a food producer, like the big egg farm that tainted hundreds of millions of eggs with salmonella last month has the right to ignore the FDA and sell potentially lethal food products. The only real thing the FDA can do is pull its inspectors, effectively shutting down a plant. That does not stop the containmented food products that have already been shipped from being sold.

    The fact that the government can make a company recall slightly defective cribs that may accidentally kill 1 infant out of 1 million but cannot force a recall of food which can (and has) sickened and killed millions and hundreds is frightening. I want the FDA to have the power to force food producers to recall e-coli laced meat. Especially consider the type of e-coli out there. The kind that produces shiga toxins which literally liquefy your organs.

    But maybe you like Americans dying horrific and entirely preventable deaths eh turtle?

    Here's for thinking before you post. Try it sometime.

    And here's another example of you being as usual, wrong. Regulation prevents certain high tech weapons like the F-22 from being exported. This is a very good thing. It ensures American technological superiority on the battlefield.

    Molten is correct. We have too much in some places and too little in others. One example of too little was Gringrich and Clinton's repeal of the GSA which is directly responsible for the current recession.
    Last edited by obvious Child; 09-24-10 at 05:30 AM.
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    Re: Government intrusion

    Is someone going to add a poll?
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