We all remember the ridiculous quote by Nancy Pelosi concerning Obamacare…and if you don’t, it doesn’t matter because you can now live it.
The other day while on his magical bus tour President Obama basically told a farmer the same thing.
The farmer was concerned about overregulation. The President suggested the farmer was speaking off of ginned up stories out there concerning regulation and asked him specifically about a piece of regulation. The farmer mentioned the dust regulation from the EPA that is being considered.
Obama suggested his fears were unfounded and to “don’t believe everything you hear” and to give the USDA a call.
Luckily someone did. Read here for the hilarious 2 day resulting runaround.
In the meantime, should a farmer wait around until laws are passed to read bills that will seriously affect him and his community or should he stand up and complain BEFORE the law is passed?
Lawmakers from both parties also have been complaining about the reach of EPA farming regulations. In a recent manifestation, Richard Lugar, a senior Republican Senator from Indiana, sent EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson a letter pleading for “common-sense” on dust regulations.
But technically, EPA can’t use common sense if it clashes with science, as their assessments are required to be purely scientific and mindless of ramifications, said John Walke, clean air director at the National Resources Defense Council.
“The EPA doesn’t care where the pollution is coming from, and our lungs don’t care,” he said.
EPA will issue final proposed standards in late fall and at least until then, “it is too soon in the process to know” how EPA will enforce them, spokeswoman Cathy Milbourn said.
Until the bill is passed we won’t know how it’s enforced…so relax?