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No such thing as a 'do-nothing' government


POSTED: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 7:51pm

UPDATED: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 10:58am

One day, right before Christmas, I almost spilled my coffee when I heard people, mainly uninformed journalists, complaining we had a "do-nothing congress."

In other words, the federal government was not doing enough.

I've said before, the founding fathers set up the government where it would be hard to pass legislation or make things more onerous for the American people.

Well, your government has been anything but "do nothing."

The Washington Examiner reports:

"The Obama administration made up for the lack of laws passed in Congress last year, issuing a whopping 3,659 rules regulations, crushing claims that Washington isn't doing anything. Only 65 public laws were signed by President Obama in 2013, meaning that his government issued an average of 56 new regulations for every one, a record high ratio, according to the annual analysis by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. The surge in regulations has led critics to charge that Congress is now a bystander to federal regulatory agencies."

Is that enough for you?

Also, the EPA wants to crack down, ever more, on wood burning stoves. Oh, they'll have a comment period and then they'll do what they want to do.

If you think people are not getting more distrustful of the government, now people are fighting back and not participating in programs in which off-duty police officers pull you over and start asking you questions and want to swab out your mouth.

USA TODAY reports many police agencies won't be involved in the voluntary program anymore because people are more and more suspicious of the government. And we don't even have time to talk about spying on your phone and e-mail.

That's my point of view what's, yours?

You can e-mail me at or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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Hey our govt. does PLENTY...for themselves.

One of the talking points liberals and progressives use is called the 'ad hominem' attack. It is where one attacks the other persons character, not the message. Instead of arguing the facts they throw out names.

Don, thank you for showing everyone what that is. With nothing to comment about you do your best to slur KETK with just such an attack. I'm surprised you didn't say,"yea and your momma to.".

Ketk is a "do nothing" news outlet that cuts and paste all of their reports from other news sources.

And we can thank the republicans and richard nixon for the EPA

From Benjamen Franklin to Theodore Roosevelt to even humorist like Will Rogers and Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens ) have all warned that nothing you own is safe as long as Congress is in session.

Add to that Congress routinely passes the buck and gives the Administration the power to make laws via 'regulation'. Hence the EPA spouts out thousands of regulations each year. So does the FDA and IRS.

Yes laws were made to be hard to pass, pass them they do, one way or another, many to our detriment.

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