For gun appreciation day (1/19), the following sign will hit 2 birds with 1 stone –
BACKGROUND CHECK OBAMA!
How dare he demand background-check on us when his background was NEVER checked!
They don’t want to background-check obama, then they cannot background check We the people!
Feds Tell You How to Decorate Your Christmas Tree
FoxNation.com ^ | Dec 13 | AP
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 3:28:41 PM by JesseWatters
‘Tis the season for dancing sugarplums, goodwill toward all — and sometimes emergency-room trips for holiday decorating injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that injuries involving falls from ladders while stringing lights, cuts from broken glass ornaments and other decorating activities are on the rise. The agency also reminded people that those twinkling Christmas trees can erupt into flames in a matter of seconds if they come in contact with an open flame. “A well-watered tree, carefully placed candles, and carefully checked holiday light sets will help prevent the joy of the holidays from turning into a trip to the emergency room or the loss of your home,” said Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum.
President Obama’s speech this past week should have been labeled, “Believe what I say, not what I do.” All too much of the speech was devoid of reality. At one point he said, “And I agree there are some rules and regulations that put an unnecessary burden on businesses at a time when they can least afford it. That’s why I ordered a review of all government regulations. So far, we’ve identified over 500 reforms, which will save billions of dollars over the next few years.”
The reality is far different. There are thousands of new regulations that have either been implemented or are under consideration that have’nt been subject to meaningful or rigorous cost-benefit analyses.
Obama may have ordered the folks in his administration to do real cost-benefit analyses, but the fact is that those who are in charge of actually doing them frequently fail to do so. On Thursday, Nancy A. Nord, a commissioner and former chairman of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), wrote a letter to Cass R. Sunstein, Mr. Obama’s regulatory czar, in which, referring to the current chairman of the CPSC, she said, “While the chairman’s letter would have you believe that we are enthusiastically implementing the president’s executive order, such is not the case. With a proper analysis, this agency can construct rules that advance safety without undue economic impacts and without delay. That result requires efforts on our part but unfortunately, the majority here has shown no interest in making those efforts.”
It is not just the CPSC that is failing to do proper cost-benefit analysis and issue regulations in a clear and understandable way – this is equally true of the banking, health care, environmental and energy regulators. Millions of Americans are without jobs solely because of regulatory incompetence or worse.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com …