God, they never stop. Not only do they keep ratcheting up the control . . .
The Food and Drug Administration is planning an unprecedented effort to gradually reduce the salt consumed each day by Americans, saying that less sodium in everything from soup to nuts would prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease. The initiative, to be launched this year, would eventually lead to the first legal limits on the amount of salt allowed in food products.
. . . but now they actually want us to cheer them on:
President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging the public to create video advertisements that explain why federal regulations are "important to everyone."
The contest, which ends May 17, will award $2,500 to the makers of the video that best explains why federal regulations are good and how ordinary citizens can become more involved in making regulations. The videos must be posted on YouTube and can be no more than 60-90 seconds in length.
The videos must include the slogan "Let you voice be heard" and must direct viewers to the government's regulatory webise, www.regulations.gov . Now, there's a depressing site, home for the "nearly 8,000 regulations per year" issued by federal agencies and departments.