Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Latest RINO Meme . . .

An interesting juxtaposition of subject matter yesterday from the Republican camp . . .

First this post on Facebook from our own Congressman Hanna . . .
"Today my House Committee on Small Business subcommittee examined the impact of occupational licensing laws on business startups and the economy overall. 
For many workers and would-be entrepreneurs, licensing requirements are presenting a barrier to economic opportunity."
This was soon followed by this video from Sen. Marco Rubio on CNBC Squawkbox . . .
Both Hanna and Rubio talk about the need to get rid of burdensome regulations to foster entrepreneurship . . . and who could disagree with that? We have all seen how New York State's heavy handedness (along with high taxes) has driven out our Upstate manufacturing base over the years . . . but there seems to be something more going on here . . .

A day earlier Rep. Hanna posted a link to a video of an entrepreneur being arrested for braiding hair. It would seem to most people like a pretty outrageous situation that needs fixing. But then one has to stop and think:  Occupational licensing (such as in the cosmetology area) is generally a STATE responsibility, not one of the Federal Government.  Should it not be the STATE's responsibility to clean up its own overly burdensome regulations?

The Rubio post also seems to be targeted at STATE regulations.

While it is a valid point that States must not unduly impede interstate commerce with their own regulations, there is already a mechanism for dealing with that:  The Federal Court System.

States have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of their citizens. And, yes, some states may use their regulatory powers to protect their own resident businesses. . . . but that may be protecting small businesses.

What the RINOs seem to be doing, under the guise of protecting "small" businesses, is setting things up to have the Federal Government supplant or regulate State and local regulations on business. . . . which would favor BIG (national and multinational) businesses.

Rep. Hanna and Sen. Rubio both seem to suggest that we need increased Federal involvement in our lives.   The "one-size-fits-all" "top-down" approach is contrary to our Founding Fathers' concept of a Limited Federal Government . . . and usually hurts the average citizen.

If States want to mess themselves up with regulations, so be it . . .

We do not need the Federal government -- the level furthest from its citizens -- becoming more powerful to "fix" things.  

2 comments:

Greens and Beans said...

Part I of the “New World Order.” It is the beginning of the end of our freedom. This federal government trampling of states’ rights should alarm us all. The federal government is in the process of seizing centralized control over all smaller governments essentially emulating the old soviet socialist system. The sad part is that the very people we elect to look out for our best interest, is helping them usher in a federal takeover as a bloodless coup d'├ętat. Who would have thought that our Astronauts would need to hitch a ride to the space station on a Russian missile because our government has defunded the space program essentially disemboweling NASA? Here in New York State, the Governor has embarked on a mission to consolidate smaller municipal governments into larger more central controllable ones. New York has already accomplished this very scenario with controlling the school district governments. The state reined unfunded mandates upon the school districts as a power grab weapon to later fund them to force the districts dependency upon the state. In most cases, New York State now funds approximately 90% of school district finances via revenue sharing

Anonymous said...

Most of what Hanna has said for years relates to NY State. I have often wondered why he did not run for state office. Perhaps he can take Tenney's seat.