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“My tax dollars are being used to crush me”

By on 9.7.10 | 2:15PM

No, the Gulf Coast does not have a monopoly on green policies being used to steal your freedom and bankrupt you -- to coin a phrase -- but is only (for now) the latest example. Watch this.

As gut-wrenching as this is it is actually a very common tale, or at least the elements are present in every hare-brained consequence I have encountered in two decades of the vague, sweeping "environmental protection" regimes which have flowed from Washington, enacted in the name of salvation though -- as the narrator here asks -- it makes you wonder what's really going on. I no longer wonder; I yell it from the rooftops.

When such extremism dominates, the typical response is ultimately a countervailing extremism. America is different. Sadly, however, we do tend to simply allow the casualties mount from policies that, after all, we're assured were adopted with the best of intentions. Even were that true, so what? Look at what you are doing, to people. Surely there's a middle ground.

Remember how our lawmakers spend their days, and the shrill groups they kowtow to. And think about what they need to actually spend their time working to fix.

Seen enough yet?

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