Thursday, July 30, 2009

How legislation works

Hunter posted a wonderful satire on Wednesday titled "The Senate Finance Committee Regulates Lead Paint ."

Here's a tidbit. We may as well have a giggle amid all this, though it's the kind that underscores the grave malfeasance going on.
Senator: "Golly, Mr. Lobbyist, people are really pissed off with your lead-based paint. We're thinking we're going to have to regulate it to remove the lead, or at least reduce the amount of lead in it or something."

Lobbyist: "Well, you could do that... but that would interfere with the free market."

Senator: "Good point. Well, we're all about being fair to the marketplace here. What do you propose we do instead?"

Lobbyist: "Well, hmm. For starters, I think it should be a law that everyone must buy lead paint every year."
--the BB

1 comment:

Ellie Finlay said...

Oh my. That is so snarky. And so very appropriate.