15 Sep '11, 5pm

GOP says ban on invasive snakes is ‘job killer’

GOP says ban on invasive snakes is ‘job killer’

The Obama administration wants to strangle job growth in America like some kind of giant, prosperity-choking python, mostly by banning the importation of said pythons, says a new GOP report. In a new report entitled "Broken Government: How the Administrative State has Broken President Obama's Promise of Regulatory Reform," GOP members cited the proposed snake ban as one of seven examples of red tape choking off job growth in an already ailing economy. After all, the snake-importation industry bears the U.S. economy on its shoulders. As go snake importers, so goes the country, right? Everyone knows that. Here's the irony: on the same day the GOP objections to restrictions on snake transport came to light, along comes a reminder of why it's probably not a good idea to allow the pet trade to ship invasives willy-nilly all over the country: There are now more invasive species ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-09-15-gop-says-ban-on-inva...

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