11 Oct '11, 8pm

GOP Vows to End Nonexistent Farm Dust Regulations

No, the EPA does not currently regulate farm dust, nor does it have any plans on doing so. Why then, would anyone insist upon creating an amendment to prohibit a nonexistent activity? Oh, that's right! Cheap, calculating political gain! See, the GOP is reeeeeeeally trying to push this 'EPA is the destroyer of jobs and all things' narrative, and to get Midwestern voters sufficiently freaked out about the invasion of Big Government, they've taken to convincing folks that their dust is about to fall under federal scrutiny. Which is nonsense. So why would anyone believe it? Because of our perpetually irresponsible media, of course! Check out the opening to this Politico story : "A Republican amendment targeting the Environmental Protection Agency's nonexistent farm dust regulations laid the groundwork for a surprising, and possibly precedent-setting, parliamentary maneuver fro...

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