My daughter has started drinking skim milk, which means the rest of us have to check the label to make sure we get the right jug from the fridge. Imagine if we looked at the label and it read “Non-Grade ‘A’ Milk Product, Natural Milk Vitamins Removed.” It turns out that if you make skim milk by skimming off the cream, the government says you can’t call it skim milk.
The original Affordable Care Act was only 2700 pages. So far, the various executive agencies have published 20,000 more pages of regulation to implement the act. So far. Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell’s office tweeted a picture that illustrates how the ACA is like an iceberg.
The part above water, is the law itself, and the regulations are the part underwater. Only the tip was voted on by our elected representatives in Washington.
If you have problems with our government, as I do, and its misguided (“bone-headed”) mismanagement of the economy, remember it could be worse. You could live in Europe:
The European Agriculture Committee approved 2 million euros (£1.7 million) for research into homeopathic medicines or â€˜phytotherapyâ€™ for farm animals.
Try topping that, Washington!