Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Can we get this on the Federal Level??

From Balko at Reason (ht AdviceGoddess), in Kansas, a gubernatorial candidate wants to have an "Office of the Repealer" who goes through agencies, regulations and rules.  This is met with quiet condescension from the New York Times who can't imagine why those quaint fly-over people would want to get stuff off of the books and clean their regulatory house.  For me, I think it's just a good practice.  I also think that in order to avoid the pork barrel politics that have led this country to financial ruin, that every budget should be a zero-sum with every tax-payer dime wanted for every federal, state, and local program and position having to be justified at least once every five years.


DirtCrashr said...

It's the only thing that might save California, we need it on steroids.

Midwest Chick said...

Agreed--it's California's bureaucracy that's bankrupting the state. Imagine if each agency actually had to justify in words their existence and have it make sense to a regular person.