I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.- Thomas Jefferson.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

I've seen a lot of proposals floating around as to how to fix the govt, cut spending, reduce regulatory burdens on small businesses, etc.

I have an idea, actually 2. I think most people agree that there are too many laws and regulations from the federal govt. Congress spends way to much time piling on new laws/regulations, I'd like to see more trimming.  The old saying "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" is ridiculous.  No-one, not even lawyers or congressman can possibly commit all laws to memory.

1. Henceforth, every new law or regulation has an expiration date (5 years, 10 years, doesn't really matter what the exact number is), after which time congress may re-vote or let expire.

2. After the above law is passed, a second law that any new law/regulation passed must be accompanied by removing/repealing 2 older laws/regulations that no longer make sense or are less important than whatever new law is being proposed.
Have the same apply to executive orders
At some point in the future, when the list becomes more manageable, proposal #1 will allow proposal #2 to expire.

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