Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How bureaucrats operate

Ever get the impression that bureaucrats just sit around dreaming up new rules and regulations to impose on people? If so, well, you're right:
Cigarette packages and alcoholic beverages carry labels warning that they may be hazardous to your health. Should cellphones come with them, too?

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood proposed the idea Tuesday at a conference he convened in Washington to address the issue he has made his pet passion: distracted driving.

The labels would warn that using a cellphone while driving is dangerous.

"That's something I just thought of while I was sitting there," LaHood said when the group broke for lunch. "It's just common sense to me. I'm going to talk to the [cellphone] industry about it."
The apparent logic being that people are too stupid to be left to their own devices. Good thing they have Uncle LaHood looking after them.

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