Friday, July 14, 2017

Government Regulation

I was talking to my RN wife the other day.   I asked her how much time she spends simply complying with government regulation (either state or federal), as opposed to simply caring for patients.  She told me, after due consideration, that she spends over half her time making sure that the regulations are satisfied.

Think of that.  A registered nurse spends over half of his or her time simply complying with regulations.

Government is pernicious in our daily lives and it expanded greatly during the Obama years.  The video below highlights one such set of regulations in the New England fishing industry, and industry older than the government itself.  It seems that the government requires something called an "at-sea monitor" to be on the fishing boats to make sure that regulations are followed, and the fishermen pay for the privilege of  having the government watch over them.    This regulation threatens to put many small fishermen out of business.  This four-minute video explains:

The government reaches into every facet of our lives.  It is time to put an end to this type of interference into the lives of Americans.

So, each of you, ask yourself; how much time to you spend in your workaday world, simply complying with government regulation?  I think that the answer might surprise you.

1 comment:

Judy said...

That was basically my job when I worked in aircraft manufacturing. Making sure the documentation of how the part/assembly was built, was correct to the last stamp, color of ink used was right in the place it was used, no white-out and the serial numbers on the parts matched the paperwork that the parts were traveling with. The plane wasn't finished until the paperwork equaled the weight of the aircraft.

But, yes, government in some places has become too invasive. RN don't do nursing anymore; they are glorified records clerks these days. Come to think of it, doctors don't treat the person any more either. They have their noses stuck in a laptop/tablet instead of making eye contact with their patient.