Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Permit us to wax philosophic about transcendent topics

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  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    July 7, 2013 3:18 a.m.

    Mr. Webb, in what sense is Washington "in the way"? By regulating food and drugs so that corporate interests don't poison us? By protecting our nation from terror and aggression? By regulating our air and water so we don't choke to death because the oil companies have to make an obscene profit this quarter? By regulating insurance companies so they can't cheat too much? By scrutinizing banks so they don't steal everything we have? If businessmen could put aside their overweening greed and become good citizens, we wouldn't need economic regulation. Personally, I am glad Washington is "in the way" of those interests that would pillage us if allowed to do so.