But the red tape is so pretty on the presents!

Yesterday our Orange Overlord made a big goofy fuss over a photo op proclaiming he was going to cut regulations even more than he had originally promised… Never you mind that Dirty Donnie is practically the poster child for why we have so many regulations in the first place. Various gummint regs exist because we damn well know that people (and especially mega-corporations!) will NEVER police themselves. The abuses of the industry up to the Roaring 20s are what lead to establishing a Food & Drug Administration (FDA) among other regulatory bodies. “Caveat emptor” (“let the buyer beware”) is hardly a healthy way to live.

But Donnie Doublescoops, the consumer of 12 Diet Cokes daily, the consumer of TWO Big Macs, TWO Fish Fillets, and chocolate shake for a typical lunch order, he whines like so many greedmongers in industry that regulations impede progress and business. Tell that to the coal miners and child laborers, you soulless demon. But, hey, Soylent Green is people, so why should us great unwashed care that our big business types want to use us to lube their machines?

Who needs red tape? Food poisoning and black lung and missing fingers and factory fire deaths are all the price of freedom, right?

John Pierce
Starving cartoonist sans portfolio. Native Angeleno but I'll be mellow when I dead (thanks, Al Yankovic). I live to bully bullies!