You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

In the words of Rush Limbaugh, “You can’t make this stuff up”. Here are a number of the crazy rules and regulations that our government has foisted on the American public, courtesy of  The Limbaugh Letter, October 2011 issue.

Global Fabric Softening Alert

Dryer SheetsUniversity of Washington professor Anne Steinemann and research team has issued a report on the dire threat that dryer sheets can cause to mankind. According to this group of researchers dryer sheets “could” be emitting cancer-causing chemicals. According to a report the dryer sheets contain 25 volatile organic compounds, including 7 hazardous air pollutants. Of course, the research team never took into account that dryers are vented outside! Oh, and don’t stand next to the dryer vents when they’re venting. You just can’t make this stuff up!

How Hot Is It?

The Department of Labor’s OSHA division has recently spent an undisclosed amount of taxpayer money on a free smartphone app that helps workers know the temperature and humidity levels where they’re working. Doesn’t something like this exist already? Well, it does. Did they check the ITunes store and there are at least a dozen unpaid and paid apps. But why check there when you can spend the taxpayer’s money to create yet another one. After all its free money, right. You can’t make this stuff up!

Taking Care of…Shepherds?

The Department of Labor in a follow up to the Free Heat app has issued a complete list of regulations for the care and feeding of foreign shepherds. Here are some of the things that employers must provide to their imported shepherds and goatherders: individual sleeping accommodation, laundry facilities, cooking facilities, lighting requirements and food storage. In addition they are required to provide a free cell phone, satellite phone or radio transmitter, three meals a day, all travel costs and workers’ comp insurance. You can’t make this stuff up!

Free Lunch For EveryoneFree Lunch

Yes, there is a free lunch! In a pilot program in Detroit’s public school system, all 68,500 students will be given a free lunch. Every child whether they’re needy, middle class or wealthy will receive a free lunch at taxpayer expense. The reason: so the needy students aren’t singled out by being the only ones receiving free food. The Obama administration would like to see this program become a nationwide handout. Just one more way that the Feds are trying to take over America’s school and subvert local control of education. You can’t make this stuff up!