Are Republicans crazy for wanting to expressly EPA from regulating farm dust?
Jarret Stepman writes in Human Events:
Rep. Ed Markey (D.-Mass.) compared [the House GOP bill to bar EPA from regulating farm dust] to an Internet hoax spread to gin up anger about a fake e-mail tax increase, and then compared it to a bill regulating fairy dust.
“Just like the e-mail tax hoax, there is no plan to regulate farm dust any more than there is to regulate fairy dust. There is no attempt to accomplish that goal,” said Markey.
Although Democrats insisted that the bill was just a fantasy based on trumped-up, imaginary regulation, backers of the bill said otherwise.
Rep. John Shimkus (R.-Ill.) asked [Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.)], who was on the panel of witnesses, “How many agricultural groups are in support of this bill?”
Noem answered, “Over 100.”
Shimkus then said, “Are they just crazy? They have nothing else to worry about but just the EPA?”