Looking for clarification with a RP issueSubmitted by TheoryUS on Fri, 11/02/2007 - 23:35
I need some help on one of RP's issues that I'm struggling with. I would imagine it's due to my own lack of
knowledge on government and economics and therefore I'm asking for a hand. I have the basic concepts of subsidies,
competition and so forth. I can certainly understand the benefits of competition and how subsidies hurt the economy.
Where I struggle is regulations.
I believe he wants to remove all government regulations. Is this correct or is he just wanting to scale it back?
I have been in construction since I was 18 yrs old. I have seen first hand what companies do to try and
get around OSHA requirements. It seems to be all in the name of money, profit, and/or to save time
which points to the first two. So what I'm questioning is that if the Gov. (even if a really small part of it)
isn't keeping an eye on things can we trust businesses to do the right thing any more than the gov.? I understand the ideas of
private property and not polluting your neighbors etc. and I'm 100% with that aspect of self regulation.
Where I have trouble I think is accountability of self regulation. Where is the checks and balances in self regulation?
If material I'm using to build something is dangerous (asbestos for example) who will make sure that it gets detected and removed?
I actually hadn't thought of this until I was trying to introduce RP to one of my long time friends and co-worker
and when we came upon this issue he stumped me. That and he heard RP say he would get rid of SS
which his parents need atm. I know of the transition period myself but I think it was enough to lose my friends vote.
Just as a heads up I am fully supporting RP. I'm only struggling with 1 issue and have just recieved my
FL. Rep. Voters Registration Card in the mail. I will be voting for the first time in my 32 yrs.
I'm not against this I'm just looking for information so i can better understand exactly how the system works.