Moratorium on federal regulation
I would like to discuss a moratorium on federal regulation.
People familiar with politics in the United States are probably aware that John Boehner recently suggested a 1 year moratorium on new federal regulation except under emergency circumstances.
Most of the Democratic discussion on this idea just completely ignores the issue entirely and just dismisses it as being crazy.
However, (at least at a very basic level) decreasing regulation makes sense in times in which we have a bad economy because regulations cause inefficiencies and possible future regulations cause market uncertainties. So, it seems to me like people should at least give it a second of thought before immediately dismissing the idea.
So, what do members of this forum think? Is it a good idea or a bad idea, and why do you feel that way?
I don't understand why the Christians I meet find it so confusing that I care about the fact that they are wasting huge amounts of time and resources playing with their imaginary friend. Even non-confrontational religion hurts atheists because we live in a society which is constantly wasting resources and rejecting rational thinking.