Turn on any TV and you will see our friends from the right say that we have too much regulation. Never saying exactly where the too much regulation is, and pretending that the Wall St. meltdown due to lax regulation never happened. Well recently, under this heavy burden of job killing regulation the republicans decided to take the time to address the most important one. Snakes.
Giant pythons in the Everglades are the latest focal point in the Hill’s partisan squabble over federal regulations that House Republicans say are squeezing the nation’s job growth.
At issue is a proposed rule from the Interior Department that would designate the Burmese python and eight other snake species as “injurious,” which would make it illegal to import them or transport them across state lines.
The ban has been a pet cause of Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, who called for Interior to take action based on estimates that 100,000 or more pythons are dwelling in the Everglades, where scientists say they feast on herons, egrets and other native species.
Yes keeping non native snakes out of the Everglades so more things like this are not a regular sight, is what is choking the economy. In typical fashion, the republicans are ignoring the experts:
But Everglades National Park spokeswoman Linda Friar said in an interview that the python problem is real.
“We’re extremely concerned,” she said. “The real turning point was when we saw that they started to breed in this habitat.”
Friar added that the proposed federal rules would help deal with the threat, which some scientists blame on pets whose owners released them after becoming unable or unwilling to continue caring for the animals.
Instead working to overturn a positive gain for the people of this country simply because it was the idea of a democrat, consequences be dammed. Could Michele Bachmann be Dolores Umbridge in disguise? Is the republican leadership taking orders from Lord Voldemort instead of ALEC like we thought? Those are all questions that need to be answered. As of now the only thing we know for sure is that Paul Ryan is a snake!
PS: Nomination for understatement of the year:
“With all due respect to our witnesses from the Association of Reptile Keepers, repealing a so-called job-killing regulation to allow more pythons, boa constrictors and anacondas into the United States is not the kind of bold, bipartisan solution Americans are looking for to help the economy,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member of the oversight panel.