Wednesday, May 11, 2016

it's the micromanagement of the nanny bureaucrats that annoy folks

When I was growing up, there was a phrase: "You don't have to make a federal case of it". That was said when someone overreacted to trivial things.

The implications was the the feds only got involved in major crimes: Mafia, spies, kidnapping.

Now the federal bureaucrats poke their noses into all sorts of things from what I read.

And for docs, it mean instead of a simple page summarizing what you saw, now you have to fill out all sorts of questions, while he or she sits there with a computer to tick yes or no according the the government offical list of symptoms/complaints (not to listen to you when tell  the doc what you are really worried about).

In Europe, a lot of the smouldering anger is directed at EU bureaucrats.

so the UKTelegraph has this headline:

EU to launch kettle and toaster crackdown after Brexit vote

yes they want to ban "high powered" or "inefficient" toasters and electric tea kettles...but are delaying the enforcement for fear it will make the Brits mad enough to vote for a Brexit.

What did that saying go? First they came for your electric hairdrier, then they came for your toaster....

Luckily here in the Philippines, we don't have such problems.
Our problem is to find a product that was made in China that doesn't fall apart in three months because of shoddy workmanship.

(which is why the middle class goes to high end stores and buys stuff made in Korea or Japan or the US)>

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