Under new regulations issued by the Labor Department on foreign workers who work as sheep and goat herders in the US, the temporary workers will have employer paid cell phones and the following:
- separate bedrooms
- fire resistant wall coverings in cooking areas
- clean comfortable beds
For anyone that suggests that these things are reasonable, the question looms “According to whom?” If employers can be told what type and quality of housing, what comes next? We can only imagine. The cost of new regulations is jobs.
Excerpted from Human Events:
Under the Obama Administration, the nanny state has imposed 75 new major regulations with annual costs of $38 billion.“This captures what is wrong with government,” Katz said. “I could not have made this up.” With unemployment holding steady at 9% and government regulations adding more burden to small businesses, such as those run by ranching families, Katz said, bureaucrats aren’t helping. “Instead of remedying the problem, the regulations make it that much harder,” Katz insisted. “We may need a whole set of regulations just to define what a comfortable bed is. I imagine it’s not straw.”