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Your Opinion: Federal government ironies

January 12, 2022 at 3:50 a.m.

Howard Shotts


Dear Editor:

When it comes to irony, there is no better place to find it than in our present federal government, a seemingly unending source of saying one thing with the opposite occurring. For example, on the first day of the current administration, to make life better for all Americans they shut down a critical oil pipeline, stopped fracking and refused to issue any more oil exploration rights. Oil prices shot up increasing costs to all those they were "helping," and then the administration seemingly could not understand why there were additional inflation pressures on them.

Or there is the ignoring of our laws regarding immigrating into America by allowing anyone and everyone who wants to cross the border to do so with whatever they are carrying. For many, it is illegal drugs, especially illegally manufactured fentanyl, and the administration is at a loss as to why we have a large spike in deaths of our young caused by fentanyl.

Then there is the supply-chain problem in an administration who has never run across a regulation they did not like, especially on trucks and their drivers, and then have not a clue why we have a trucking and driver shortage. And my personal favorite, the Department of Agriculture toots its horn over the fact that they are distributing food to some 46 million people, the most ever. Meanwhile, National Park Service puts up signs saying, "Please Do Not Feed the Animals," and why you might ask? Well, because the animals grow dependent and stop searching for their own food.

You don't even have to make this stuff up as the totally self-unaware write it for you.

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