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Old Jul 13th 2011, 11:02 PM
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Default Re: Mandatory recycling?

Originally Posted by Michael View Post
My comment was facetious/satirical about the inherent difficulty of enacting good public policy solutions in US political conditions. Many good quality solutions get rejected out of hand (or are impossible to advance) simply because they give the appearance of 'the government regulating garbage' and thus get politically rejected.

Not much different than healthcare where the AHA has been trashed politically because it appears to look like 'government regulated healthcare' and thus is politically unpopular regardless of policy merit.
Yes, I agree. That sort of "fascism" is much more palatable on the local level. Like ordinances about noise, and cutting your lawn, and what your new construction has to look like, etc.
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