Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up

This is why I check out the daily Federal Register only once every six months or so. It's addictive.

At 475 pages, today's robust Register contains two Presidential Documents: One about how Sudan continues to be an "unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United Statesand the second establishing BusinessUSA (yes, a WikiWord - so hip!) to assist small businesses and exporters, because "those businesses help drive economic growth and have the most to gain from Federal assistance.
If we are to thrive in the global economy, and make America the best place on Earth to do business, we need to equip our Government with the tools necessary to support innovation and job growth in the 21st century.
BusinessUSA, a common, open, online platform and web service with dedicated resources that will, as a first step, disseminate core information regarding the Federal Government's programs and services relevant to small businesses and exporters. [emphasis mine]

So his answer to getting through the morass of red tape is . . . more bureaucracy? Yup. More telling, however, is that the President considers small businesses and exporters customers of the government's service industry: "If the private sector can allow consumers to customize interactions so that they receive only the information they want, in the form they want it, so can the Federal Government."

Again, for the strong of stomach, it's a must read. 

Further, if you are so inclined to look, you will find the Final Rule implementing section 3022 of the Affordable Care Act. It's also a must read - if you have four months to decipher it. 

1 comment:

kelleyn said...

My head is still reeling from "equip our Government with the tools necessary to support innovation." Not only does innovation come from government; that same government, in true Marxist fashion, must be conditioned by the tools before it can produce what, on the premise of this entire assertion, has already been producing, except hasn't.... If you had any rationality left before you started a political career, this would kill it.