Saturday, May 15, 2010

Letting the bed bugs bite

A recent post of mine over on the Blog at Mises.org:









Letting the bed bugs bite
Jim Fedako

Who would let the bed bugs bite? The feds of course.

If you are looking for a reason to support the Tenth Amendment movement, turn a bedsheet or two in Ohio.

Seems the EPA no longer allows the pesticide Propoxur to be sold for home use. Why?

Is Propoxur unsafe? Hardly, Propoxur is "a decades-old pesticide that many see as the best, and cheapest, way to stop the voracious bugs."

What changed? According to Andrew Christman, owner of the Ohio Exterminating Co. and president of the Ohio Pest Management Association, "Propoxur had long been labeled for use in homes. It lost that status last year because the manufacturer had declined to pay to re-test and re-register the product."

So the manufacturer decides that the cost for federal testing and registration is too high and now "[m]any low-income families and elderly residents repeatedly suffer from bites because they cannot afford extermination, which generally costs between $200 and $500 per application."

Remind me, who does government benefit?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Non-profit Panera? What do you think: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37213165/ns/business-consumer_news

....How about that Rand Paul? Good stuff. Arlen Specter losing is also a welcomed change.

Anonymous said...

Now, let's face it--if this guy used "W" as the example for this lesson he would have been given the certification "Master Teacher".

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/05/jefferson_county_geometry_teac.html

Anonymous said...

good article in the NYTs about misuse of overtime by police union members to drive up retirement, with a bunch of retirees aged 40 and under who make > $100,000.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/21/business/economy/21pension.html?pagewanted=3

database that shows nearly 4,000 teachers and other union retirees who make > $100,000 in annual retirement. Unbelievable.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/05/15/business/pension.html