During U.S. President Barak Obama’s bus tour through rural America, a common theme of overregulation has been brought to the president’s attention. The president was confronted by farmers and ranchers worried about the excess of burdensome, costly and scientifically unfounded regulations. President Obama advised the audience Wed., Aug. 16, 2011, in Atkinson, Ill., not to believe everything they hear and blamed lobbyists for getting “all ginned up.
The president went as far as calling some rumors of regulations “frankly unfounded,” without specifically addressing any regulations or the administration’s regulatory review promised earlier this year.
Foglesong said the tour across rural America was not a listening session. In fact, he says the president dismissed legitimate concerns of this administration regulating farmers and ranchers out of business