Thursday, March 17, 2011

Obama orders inspection of nuclear power plants

President Obama today ordered the inspection of all U.S. nuclear power plants.

A 9.0 earthquake--one of the largest in recorded history--followed by a tsunami, hits a nuclear power plant that is located right on the Pacific Coast in Japan, and our government's knee-jerk reaction is to spend all kinds of money inspecting nuclear power plants in places like Minnesota which are not in an earthquake zone and are a thousand miles from the nearest ocean!

Excuse my cynicism, but I'm convinced that this is not about public safety. It is so the politicians can say, "We responded." "We took action."

Meanwhile, the taxpayers are stuck paying for the expensive inspections and ensuing costly and everlasting regulations. This is how government works.

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