Regulations.gov is having a contest and paying a reward with taxpayer monies, but that is the least of the irony. The administration wants you to make a video to hype Obama's right, and the right of his regime, to make regulations. A video titled Rulemaking Matters! will pay the winner $2500 to tell America why government regulations are a good and necessary thing.
Remember when Congress refused to create law that declared carbon dioxide a pollutant, and the EPA just declared it so, with Obama's blessing. It didn't become law, it became a regulation. Of the declaration, The Heritage Foundation said "Cap and trade, a climate treaty and EPA regulations are the three ugly step-sisters of climate policy. Since ClimateGate, we now know, without a doubt, what we suspected all along, that human-induced climate change is a lie.
You'll hear in this instructional video that Congress should make the laws (yes, they should, as well as deciding not to make a law - certainly just as valid), but the video says that the "regulators will then decide how the law works. If you watch Glenn Beck, you know he says Cass Sunstein, The Regulatory Czar, is the most dangerous man in American because he can regulate about anything and everything, as he pleases.
Federal agencies develop and issue hundreds of rules and regulations every year to implement statutes written by Congress. Almost every aspect of an individual’s life is touched by federal regulations....With a short 60 to 90 second video, citizens should capture public imagination and use creativity, artistic expression and innovation to explain why regulations are important to everyone,...Over at regulations.com you can access some 106,055 "Public Submissions" - suggestions of proposed regulations. It will warm your heart to see just how engaged the public is in regulating you and yours.
So, as MensNewsDaily says, we will have a plethora of "Rulemaking Matters" videos posted to YouTube that don't have a chance of winning, but will be propaganda. The Left-wing blogs will have enough propaganda and homage to Cass Sunstein and Climate Change to get them to Fall, and we will all be clear about just how necessary regulations are to the happiness and well being of Barack Obama et al.