If you read enough of my posts you understand I'm not afraid of government regulations. What has always annoyed me are folks who complain about taxes or big government then go use the power of Uncle Sam to enforce their religion, keep their neighbors from putting the wrong color siding on their own house, or call for the government to come help them out. Recently a poor friend of mine has been renting a room in a condo in Vegas for some time. Its a decently upscale place. Today her car which was not licensed correctly was impounded by the home owner's association. In this case the upstanding better off than average folks are using the power of Uncle Sam to remove an Infiniti w/o 2009 tags from their parking lot because either: 1 letting unlicensed cars sit in the lot lowers the property value. 2 undesirable poor folks are more likely to drive unlicensed cars 3 the hoa has a need to enforce Nevada law Back in St. Louis closer to home I can't help but notice whenever there is a wind storm suburban and even semi-suburban folks take their fallen limbs and put them on the street corner for the city to come by and pick up. Wow, what helpless folks waiting for big government to save them. Not to mention the folks who move out to New Town and then enact rules concerning what kind of lawn equipment can be used. Rant over. I really understand the motivation behind all forms of political ideas. Different ppl can honestly feel both government spending and lower taxes can help the economy. All I ask for is consistency though.