The EPA is Now Going After Farmers

Boy, is anything safe from the tentacles of Obama and his radical bureaucrats? Now they’re going after farmers who put milk on our tables. The EPA is literally turning the old mantra “don’t cry over spilled milk” into policy!

In a classic example of this process, the EPA has decided that, since milk contains oil, it has the authority to force farmers to comply with new regulations to file “emergency management” plans to show how they will cope with spilled milk, how farmers will train “first responders” and build “containment facilities” if there is a flood of spilled milk.

Since there is no free lunch, all of this is going to cost the farmers both money and time that could be going into farming.

It is going to cost the taxpayers money since the EPA is going to have to hire people to inspect farms, inspect farmers’ reports and prosecute farmers who don’t jump through all the right hoops in the right order. All of this will be “creating jobs,” even if the tax money removed from the private sector correspondingly reduces the jobs that can be created there.

And what’s this new policy going to do to the price of milk?

Good grief, what will they think of next?

Via Sentry Journal

Update: That Mr. Guy’s Blog linked – thanks, Mike!