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Insane regulations within the state of Florida are hampering citizens from returning to their lives

Insane regulations within the state of Florida are hampering citizens from returning to their lives

Almost everyone, including the biased media gave the Trump administration high grades for the Federal government’s efforts in aiding people during Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma.  But sadly the same cannot be said for the state of Florida as years of insane regulatory statutes are making people returning to their homes a living hell.

In fact there are two laws in particular which are severely hindering the rebuilding of neighborhoods that makes one wonder if the politicians and civil servants in Florida even care the devastation their citizens have had to deal with over the past few weeks.

Floridians cannot use their own solar energy even if they own the panels.

One of the talked about examples of how bad policy is making things worse for Florida families are a variety of government policies that discourages the use of solar power in the Sunshine State. Government policy dictates that Floridians are required to be connected to the central power grid, even if they have enough solar panels installed to power their entire house. Because of this requirement, a family stuck in areas without power with solar panels installed cannot use them now because doing so could endanger workers trying to restore power for their neighbors. Once again government’s desire for centralized control has unintended consequences. – Mises.org

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Floridians are being fined for damage done to their homes by the natural disaster that was Hurricane Irma.

In what can only be described as the most insane use of regulatory power in the history of American governance, Dade County is sending out officials to fine anyone for zoning violations who’s home were battered or destroyed due to the effects of Hurricane Irma.

Celso Perez told local WSVN-TV that he, his family, and his neighbors were starting to clear fallen trees from the streets after the storm passed through at nine in the morning on Monday. Hours later, in the afternoon, Perez got a visit from the county.

“And we thought he was here to help us or offer some type of assistance with the trees, maybe he was going to bring us ice or something,” Perez told WSVN. Instead, the official slapped a safety notice on the only part of Perez’s fence still standing.

“I laughed,” he said. “I thought he was kidding. ‘You are kidding right? We just had a hurricane six hours ago.’ ‘No, I’m not kidding. I have to cite you for this.’ I just laughed. OK, whatever; knock yourself out!”

But Perez stopped laughing when the official told him he would be writing up a report and would be back to check on the property. Perez told WSVN that the man said he’d “have to write me a fine” if the fence wasn’t up to code by then. – The Anti-media

If state, Federal, and local governments feel they have the right to impose unlawful demands on citizens during times of crisis, then it should be more than obvious that these same agencies should suspend statutes and rules for a given amount of time to allow people who have just lost everything the chance to rebuild and bring their property back to working order.  But such is the way of government in America, where politicians see disasters as the means for a photo opportunity, and where citizens are nothing more than tax slaves dedicated towards fueling the corrupt agendas of elected officials.

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for The Daily EconomistSecretsofthefed.comRoguemoney.net, and Viral Liberty, and hosts the popular youtube podcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.


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