Posted by Herb7734 5 years, 5 months ago to Government
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Let us say that Senator verybright comes up with a new idea for a law.but other senators want to get their name on it as well So, they add complications and procedures to it and for every additional complication more workers are needed in order to oversee that particular addition. So, what started out as a simple straight forward idea, has become a complex, cumbersom lawspeak jumble. We have all seen this happen many times, it is called "The Peter Principle" an idea that started as a joke, but turned out to be a useful tool in sorting through the rules and regulations attatched to most significant documents. "Work tends to expand in order to fill the space available for it." It illustrates why some perfectly good ideas never get implemented, it makes a simple concept look more grandeloquent. Load it up with lots of rules and procedures and it may look more impressive. But just like asmall open wound, once it becomes infected it can turn into a deadly thing with the possibility of killing the host. Too much bacteria.That is why a law, 200 pages long could be, and should be less than 50 pages long.
ASSOCIATES SHOULD ALWAYS CLOSE THE DOOR< OR SWEEP THE FLOOR IF THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT FOR TIDINESS. BUT MUST BE MADE SAFE FOR ALL TO WALK ON. This was a sign we put up on the wall of the cafeteria in a large manufacturing company. No comment was made until we started asking if anyone knew what it meant. Of course no one did, since it was gibberish. But, once questioned, a tide of inquiry arose demanding to know what it meant.
See, they dial for dollars, and make promises.
Then when the law is announced, those that gave money call in their chips. In some cases, they literally bid the paragraphs out to the special interests to get their "parts" in there. In most cases, it is a barrier to entry for their competitor.
I saw this first hand in SC where a salvage car lot owner PAID $$$ to get Environmental Standards raised, protecting against vehicle fluids getting into the ground water, and the ANNUAL Environmental impact studies, etc. Except any place in business for over 20yrs would be grandfathered in to NOT require this. Which just created an EXPENSIVE barrier to competition he foresaw coming from some of the big players (who would compete). It went through, and little places had to close... He raised his rates across the board, as he held a near monopoly.
Our elected officials RELY on the "industries" to help write the laws, which ensures this kind of crap, over and over. And as long as their donors are good to go, they vote for the bill. It the donors say no... The bill will NOT EVEN come up for a vote (Kates Law?)
A mentor once stated and I rephrased in my own writings:
Man made rules are highly prejudicial, they punish the many, because of a few and in favor of a few but always to aggrandize the men that make the rules.
This past year at age 102.
It would be an honor to recognize you as his
Protege and successor. https://http://youtu.be/PJIvBeVKoQA
Fun a mensch azoy vi dir iz a kvud!
That's actually Parkinson's Law: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkins....
The Peter principle is a concept in management theory formulated by Laurence J. Peter in which the selection of a candidate for a position is based on the candidate's performance in their current role, rather than on abilities relevant to the intended role. Thus, employees only stop being promoted once they can no longer perform effectively, and "managers rise to the level of their incompetence." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_p...
Otherwise, good post.