Rand Paul's Comment About Parents 'Owning' Children Was Not Random

Skip Intro2/03/2015 11:20:32 am PST

I would like to return one more time to Sen. Thom Tillis’ view on hand washing.

‘For example, don’t you believe that this regulation that requires this gentleman to wash his hands before he serves your food is important and should be on the books?’”

“I said: ‘As a matter of fact, I think it’s one that I can [use to] illustrate the point,’” he remarked. “I said: ‘I don’t have any problem with Starbucks if they choose to opt out of this policy as long as they post a sign that says “We don’t require our employees to wash their hands after leaving the restroom,”’” he recalled, as the audience chuckled. “The market will take care of that.’”

“That’s the sort of mentality that we need to have to reduce the regulatory burden on this country,” he added. “We’re one of the most regulated nations in the history of the planet.”

In short, a regulation requiring employees handling food to wash their hands is a regulatory burden, but a regulation requiring restaurants to post that they don’t require employees to wash their hands is not.

More of the insane GOP self-contradictory babble we get out of most GOPers these days. It’s so prevalent now most people don’t even notice it any more.