Much of what the federal government is doing under the current administration has a surreal quality to it. So it is with the EPA inviting people to submit videos for the following contest.
This video contest provided an opportunity for the public to explain federal rulemaking and motivate others to participate in the rulemaking process. Entrants created a short video, not exceeding 90 seconds in length, explaining why rules are important, why the average American should care about federal regulations, and how people can participate in the rulemaking process.
The E-Rulemaking Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Regulatory and Policy Management (EPA) are reviewing entries now and plan to announce decisions in June. Should a winning video be selected, it will be posted on Regulations.gov as well as the EPA Web site. If eligible, the winners will be awarded $2,500, as well.
Reason tv in the video at the beginning of this post translates the video explaining the contest from govspeak into English. Government, which is bankrupting up, is run by idiots who think this type of insult to the intelligence of tax payers is a really good idea.