Political Bites: Door to Door Solicitors

Should door-to-door solicitors be regulated more or less than they already are?

Do we really need more government regulation?  Is this really an issue that should be taking the time of Phoenix’s leadership during one of the worst recessions the city has ever faced?  Maybe if we took education, economic development and transportation in the last decade as seriously as we are taking solicitors today we wouldn’t be experiencing financial devastation.

Background: Phoenix is considering an ordinance that would do so; all other Southeast Valley cities already have an ordinance. http://www.azcentral.com/community/ahwatukee/articles/2010/06/10/20100610phoenix-peddlers-ordinance-apathy.html

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  1. The reason politicians prefer to deal with these kinds of trivial issues is that they have immediate effects which are obvious. Essentially, it’s about getting votes. Politicians have little incentive (other than whatever internal ethics they might have) to work on “big projects” or anything with results that aren’t seen until after they leave office.

    This is why we don’t have widely-deployed solar power in AZ, a crumbling education system, and a slew of other “should be obvious” missing items, but we do manage to get birther bills and immigration uproars.

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