FTC now becomes the piano teachers police!

This is how our country is being turned into a police state. One group at a time. Now it is the piano teachers who teach our kids. Why not lock them up? Come on guys, just do it. Let’s have at it. Obama? You want to become a fascist Dictator? Oh, you are already think you can run a totalitarian state. Good luck fellow. Here we go:

Bureaucrats at the Federal Trade  Commission must have a lot of spare time. The agency recently swooped to  rescue the American people from the threat posed by a collaborative organization  of 22,000 professionals who sit down with youngsters and teach them how to play  a piano.

The administration has demanded the group dig up 20 years’ worth of paperwork  regarding its policies, hire “compliance officers” and set up pointless training  sessions for employees.

Reported first by the Wall Street Journal, regulators forced the Music  Teachers National Association, a century-old nonprofit, to accept a consent  decree over the group’s code of ethics, which simply encouraged members not to  pilfer or recruit students from fellow members. Only in a twisted bureaucratic  mind would such a sensible provision be seen as a restraint of trade or a  violation of federal law. The Federal Trade Commission is singing  off the wrong song sheet.

The association did  everything possible to appease the peevish regulators, including expunging the  offending language from its code of ethics. The code has never even been  enforced, because the obligation for members to follow the code is moral, not  legal. This wasn’t enough. “Although MTNA demonstrated to the FTC that its  code of ethics is voluntary,” the group explained in a statement, “and that the  Association has never  enforced the solicitation provision, the FTC offered MTNA the  unappetizing choice of entering into a settlement or spending hundreds of  thousands of membership dues dollars fighting the federal government.

Read more: Washington Times


13 Responses to “FTC now becomes the piano teachers police!”

  1. justturnright Says:

    Yep, we touched on this, too.
    Amazing: it’s not as if there isn’t ACTUAL CRIME for them to investigate.

    Just one more unnecessary government agency, costing us billions every year in direct and indirect costs.
    And it’s just one out of hundreds of them….


  2. theCL Report: Incompetence Says:

    […] FTC now becomes the piano teachers police! […]


  3. Petermc3 Says:

    A welcome relief for the piano teachers in Hollywood and affiliated show businesses knowing they are now under the auspices of the department of corrections. Unf___ing real. My son is a high school music teacher so I’ll be sure to share this with him and advise him to stay under the radar.


    • bunkerville Says:

      Anyone who still thinks they are living free are delusional.


  4. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    And people wonder why I am paranoid. The beast is out of control!


    • bunkerville Says:

      Totally totally.


  5. CMM Says:

    Reblogged this on CITIZENS MILITIA of MISSISSIPPI.


    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks fir the link!


      • CMM Says:

        Thanks for posting it!


  6. Brittius Says:

    “Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.” -Ronald Reagan


    • bunkerville Says:

      There you go. And you know what comes out the end.


  7. AKA John Galt Says:

    Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.


    • bunkerville Says:

      Many thanks.


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