This post to me exemplifies the mind set of the regulators —
After Hurricane Sandy struck last fall, “Today” reporter Jeff Rossen did an exposé on how some contractors were “preying on” homeowners. How? By performing repair work without the proper licenses.
The key attitude here is that regulations, particularly licensing, are more important than relief after a disaster. It’s not hard to see that for such people, regulations are not about improving people’s lives, but about control.