The latest Newsweek treats us to this observation from Lisa Jackson, administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, which is set to phase in new air and water pollutant regulations Jan. 1:

You need to separate what happens inside the Beltway echo chamber here
with what happens in the countryside. People expect their government to
take care of them and their families.
Not special interests, not highly
paid lobbyists. This agency plays an important role that way. I
understand that people need a villain, but this agency is not the
villain. [Emphasis added.]

Expect the government to take care of you, and you end up with problems like the EPA.