One thing that has always bothered me is how some of the major regulatory agencies in Washington DC spend so much time in their public relations efforts. One agency that I know about sends out press releases through a service which distributes their information to 18,000 news sources. I didn’t even know there were 18,000 news sources until I went to the company’s website and read about their services and offerings, okay so, let’s talk.Why am I as a taxpayer paying these government bureaucracies to promote their own agenda and regulatory bodies as they attack corporate America, or even various industries which are mostly made up of smaller businesses? I think that question deserves answering, and I’d certainly like to know. Maybe the SEC, FAA, FDA, SEC, FTC, FBI, FCC, and all the rest ought to stop spending so much time promoting themselves and their endeavors, perhaps trying to scare people into submission, or use their PR to turn the tide of public opinion, and do their job.We are not supposed to be a country which tries people in the court of public opinion. We have legitimate rules and laws, or at least that’s what we were told. But that’s not the way it’s played is it? Let me give you an example, there was an interesting piece in the Wall Street Journal on March 23, 2013 by Andy Pasztor titled; “Safety Officials Fault Boeing Over 787 Comments,” which stated; “NTSB acted after a Boeing official said problems have been misconstrued or blown out of proportion.”The NTSB was mad at Boeing for its PR campaign to protect its shareholders equity and quarterly profits. The Boeing Company is a Great American company – it exports something that Americans make very wel – high-tech modern day airliners, amongst their other products. Boeing has a lot to lose, but it risked a lot on behalf of the aviation sector in bringing new innovations and technologies to the forefront.Technologies which will reduce carbon emissions from airplanes, make them more efficient, and safer. It took a risk, and that’s good for America, and it shows that the Boeing Company is on the leading edge, and plans to stay there far into the future. That’s a good thing, that’s an honorable thing to do, and the Boeing Company is of course a great Corporation for America. Just think of all the jobs it provides.So to recap, the FAA and the NTSB were angry that Boeing put out a press release over the ion lithium battery incident and need for reengineering. But I ask you this; didn’t the FAA and NTSB put out all sorts of press releases all over the planet, explaining how important they were while trying to save their own butts in the court of public opinion – how they were going to protect the flying public from this terrible so-called safety hazard? Why is it that government regulatory agencies put out press releases against companies, when the company dares answer the question in the marketplace, they are called to task?We already have triple jeopardy in the world of business. We have class-action lawyers and lawsuits, we have the union demands, and we have regulatory fiefdom’ists trying to make a name for themselves and garner millions of dollars in fines, fees, and additional mandates. But that’s not good enough for all of these folks is it? Now they want to take it to the public and drive a great company’s brand names through the mud. There’s no honor in that, it is in my opinion a disgusting and despicable thing that our government often does to some of America’s greatest corporations.It doesn’t please me, as it shows a total disregard for free market enterprise and innovation in this case. Therefore I believe the NTSB and the FAA should be ashamed of themselves in this particular instance, just as other agencies should be for their misdeeds for similar anti-business PR strategies, as they try to prop up their bureaucracies to make themselves look good and to try to somehow justify the millions if not billions of tax payer dollars they spend every year from their over bloated budgets. Please consider all this and think on it.