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Reducing Burden of Costly Government Regulations

February 19, 2014

There is a need for sensible government regulations that keep Americans healthy and workers safe....

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Feb-22-14 9:21 AM

The best jobs bill ever would be one that gets rid of Obamacare, Dodd/Frank, Sarbans/Oxley and a 78,000 page tax code.

From Investors Business Daily, "The Code of Federal Regulations, which compiles all federal regulations, grew by more than 4,000 pages last year. The entire document now runs 174,545 pages, spread over 238 volumes. The index alone takes up 1,142 pages. In 2010, the total number of specific regulatory restrictions passed the 1 million mark, according to Patrick McLaughlin's RegData program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

What do all these million-plus rules cost? Around $1.8 trillion per year."

This is certainly not an Obama/Dem only thing as regulations have been growing for many years and new business start ups continue an overall downward trend (search BLS Table 8. Private sector establishment births and deaths, seasonally adjusted).

Get the govt out of the "job creation" business!

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Feb-22-14 8:41 AM

Yes bush, those greedy GOP capitalists prefer Americans to be on food stamps, unemployment & disability because that's so much better for the economy!

And as long as Harry Reid is in control of the Senate you'll not see ANY jobs related bills from the House.

From the NY Times, "Mr. Reid’s brutish style matters beyond the marbled chamber of the Senate. Senate legislation has increasingly turned into a battle over amendments and Mr. Reid’s uncompromising control over the process. The six Republicans who voted to take up the unemployment bill on Tuesday expected at least to be allowed votes on their amendments to shape the legislation.

Instead, Mr. Reid dismissed all Republican proposals as unacceptable and then proposed his own new unemployment deal."

Partisan politics is Reid's priority, the American people are not!

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Feb-22-14 3:26 AM

I have an idea..lets regulate the health insurance industry 20 years ago and make them offer a fair product for a fair price and quit ripping people off and throwing them off by ridiculously raising their premiums when they actually need their insurance. Then we wouldn't be stuck with the ACA.

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Feb-21-14 5:36 PM

"Job creators?" Today's GOP doesn't care about American jobs. Still waiting for that jobs bill from the Republican House.

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