Boehner: No New Regulations for a Year?

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Friday, July 16, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) is calling for a government moratorium on new regulations for one year, according to Talking Points Memo, with new regulations only coming if there is an “emergency.” I’ll just note that regulations are generally designed to prevent emergencies, rather than to respond to them, and that government agencies are currently in the process of writing regulations in accordance with the new health care and financial reform laws. Halting that work for a year would do nothing other than, well, halt that work for a year.

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ajm8127
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

You mean an emergency like near complete financial collapse, coal mine cave in, three month long oil spills, or leaking nuclear material?


Maris
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:29 pm

In Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand had President Thomson say 'We must stop in order to advance.'

The Honorable Representative from the Great State of Ohio seems to be initiating a similar strategy.


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trippin
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

So the only new regulations will be ones that involve tax cuts? Is there any other kind of emergency to you and your robber baron constituents?


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rs
Comment posted July 21, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

In Atlas Shrugged, this decree was issued to halt any changes in the private sector – no new inventions, no firing, no quitting (dessetting), no changes in prices or in production levels. The government was exempt of course – free grow taxing and regulating at will. Boehner is suggesting the exact opposite – that we restrain the government not private industry.

The US is looking more like the world that Ayn Rand was painting with each degree that is administration signs – all of them in the name of the “public good”.


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