The Obama administration will release final plans for ending or reducing hundreds of regulations...


The Obama administration will release final plans for ending or reducing hundreds of regulations affecting businesses, but the changes don't affect the broad thrust of major initiatives such as proposed rules to reduce carbon emissions and laws passed last year that aim to protect consumers from financial and health insurance abuses.

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  • Spin
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    Agenda before substance.
    23 Aug 2011, 10:17 AM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    So, mostly cosmetic changes going into an election year. Gosh, there's a shocker.
    23 Aug 2011, 10:18 AM Reply Like
  • Capitalist1
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    They have added thousands of regulations and now propose to cut hundreds.

     

    Sorry, my small business isn't hiring until Obama is gone. This is the most anti-business administration in my lifetime.
    23 Aug 2011, 10:20 AM Reply Like
  • Dana Blankenhorn
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    Go out of business, then. I'll take your market and hire your employees. Blaming politicians for your business failures feels good, but you're still broke.
    23 Aug 2011, 10:28 AM Reply Like
  • coddy0
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    Dona

     

    You will not take the Market and hire employees
    For what appears by now.
    Your strength is in everything but in erroneous writing
    23 Aug 2011, 11:13 AM Reply Like
  • DubyaT
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    NO!, no, cut all of them! If I want to perform a kidney transplant in a back alleyway with a bottle of grain alcohol and a swiss army knife, the gummint should keep their grubby hands out of it. I've got to supplement my stagnant income somehow!
    23 Aug 2011, 10:26 AM Reply Like
  • J 457
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    Reducing regulations is what brought us to this point in the first place. Reducing them further will allow the bankers and corporate criminals to further steal your savings, and anything else you have left.

     

    Yet, still nothing of substance to address the real issues.

     

    1) Unemployment- Put all unemployed on public works projects. In my city, they shut down several parks, the streets have weeds, facilities need maintenance. There is supposedly no funds to address those issues. Yet, we have millions unemployed. Makes no sense. Why not use unemployed to at least staff our parks and maintain our roads. It would get them back into the work force and give them something else to think about other than being "unemployed."

     

    2) Medicare- As long as its for profit, you'll keep paying $100,000 for treatments. This is really where we need more regulation to eliminate the fraud and the excess billing. Why do we allow a healthcare CEO to make 40mm a year on the backs of the taxpayer who pays the bill? Its your money, are you getting what you paid for?

     

    3) Energy Plan- Why do we have a 600 billion annual trade deficit? Because we spend a billion a day on foreign oil. Obama can (today) force the CFTC to limit oil futures contracts for all non-transport companies, and force CME to raise margins on oil futures contracts, plus increase domestic drilling and use nat gas as bridge fuel for next 25 years until something else is developed. Big oil has the politicians in their back pocket and you keep paying for it every time you fuel up your car.

     

    These are simple things that can make a huge difference....
    23 Aug 2011, 10:51 AM Reply Like
  • Hubert Biagi
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    You mean like sending the state and local governments another "stimulus" so they can avoid the tough choices until after the election? You mean like scaring seniors about Social Security checks, or any reform of a system that cannot possibly sustain the huge expansion of the aged population? You mean like destroying the drilling industry in the Gulf to make a political statement?
    23 Aug 2011, 11:24 AM Reply Like
  • spald_fr
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    Good heavens. The current administration has implemented tens of thousands of new regulations and now want to exclude a few hundred "dumb" regulations? Thank you very much.

     

    And what's with this "dumb" approbation? How insensitive to handicapped people, particularly deaf people, can that be? Isn't there a Federal regulation for that type of talk, too, especially for Federal employees?
    23 Aug 2011, 10:59 AM Reply Like
  • Bozerdog
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    Obama 2012!
    23 Aug 2011, 11:05 AM Reply Like
  • Hubert Biagi
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    After spending the first two years of his presidency obsessed with his super majority health care "reform" legislation, while throwing billions at state and local governments via the wasted "stimulus", Obama finally has to face the music. He has made it his mission to demonize the health care, financial, and energy sectors, and now he wonders why the recovery is so tepid. He wanted to know "whose ass to kick" in the Gulf spill, but other than killing thousands and thousands of jobs and driving away the drillers, does anyone know what really has changed for the better? What happened to his "jobs summit" and his "green shoots" and his "green jobs"? Well, his jobs czar, Jeffrey Immelt of GE, is overseeing a two billion investment to transfer X-ray equipment production to China, is still trying to sell off it's American based locomotive business, and pays little in the way of corporate taxes:

     

    www.forbes.com/2010/04...

     

    Meanwhile Obama's administration is attacking our number exporter, Boeing, for trying to expand production in a right to work state. His behavior and statements smack of narcissism, where his personal agenda comes before the best interests of this country. Like avoiding entanglements in the budget battle, so he could later blame Congress in general, and the Tea party in particular, but still managing to come out and frighten the American public by proclaiming that we may not be able to send out Social Security checks. This destructive attitude is designed to disarm all the makers in this country, while emboldening all the takers, ie, those that will re-elect him. His presidency reads like a non-stop campaign, first and foremost.
    23 Aug 2011, 11:13 AM Reply Like
  • Bozerdog
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    Well said Hubert, he is a political player to no end. When will we ever get a real leader.
    23 Aug 2011, 01:14 PM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    And note that he threatens to cut off social security checks but not welfare. He knows who's buttering his bread.
    23 Aug 2011, 02:28 PM Reply Like
  • Dana Blankenhorn
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    Welfare is defined in the budget as including all unemployment benefits. I suppose you are thinking of what used to be called Aid to Families. That's just 2% of the budget. Full figures www.usgovernmentspendi...
    23 Aug 2011, 03:13 PM Reply Like
  • Dana Blankenhorn
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    Like GW Bush?
    23 Aug 2011, 02:15 PM Reply Like
  • spald_fr
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    No, not really. A bit too much of a globalist for me. You like him?
    23 Aug 2011, 03:16 PM Reply Like
  • Bozerdog
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    GW was the biggest bust of a President of them. Unfunded wars, lying about wmd, tax cuts without spending cuts, the list goes on and on. Obama is a politician to no end but without a doubt better than the last guy.
    23 Aug 2011, 04:00 PM Reply Like
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