GOP dominance is crucial

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The flood of government lawyers with the consent of our politicians continue to handcuff Americans with regulations. The House passed a bill that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to measure the cost-benefit relationship of all new regulations passed. Not surprisingly, the president opposed the bill. Clarity and honesty in government is not his cup of tea.

The record of the past 20 years has shown the cost of regulations per household has risen to $14,768 (“Red Tape Record Breakers,” The Wall Street Journal, May 20). Mr. Obama continues as the red-tape record holder. Republicans also have contributed heavily to regulating everything we do and manufacture over the years – beholden to special-interest groups. The Environmental Protection Agency dictatorship has largely choked off American entrepreneurship; the banks are not helping either with their restrictive regulations. Can the GOP restore reasonable leadership once more?

Hard-core conservative principles do not win the election after candidates butcher one another. There will have to be reasonable compromise on divisive issues such as the debt ceiling, taxing policy, spending cuts and entitlement reform – and stay away from abortion issues. GOP, you cannot accomplish anything until you have dominance in Congress and the White House.

S.G. von Schweinitz

Appling

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Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 06/01/13 - 04:45 am
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Murdoch's minions attack again

The Wall Street Journal? Obviously an unbiased source of information similar to all of Rupert's holdings. So where would they get this little nugget of information? Obviously it had to be from another unbiased source, that has no skin in the game, that did intensive research looking for the one and only truth. That would be The Competitive Enterprise Institute. So it turns out they do have skin in the game since they are funded by the biggest corporations and some of the biggest polluters in the country. These are the folks that got upset when alcoholic beverage producers weren't allowed to claim that moderate drinking was good for you. That lied and claimed that a coal company (Arch Coal) couldn't blow the top off of a mountain because an insect was on the protected list, when actually Arch Coal (coincidentally one of CEI's "most generous sponsors" of their 2005 annual dinner) wasn't allowed to blow the top off the mountain because it would have buried 6 pristine streams in the rubble and polluted the drinking water downstream. They don't do research. They don't do science. They rearrange information and make up fallacies to help the PR of the companies that pay them. In other words they are shills, hired guns, or another word that would get this post pulled but it involves selling yourself for money. You run a company that dumps lead and mercury in the drinking water? Pay them enough money and they'll work up a study that says lead and mercury are good for you. There's that word again.

deestafford
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deestafford 06/01/13 - 08:19 am
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The letter writer hits the nail on the head

Regulations are strangling the country and it is just not the dems doing it. GW Bush increased the number of regulators by 9000. What we need is conservative leadership.

We have thousands upon thousands of people working in the regulation business and their efficiency reports do not depend on how many regulations they eliminate but how many they get published. Look at it this way: a regulator is sitting in his cubicle and his report card has to reflect what he has done, which is to make regulations, so he must write regulations. His boss has a number of regulators under him and he is rated how by how many regulations his unit produces and on it goes on up the line.

Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 06/01/13 - 08:51 am
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How has it worked out on the state level

under virtual one-party government? Granted, Georgia Democrats are about useless these days, but the GOP supermajority hasn't done much of anything to make life noticeably better for the average Georgia resident.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 06/01/13 - 09:13 am
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are you now, or have you ever been, educated?

this current government requires a "no" answer on that
the GOP should take over education
and give control back to the parents
in school choice
sending a child to most government schools borders on abuse

faithson
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faithson 06/01/13 - 11:12 am
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demand better not less

we should all demand a better more responsive government. those that think only less is the answer have their heads in the sand. Since we are going to have a very large presents of government in our lives from here on out it is best we look to put those in government who have the people's business in mind, not the lobbyists nor the corporations.

grouse
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grouse 06/01/13 - 11:24 am
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If you like rat meat in your
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If you like rat meat in your hamburger, do away with regulations....

DanK
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DanK 06/01/13 - 12:25 pm
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I agree with Obama on this

Doing a cost-benefit analysis of every regulation would increase the cost of federal government operations. It would require more highly paid analysts, more computing resources and business offices, etc. And to what end. You get a report of some sort of guesstimate of what a regulation might cost to -- somebody. And would it change the intention to implement the regulation? This sounds like just another level of federal bureaucracy -- which is being sought by the GOP. And we all know why.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/01/13 - 02:21 pm
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Statement from LTE

"GOP, you cannot accomplish anything until you have dominance in Congress and the White House."

Short and sweet response: "George W. Bush".

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/01/13 - 02:37 pm
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Quote from faithson

"we should all demand a better more responsive government. those that think only less is the answer have their heads in the sand. Since we are going to have a very large presents of government in our lives from here on out it is best we look to put those in government who have the people's business in mind, not the lobbyists nor the corporations."

In my opinion, BOTH Democrats and Republicans are very guilty about NOT DOING THE PEOPLES' BUSINESS.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 06/01/13 - 05:04 pm
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Intrusive

This crop of GOP members in DC are the most intrusive that I have seen in my life. They do not want the government running anything until it fits their palate. One example: They rail against government but in VA. a law maker wants govt to have access to the bank accounts if citizens get unemployment insurance.

Unemployment fraud is not hard to stop; enforce the laws that most states already have on the books. That is what our pro-gun lobbyists say.

The same state that brought their women vaginal probs.
Go figure!

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/01/13 - 05:44 pm
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Show me a
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democratic president worth a red cent since a dubious Harry S. Truman and I'll show you 15 professional sports championships in Atlanta.

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