October 3rd, 2012
12:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: How candidates feel about regulation

(CNN) - Is "regulation" a dirty word? Both candidates show contempt for needless regulation, but the similarities end there.

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  1. truth hurts

    Over two hundred years worth of laws and the millions of regulations they spwan are strangling our economy and our freedom. All of this costs money as well. HUGE MONEY.

    October 3, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  2. Ind.

    There is good and bad regulation and then there's just too much.

    Glass-Steagall was good regulation. Reinstate it.

    October 3, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  3. HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD

    @ Ind.

    I agree with you. Which is why I'm against Willard because he wants no regulation whatsoever. He thinks Wall St., Big Oil & Big Pharma should be able to run amuck. See how deregulation has treated us so far? A financial collapse, overpriced prescription drugs and a oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

    October 3, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  4. Ind.

    HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD – I'm against Hussein Obama's over regulating businuesses as he has been.

    Obama has in fact already raped Medicare fro $700 Billion+ and raised middle class taxes all through Obamacare. You can continue to be ignroant if you want. I choose not to.

    October 3, 2012 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  5. Ind.

    Obama also outscourced jobs through the stimulus bill supporting off shore dilling in Brazil through Petrobras (heavily invested by his mentor Soros) in the amount of $2 Billion+.

    October 3, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  6. Ind.

    The federal government in the case of the gulf oil spill has federal employees searching the internet for porn instead of actually working. They were a disgrace.

    October 3, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    The 1%'ers are just upset about the fact that their carefully crafted scam that funnels most revenue into thier pockets has been discovered and is soon to be dissected.

    Have you noticed how few charges and convictions have resulted from the 2008 financial crisis? About the only charges and trials that have come to pass have only been cases where the 1%'ers lost out. Take Bernie Madoff, for example. Not one soul has been called to task for ripping off the 99% of the pensions, homes, etc.

    October 3, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    The 1%'ers are just upset about the fact that their carefully crafted scam that funnels most revenue into their pockets has been discovered and is soon to be dissected.

    Have you noticed how few charges and convictions have resulted from the 2008 financial crisis? About the only charges and trials that have come to pass have only been cases where the 1%'ers lost out. Take Bernie Madoff, for example. Not one soul has been called to task for ripping off the 99% of the pensions, homes, etc.

    October 3, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  9. HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD

    @ Ind.......You were on the right track for a second when you stated you want Glass-Steagall reinstated, but then you lost me. smh

    October 3, 2012 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  10. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Over regulation is bad, but regulation is needed. Especially when we have a society who seems to think they can play fast and loose with the rules. Seems to rear it's ugly head most often when in pursuit of the almighty dollar.

    October 3, 2012 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "Both candidates show contempt for needless regulation, but the similarities end there."

    Right. Obama recognizes that regulation is sometimes necessary and should be carefully tailored to meet the needs and ends desired. Mittens' and the GOP/Teatrolls' ideological dogma dictates that regulation is inherently unnecessary, period (see, "free markets" regulating, fixing and policing themselves, Ayn Rand nonsense, trickle-down economics, etc.).

    Moreover, considering that we've watched the GOP/Teatrolls around the country try to use their control over certain states to "solve" and "prevent" a problem that DOES NOT EXIST...and watched the courts all around the country throw their crap into the circular file for various reasons, including that they were blatantly attempting to suppress minority votes...in light of all that, I think we can all rest assured that the GOP/Teatrolls have ZERO credibility when it comes to their infantile tantrums about "unnecessary" regulation.

    October 3, 2012 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  12. Ind.

    Apparently some would rather continue to buy foreign oil and support terrorism as opposed to drilling here at home.

    This administration supports terrorism.

    October 3, 2012 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  13. LacrosseMom

    FINALLY........ able to post! Thanks to regulations, we have......

    Clean air
    Clean water
    Our beautiful wilderness isn't being raped for oil
    Our cars are safer
    Etc., et.!

    Regulations are not evil, they prevent crooks from taking advantage of America! Or do you want another Wall Street Disaster???????????

    October 3, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |