Washington spars over government regulations
October 27th, 2011
05:31 PM ET
11 years ago

Washington spars over government regulations

New York (CNNMoney) - Onerous government regulations are either strangling the U.S. economy and killing job creation ... or they're not.

In Washington, there is no middle ground.


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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Regulations that prohibit hiring undocumented workers stifles job creation.
    Regulations that require a minimum standard of hygiene at food precessing plants stifles job creation.
    Regulations that require constructiuon workers must work in safe environments stifles job creation.
    Regulations that require doctors be certified and accredited stifle job creation.
    Regulations that mandate financial documents clearly state the terms stifle job creation.
    If you believe any of the above, then you do not earn your living by actually working for a paycheck.

    October 27, 2011 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  2. Indy

    If you believe that regulations are killing jobs you probably believe that the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy are going to start creating jobs anyday now, just give it another 10 years and for sure the tax cuts will create a job.

    For the believers I have some ocean front property for sale in Arizona, please call for price 1-800-BiteMe-GOP

    October 27, 2011 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "In Washington, there is no middle ground."

    Nor in reality. Of course, why would CNN bother citing any of the studies that have shown that the very worst that regulations might do is reduce jobs in one sector while creating them in another? Oh yeah...they want the controversy, not the answers.

    October 27, 2011 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    ObamaCare is the main set of regulations, killing job creation. It is simply too costly for both employers, and employees.

    October 27, 2011 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  5. Tony

    Meanwhile, as Republicans complain about "job-killing" regulations under Obama, Exxon Mobil profit soars by 41%. Clearly, the much-maligned regulations are not killing corporate profits. Are corporations creating jobs with their record profits? Apparently not, which is why Republicans are proposing even more corporate tax cuts for the "job creators."

    October 27, 2011 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  6. Former Republican, now an Independent

    The republican party will not admit that the de-regulation begun in the Reagan administration was at the root of the Wall Street debacle and the economic collapse. Even though all of the evidence supporting this fact is compelling, the GOP is still deceiving a large portion of the American public. Hopefully, America will realize that although watching Fox News is good comedy entertainment, it is not news, and wake up before it's too late.

    October 27, 2011 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  7. Mom in MN

    Sorry GOP, but I am GLAD there are regulations that govern the safety of the food my children eat, the safety of the vehicles they ride in, the safety of the toys they play with, and the quality of the healthcare they receive. Getting rid of regulations is stupid and counterproductive - removing regulations that governed the financial industry is a huge part of what caused this recession in the first place. Removing regulations will do nothing for job creation - only increased demand will lead to increased hiring and removing regulations does nothing to increase demand - in fact it will DECREASE demand in my household as I will be afraid to eat or use the crap the corporations will put out when they are no longer regulated. Vote Democrat 2012 - at least they use common sense and care about the middle class.

    October 27, 2011 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    The republicans want to over-turn all regulations -- clean air, clean water, disease-free food, just to protect their corporate donors (they get kick-backs, you know).

    October 27, 2011 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  9. rs

    Regulations are the GOP/TP's new monster under the bed. If the Bush adminstration taught us anything it is that deregulation is a great way to wreck the economy. No thanks!

    October 27, 2011 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  10. mark moore

    The only thing strangling America is the gop.

    October 27, 2011 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |