Sep 16, 2018 ~ Trump Administration dismantles unconstitutional Operation Choke Point, OCP which blackmailed financial institutions to not do business with gun manufacturers - if they didn't cooperate with the Obama Admin, they would suffer regulatory consequences.
Sep 22, 2018 ~ President Trump's reduction of federal regulations has saved taxpayers $1.3 billion this year, according to an American Action Forum report.
Oct 20, 2018 ~ The Office of Management and Budget, OMB, released a report that found 'the Trump Administration's regulatory reform efforts have saved American families and businesses $23 billion in Fiscal Year 2018'
Dec 19, 2018 ~ Walter Williams article, 'FDA Policies Kill'. Professor Williams explains why each drug delayed or not approved by the FDA can cost 100,000+ lives but they'll never get in trouble for being too cautious. They will get in big if a drug gets through that kills far less people.
Dec 21, 2018 ~ McKesson, nation's sixth largest company and largest Pharma, is moving corporate HQ from California to Irving - anti-business California continues to lose companies that are attracted to pro-business Texas like a magnet.
Dec 27, 2018 ~ Betsy McCaughey, 'Trump is Making Health Insurance More Affordable. Allows 'short term plans' not allowed by Obamacare. 'These plans cost 80 percent less than Obamacare on average, according to eHealth, Inc.' Blue states like NY, NJ, CA outraged they can't take advantage.
Mar 21, 2019 ~ Ford announced another $900 million investment in US manufacturing creating another 1000 American jobs. Recently, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler also announced significant investment in the US; billions of dollars and thousands of jobs. Regulation and taxes now favorable to business.
Jul 16, 2019 ~ San Francisco bans e-cigarettes sales but permits the sale of the FAR more dangerous traditional cigarettes and pot. Not only is vaping far safer than smoking, the non-availability of vape will cause more people to smoke who would otherwise use vaping to quit smoking.
Aug 21, 2019 ~ Stossel says so far so good with Trump's promise to deregulate. He has eliminated about 5 regulations for every new one. One of the contributors to the great economy. 'regulations have unintended side effects that often outweigh the good they're intended to do.'
Dec 17, 2019 ~ CA AB 5 law prohibits freelancers from submitting more than 35 articles per year. Govt trying to force the full time hire of those people but they just killed freelancing in CA. Companies forced to hire from other states. Vox which supported the law fires 100s of CA freelancers.
Dec 22, 2019 ~ Trump rolls back light bulb regs. The Hill, 'Today the Trump Administration chose to protect consumer choice by ensuring that the American people do not pay the price for unnecessary overregulation? The American people will continue to have a choice on how they light their homes'
Jan 1, 2020 ~ Trump signs the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act. 'This historic legislation will provide American consumers with even greater protection against annoying unsolicited robocalls? stiffen penalties, increase transparency, and enhance government collaboration to stop unwanted solicitation.'
Jan 24, 2020 ~ Christian Britschgi, 'Trump Administration Repeals Federal Protections on Puddles, Dry Stream Beds, Some Ditches' 'Hysterical reactions greet the White House's modest changes to federal clean water rules.' Trump again rolls back illegal regulatory overreach enacted by Obama.
Jan 24, 2020 ~ EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says 'I don't think the fires from Australia are directly from climate change. I don't think most rational people are saying that, either.' He dismisses Al Gore's alarmism on it, 'He's had a history of overstating on the climate change issue.'
Feb 6, 2020 ~ Patrick Pizzella, deputy secretary of Labor, 'The Deregulatory Achievements of the Trump Labor Department' Intelligent deregulation to unburden employers, 'We target only regulations whose good intentions never materialized or whose burden outweighs whatever supposed benefit'
Feb 7, 2020 ~ Kyle Smith 'Plastic-Bag Bans Are Bad for the Environment' Many cities ban single-use plastic bags. Multiple analyses have shown that plastic bags are better for the environment. The alternative needs to be re-used 173 times to be better, but they are re-used only 15 times on avg.
Feb 24, 2020 ~ Sean Moran, 'Net Neutrality Repeal Raises Annual Incomes by $50 Billion' The White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) reports that repealing net neutrality 'raised real annual incomes by more than $50 billion per year and consumer welfare by nearly $40 billion per year.'
Mar 11, 2020 ~ John Stossel, 'Government Outlaws Freelance Work' New law requires reclassifying freelance workers as employees. 'people who hire them must now give them benefits like overtime, unemployment'. Vox calls it 'a victory for workers everywhere', then lays off hundreds because of it.
May 23, 2020 ~ A Michigan dam breaks and Gov. Whitmer blames climate change. It turns out the levels were kept unnecessarily high to meet environmental regulations protecting mussels. 'The dam's owner, Boyce Hydro Power LLC, claims Michigan pressured it to raise lake levels before the flood.'
Jul 25, 2020 ~ The Trump Administration revokes the Obama era 'Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing' (AFFH) rule which would force low income housing into the suburbs. HUD Secretary Ben Carson said 'Washington has no business dictating what is best to meet your local community's unique needs'.
Aug 12, 2020 ~ California continues to regulate people out of a job. Uber is forced to shut down until at least November because CA requires they 'classify its drivers as employees rather than contractors'. Doesn't work for Uber's business model. Many drivers who don't even want it. Bad for all
Sep 18, 2020 ~ Sam Rutzick, 'Federal Regulations Have Made Western Wildfires Worse' 'Controlled, prescribed burns can stop wildfires from spreading. Too bad they are effectively prohibited by rules like the Clean Air Act.' Need 5000 pages on 'every single conceivable [environmental] impact.'
Oct 14, 2020 ~ Edward Longe, 'The End of the Internet? Net Neutrality Three Years On' Dems hyperventilated about ending net neutrality but everything is better. Black access went from 52% to 66%. Hispanic access went from 50% to 61%. Average speeds doubled. Access is also way up for the poor.
Nov 2, 2020 ~ President Trump signs an EO making it easier to fire federal workers. This change has been long awaited by managers who 'want to hold workers accountable.' But the current process made it so difficult, managers had no choice but to keep bad workers or move them around.
Nov 7, 2020 ~ Will Swaim, 'California: Not as Crazy as We Thought?' CA voted against tax hikes on business property, for keeping it illegal to discriminate on race (Prop 16). 'They absolutely crushed rent control' and voted to allow independent contractors to work as freelancers.
Apr 3, 2021 ~ Ben Shapiro, 'Why I Left California' Too many reasons to summarize but its a basic cautionary tale for the rest of the country of what happens when liberal democrats will destroy any place. They will make it unlivable with insane taxes, debt, regulations, crime, homelessness etc.
Jul 28, 2021 ~ John Stossel, 'Endless Rules'. Stossel shows how states that have legalized pot have made it so difficult and expensive to do it the legal way, the black market is back big. Need "a 800-page application. Every single plant must be weighed, tagged and tracked from seed to sale.
Aug 1, 2021 ~ Dell can't ship their servers to CA and other moronic states run by Democrats. The poor idiots that still live there get this message when they try to order. "This product cannot be shipped to the states of California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, or Washington."
Sep 9, 2021 ~ Biden illegally mandates vaccines or weekly testing for all companies over 100 employees. He has zero authority to do this. He claims OSHA does but that is false. He previously said he would not do this.
Oct 23, 2021 ~ Judson Berger, 'The Democrats’ War on Gas Stoves Is a Slap at Cooking Cultures' CA, other states are banning an essential tool for for many ethic dishes. “Natural gas cooking is so essential in a lot of cuisines.” "No way in hell you are going to put a wok on an electric stove.”
Oct 31, 2021 ~ Andrea Widberg, 'Empty Christmas stockings? Don't blame COVID; blame California' CA's excessive climate change regulations created "an inability of half the nation's truckers from picking up anything from the Port of LA or Port of Long Beach." And AB-5 prevents 'owner operator."
Nov 7, 2021 ~ The US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals halted the Biden administration’s rule requiring employers with over 100 workers to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations. "There are grave statutory and constitutional issues with the Mandate." Most companies have already rolled over.
Nov 15, 2021 ~ Ryan Mills, "St. Paul Rent-Control Initiative Backfires, Unleashes ‘Chaos’ in Housing Market" All the predictable negative consequences of rent control are happening but Democrats seem surprised since they know no economics or history at all. New building halted, upgrades stopped
Dec 20, 2021 ~ Andrea Widburg, 'California’s government is wiping out its pot growers' Predictably, CA Dems have taxed and regulated its legal pot growers out of business driving 75% of sales back to the black market. "California killed the goose that could have laid those golden pot eggs."
Dec 22, 2021 ~ Elon Musk, "California used to be the land of opportunity. Now it has become sort of the land of over-regulation, over-litigation, and scorn." "Wokeness is divisive exclusionary and hateful. It basically gives mean people a shield to be mean and cruel, armored in false virtue."
Dec 30, 2021 ~ Washington Free Beacon, 'Americans Fled Blue States for Red States in Massive Numbers in 2021, Census Finds' "CA, Illinois, and NY on the decline. Florida, Idaho, and Texas on the rise." No surprise. Left wing policies made those blue states unlivable, high crime hell holes.
May 11, 2022 ~ Stossel: Government required GMO labeling is increasing the cost of food. "The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the GMO labeling will cost from $598 million to $3.5 billion." GMOs are perfectly safe and the labeling is useless.