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.
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.
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.
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.'
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
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'.
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.'
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.
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.'
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 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'
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.'
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 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.'
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'
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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'
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.
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 16, 2018 ~ Jazz Shaw, 'California Regulates Barber And Tattoo Shops Out Of Business' - businesses having to close shop because of new very burdensome regulations involving when workers can be considered contractors - Is California the most anti-business state?
Aug 19, 2018 ~ George Will, 'The Scourge of Domestic Protectionism' - North Carolina Doctor wants to offer low cost MRIs but NC 'certificate of need' law prevents him from getting his own machine - hospitals back those regulations so they can charge 4 TIMES as much.
Aug 19, 2018 ~ Rep. Tom McClintock R-CA said President Donald Trump 'is absolutely right' to link CA wildfires to the state's poor management of water and forest - Fires started to get more intense after environmental regulations that prevented management.
Aug 18, 2018 ~ John Wellington, 'US Internet Speed Has Gone From 12th To 6th Fastest Since End Of Net Neutrality' - so much for the hyperventilating about the internet being destroyed by net neutrality. Ending it is producing the positive results the GOP knew it would.
Aug 18, 2018 ~ Trump Administration rolls back Obama's absurd CAFE requirements making Driving Safer And Cheaper - new rules will save consumers $500 billion and SAVE 13,000 lives - heavier cars are safer and reduced costs allow people to replace old cars sooner.
Jul 29, 2018 ~ Trump rolls back Obama Antiquities Act monument massive overreach - Act says take 'smallest area compatible with proper care and management of the objects to be protected' But Obama grabbed 550 million acres!! Massive abuse. Returning to law's true intent and authority.
Jul 25, 2018 ~ Santa Barbara Straw Ban - Food Service Employees Could Face Up To Six Months In Jail For EACH Straw they give out - could rack up years in jail for one night of waitressing - totalitarian insanity that could only be passed by democrats.
Jul 22, 2018 ~ The EU extorts $5 billion from Google over alleged antitrust abuse - The EU is the world's most powerful extortion consortium - It has previously extorted billions of dollars from Apple, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, airlines and many more - The EU has almost no other purpose.
Jun 9, 2018 ~ Elizabeth Warren created the CFPB to be a politicized rogue agency never dreaming it would fall into the hands of the GOP - GOP is not allowed to kill it but is doing a good job taming it as best as legally possible. Mick Mulvaney Fires Entire CFPB Advisory Board.
Jun 9, 2018 ~ Victor Davis Hanson, The problem with California - staggering wealth on the coasts contrasted with dire poverty in the north and interior, some the result of years of open borders and illegal immigration - cost of high regulation falls hardest on poor
May 24, 2018 ~ Bipartisan Dodd-Frank Reform Bill Moves to Trump's Desk - Trump lessens the regulatory burden of Dodd-Frank especially for smaller financial institutions - Raised limit regulations kick in to $250 Billion
May 20, 2018 ~ Megan Henney, GOP votes to repeal auto loan regulations that were based on the false premise that blacks were getting less loans because of racism - Mike Kelly blasts Maxine Waters for falsely playing the race card again and dividing us.
May 15, 2018 ~ Erich Reimer, 'The Obama Era ELD Rule Is Hurting The Trucking Industry And Our Nation' - causing accidents and hurting the very people its supposed to benefit - i.e. it is a typical government regulation where the unintended consequences are worse
Apr 30, 2018 ~ Rick Moran, 'Worst-case scenario has happened' for California bullet train' - costs have risen $13 to $33 Billion in just 2 years vs. original projections - this always happens - federal government on the hook for most of that
Apr 29, 2018 ~ Bruce Bialosky, 'How Liberals Vote to Harm Their Own Interests' - have an ah ha moment - 'It's no wonder that there are so few small businesses in California. California makes it nearly impossible for small businesses like ours to succeed'
Apr 16, 2018 ~ Jonah Goldberg, 'Tighter Regulation Would Probably Make Facebook More Profitable' - Facebook welcomes regulation as all big business does - seems paradoxical until you realize they can afford it but keeps smaller competitors out - liberals don't get
Mar 20, 2018 ~ Philip H. DeVoe, 'Rolling Back Dodd-Frank' - not enough but some of the worst parts of Dodd-Frank are being fixed or removed by the Republicans in charge.
Mar 11, 2018 ~ California which already has the most unaffordable housing in the country thanks to too much regulation has just added many more very costly regulations determined to make the problem much worse - Bruce Bialosky
Jan 27, 2018 ~ California is considering a bill that would punish waiters at sit-down restaurants with up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000, for offering customers straws before they ask
Jan 27, 2018 ~ California is America's Poverty Capital - has the highest poverty rate in the US - predictable result given they've implemented every left wing idea and regulation they could - bankrupting themselves in many ways but keep adding more
Jan 24, 2018 ~ Tom Purcell, 'Hey, Feds, Take Your Ethanol Mandate and Shovel It!' - Ethanol continues to destroy the fuel systems of cars, boats, lawn equipment and other engines - provides absolutely no benefits in exchange for all the harm.
Jan 13, 2018 ~ Miami Ends Red-Light Camera Program. Other Cities Should Too - Perfect example of unintended consequences of government intervention - cameras actually cause significantly more accidents - strong evidence - no doubt
Jan 11, 2018 ~ Punish Poor People - Store owner Kamal Saleh was hit with thousands of dollars in fines for charging 11 cents too little for cigars - extreme taxes on tobacco hurt the poor the most - slippery slope - could tax tons of risky things
Nov 28, 2017 ~ Why Net Neutrality must be dismantled - government has a long history of blocking technology powerful lobbies want suppressed - FM Radio, Cellular Phones etc. - Government can't be trusted with that power
Nov 5, 2017 ~ EPA and Scott Pruitt get rid of the 'sue and settle' method of extortion. Caused the EPA to issue more regulations - Obama EPA 'imposed a record-breaking 55 federal implementation plans under the Clean Air Act', 135 regulations.