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.
Oct 21, 2017 ~ Jonathan S. Tobin, 'Chicago Repeals Its Soda Tax' - Even liberals fed up with the nanny state - tax hit the poor the hardest and did not have the desired effect as was easily predicted. It neither decreased soda consumption nor raised revenues.
Oct 14, 2017 ~ Rich Lowry, 'The Great Regulatory Rollback' Scott Pruitt takes the first step to rein in Obama's executive overreach on energy. Starting to unwind the Obama 'Clean Power Plan' which unlawfully used the EPA to regulate carbon after Congress chose not to. Only congress lawfully can
Oct 11, 2017 ~ Katherine Timpf, 'Florida Threatens to Throw Woman in the Slammer for Giving Unlicensed Diet Tips' A Florida woman is being threatened with jail time for charging for nutritional advice. Licensed nutritionists disagree with each other but this woman is not allowed to speak.
Oct 9, 2017 ~ Leah Barkoukis, 'Trump Admin Has Rolled Back More Than 800 Obama-era Regulations' - so far he has eliminated 16 regulations for every new one - Trump ahead of Reagan's record in cutting regulations.
Sep 28, 2017 ~ John Stossel, 'Disabled by Government' - Universities have made vast amounts of courses available online but are having to take them down because they don't comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and its too expensive to add captions to all. Unintended consequences.
Aug 22, 2017 ~ California farmer John Duarte has to pay feds $1.1 million fine for plowing his own field. Tyrannical EPA fining people under Waters of the US Act for puddles on their own property. The fines were $2.8 million before agreement reached. Trump trying to make these rules sensible.
Aug 4, 2017 ~ Trump Administration squashes the burdensome and very misleading GMO labels approved by the Obama Administration.
Jul 9, 2017 ~ US nonfarm payrolls total 222,000 in June vs 179,000 expected - Trump signs an executive order seeking to expand apprenticeship and vocational training, close the skills gap and reduce regulatory burdens.
Jun 30, 2017 ~ EPA to rescind Obama 'Waters of America' power grab - It was spectacular overreach - Benefits to water quality would be miniscule to non-existent in exchange for tons of red tape for businesses and farmers
Jun 19, 2017 ~ George Will, 'Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act' - It was enacted to openly prevent blacks from being able to compete in the workforce - it currently just enriches protected classes of people costing the economy tens of billions of dollars
Jun 11, 2017 ~ Dodd-Frank doubled regulations - benefiting the big banks - led to mergers to deal - 1000s of smaller banks and credit unions have disappeared, while those 'too big to fail' institutions are even bigger than they were before the crisis
Apr 29, 2017 ~ Veronique de Rugy, 'It's Time to Repeal FATCA' - Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act - supposed to catch off shore tax shelters but compliance costs are enormous to recoup less than $1 Billion in taxes annually
Apr 10, 2017 ~ Trump signs executive order rolling back Obama-era energy over regulation called the 'Clean Power Plan' which classified CO2 as a pollutant. Would be an economic disaster for no measurable climate benefit. If we're going to 'fight climate change', plan must come from Congress.
Apr 10, 2017 ~ EPA Cr6 Regulations beyond unreasonable - want to go from 100ppb to 0.07 ppb which is far below what is naturally occurring - no evidence 100 ppb was harmful. No actual benefit. Just a way to attack coal plants.
Mar 28, 2017 ~ Rafael A. Mangual, 'The Left's Tendency to Over criminalize' - 5000 federal criminal statutes and 30,000 federal criminal regulations not even including state and local - Famous WSJ article about it, 'You Commit 3 Felonies a Day' unknowingly. You could never know all the laws.
Mar 11, 2017 ~ Ed Feulner, 'The Anchor of Over-Regulation' and why it needs to be reduced - Costs economy $2 Trillion annually - $200 Billion added in the last 15 years - 300,000 regulators - REINS Act needed to require congressional approval of $100B regs.
Feb 22, 2017 ~ Woman who owns a hairdresser businesses tries to explain to Bernie Sanders why Obamacare prevents her from expanding and being able to provide more jobs - he is clueless like most dems trying to rule over us.
Feb 22, 2017 ~ John Stossel, 'Repeal! No, Wait!' Stossel explains why regulations are so hard to undo no matter how bad - gives several examples of horrible regulations that were impossible or nearly impossible to repeal due to special interests.
Feb 18, 2017 ~ John Hawkins, 'Donald Trump's Top 10 Accomplishments in His First Month in Office' - moving fast. Including ordering agencies to cut two regulations for every new one they propose. Approving the Dakota and Keystone Pipelines, Killing the TPP, Selecting Neil Gorsuch for SCOTUS.
Feb 14, 2017 ~ Unintended but predictable Consequences of the Philadelphia soda tax - stores outside city limits doing much better - stores in city limits harmed - the poor are harmed - more gas is burned driving farther to get soda - no one is any thinner.
Feb 13, 2017 ~ Trump looking to repeal the Durbin Amendment to Dodd-Frank - This will tremendously reduce fees and minimum account requirements for consumers and allow banks and CUs to offer free checking and cheaper services.
Jan 3, 2017 ~ Ford cancels Mexico plant after America First pressure from Trump. Will create 700 jobs in the US instead. Ford CEO Mark Fields said 'This is a vote of confidence encouraged by pro growth policies, particularly reform around tax and regulatory policies' proposed by Trump.
Dec 23, 2016 ~ Obama unilaterally declares an 'indefinite' ban on oil exploration in certain parts of the Atlantic and Arctic. Makes it hard for future president to reverse and become energy independent. Massive execute overreach and abuse of power. Going scorched earth on the way out the door.
Dec 23, 2016 ~ Obama administration adds 97,000 pages of regulations in 2016 alone
Dec 20, 2016 ~ David S. D'Amato, 'The Importance of Free-Market Banking Reforms' - Dodd-Frank has made it very difficult for smaller banks to compete with larger banks which can better absorb all of the increased costs - consumers are big losers.