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    Republicans pass sweeping bill to reform 'abusive' U.S. regulation

    Republicans pass sweeping bill to reform ‘abusive’ U.S. regulation

    Reuters
    By Lisa Lambert
    3 hrs ago

    Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill in the House of Representatives that touched on nearly every step U.S. agencies take in creating and applying new rules, continuing their blitz to radically reform “abusive” federal regulation of areas from the environment to the workplace.

    In a 238-183 vote, the House passed the “Regulatory Accountability Act,” which combined eight bills aimed at changing how the vast government bureaucracy runs. Only five Democrats voted for it.

    The legislation would give President-elect Donald Trump tools “to wipe out abusive regulation,” said Bob Goodlatte, the Judiciary Committee chairman who is among the many House leaders calling for lighter regulation and saying the costs to comply with federal rules are too high.

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    Democrats have said the many extra procedures required by the reform bills would stall agencies’ work, making it impossible to create needed regulations on the environment, financial markets and other areas. Democrats contend that slowing down rulemaking is intended to help big businesses escape oversight.

    More:>http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republicans-pass-sweeping-bill-to-reform-abusive-us-regulation/ar-AAlMj4H?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=SL5BDHP

    They are wasting no time in their attempt to make this a fascist country.

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  • sabrina (5861 posts)
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    1. Thanks Clinton, DNC, Brock and the rest of the corrupt Dem Third Way

    crooks for betraying the people, cheating to hand the nomination to the worst candidate ever, knowing she could lose to the Republicans, they were so determined to install her, the lost us EVERYTHING..

    And now, they want US to go back the old Red Team/Blue Team garbage and if we do, and if we were to return them to power as we did in 2008, they would SHUT THE DOOR again in our faces and tell us our ideas are ‘retarded’.

    This, everything that happens over the next four years is the fault of the corrupt DNC and the Clinton machine.

    • goodgirl (1983 posts)
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      2. Absolutely right.

      My contempt for them is boundless.

      Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.    John F. Kennedy
    • Enthusiast (5397 posts)
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      3. Exactly.

      "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
    • Art from Ark (1477 posts)
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      5. +1,000,000,000

    • dlegendary1 (689 posts)
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      7. Both sides are in on the take

      The only thing that matters is which side is getting paid to do the taking and this time its the Republicans.

      • sabrina (5861 posts)
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        19. The Dem Party is now the War/Party which is why they gave her 1.5 Billion dollar

        to make sure they had the right War/Wall St candidate in the WH. Repubs were the losers up to the point where the plans backfired. Now they are furious, all their money couldn’t buy it for their selected candidate so they are throwing a temper tantrum of gigantic proportions and disgracing this country in front of the world.

    • jwirr (2573 posts)
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      10. YES.

  • Enthusiast (5397 posts)
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    4. Those five Democrats have got to go.

    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
    • jwirr (2573 posts)
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      11. Names please. I looked at the story but did no see this.

      • Enthusiast (5397 posts)
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        12. I don't know their names. That's why I called them "five Democrats".

        I should have called them “five bad Democrats”.

        "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
        • jwirr (2573 posts)
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          13. Hopefully we will get this later. I am like Santa – making a list and checking

          it twice.

          • Enthusiast (5397 posts)
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            14. Good idea on the list.

            "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
      • JimLane (837 posts)
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        15. I have the names! Or at least the surnames.

        According to the roll call, the five Democrats voting Yea were: Costa, Cuellar, Murphy (FL), Peterson, and Schrader. No Republicans voted Nay. Thirteen Representatives (seven GOP, six Dem) did not vote.

        If you aren’t sure whether one of them is your rep, or is near enough that you could go canvass for a primary challenger, you can check the list of individual members to get the full name, state, and district.  Looking the miscreant up on Wikipedia will let you know how red or blue the district is (using the Cook Partisan Voting Index).

        • jwirr (2573 posts)
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          16. Peterson is probably one of our MN reps. Not mine but still fits his reputation.

  • peacecorps (2132 posts)
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    6. And the conservatives' dream of eliminating 'job-killing' regulations begins.

    Can lower taxes on the rich and cuts to the safety net for the rest of us be far behind?

    The re-creation of the Coolidge/Hoover 1920’s begins again. Perhaps that will lead eventually to another FDR but the pain in the meantime will be great.

    FDR stood for high/progressive taxes, tight regulation of corporations, effective legislation to support strong unions, a strong safety net, fiscal policy that supports full employment rather than austerity, engagement with the rest of the world in terms of trade and diplomacy and the Four Freedoms. Bernie supports the same issues plus an understanding of the danger posed by climate change. Count me as an FDR/Bernie liberal.
    • FanBoy (5737 posts)
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      18. in this climate more likely to bust up the US — which is the aim, IMO

      the better to pick the carcass

  • Robbins (242 posts)
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    8. Translation

    anything that puts corporations in check will be repleaded.another sign of the complate corporate gop rule we are now in.

    like repeal of ACA blame it on dem establishment for cheating bernie and the people and forcing loser clinton on us.

  • jwirr (2573 posts)
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    9. What is one man's abusive regulation is another man's protection. They are

    protecting the rich at the expense of the 99%.

  • FanBoy (5737 posts)
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    17. apres moi le deluge