Too many can hurt job growth
There are some regulations that are completely necessary, however too many are far-reaching or harmful to business and prevent job growth. Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district talked about harmful regulations on the house floor that ended with applause.
Nobody should ever expect no regulation, we just must find some middle ground of common sense regulations. In Washington, as the State level and local level finding common sense can sometimes be a challenge. Red tape from any level of government can cost business too much, it kills jobs or prevents someone from expanding a business. These usually affect small business ten times more than large companies who can afford to plow through the endless regulations.
Obama and the Coal Industry
The Obama administration has directly gone after the coal industry with new regulations in trying to destroy our most abundant resource for energy. The goal to push green energy while waging a war against all other forms of energy they disagree with. EPA administrator Curtis “Curt” Spalding for region one was speaking at Yale University, New Haven, CT when talking about new regulations.
“Lisa Jackson has put forth a very powerful message to the country. Just two days ago, the decision on greenhouse gas performance standard and saying basically gas plants are the performance standard which means if you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem. That was a huge decision,”
He continued on talking about how tough this decision was, although I'm not sure how tough it was for someone whose job doesn't depend on it. He also said: "She had to do what the law and policy suggested. And it’s painful. It’s painful every step of the way."
They basically hung the coal industry you are the enemy of this White House, that we won't be supporting jobs in this industry. The people who depend on coal, both for jobs and Energy have been outraged, the main stream media has ignored the attacks on the coal industry. The EPA is just one of many regulatory agencies that congress has surrendered its control to. In the past these decisions would have only come from congress, they have relinquished their constitutional power to unelected bureaucrats who work for the president.
This goes along with the goal of the progressive left to implement cap-and-trade, which they are implementing through the regulatory agencies. In Obama's own words in 2008 tells everyone all they need to know.
You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know — Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.
The regulatory agencies are out of control under Obama, implementing policy to enforce his vision of what America is and should be. You can also read about a Oregon man given thirty days in jail for collecting rain water on his property.