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    PODCAST: Regulatory Roundup! Regulation matters.

    I sat down with Dr. Wayne Brough to talk regulation this week. How much does it cost? How much damage is this administration doing? Here are some highlights:

    Click here to listen!

    Obviously, the spending debate has been at the forefront of public opion, but we cannot ignore regulation.

    • Regulations are a hidden tax.  One study found that the total cost of regulation in 2010 was $1.75 trillion.
    • Regulations can raise prices and hamper businesses at a time when economic recovery is paramount.

    Obama has launched one of the most aggressive regulatory agendas of any president.

    • His administration has already issued 75 major rules, costling $40 billion.
    • New regulations coming for ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank financial reform, the EPA Train Wreck

    EPA is prime example of regulatory overkill

    • Ozone rule—tightening the standard two years into the review cycle.
      • New standards will somewhere between 70ppb and 60ppb.
      • At these levels, 75 to 90 percent of the counties that have monitors will be out of attainment.
      • Results vary by region. In Ohio, every county would be out of attainment.
      • Out of attainment, then a State Implementation Plan (SIP) must be adopted.
      • Costly and expands EPA authority.  Maybe even a FIP will be required.


    This is just the tip of the iceberg. 40 more rules in waiting at the EPA. Billions of dollars and millions in lost jobs.

    Click here to listen!

    1 comments
    christian kowalski
    08/20/2011

    After the "Fire Geithner" article another one that get's straight to it.Again-couldn't agree more.