30 Aug '11, 2pm

Death Of A Talking Point? Regulations Actually Create Jobs

Death Of A Talking Point? Regulations Actually Create Jobs

For years, the Republican Party in America has been on a crusade against what they call “job killing regulations.” A quick Google search for the phrase “job killing regulations ” returns 368,000 results – many from official Republican Party sources and some others attempting to debunk this talking point. The phrase “Job killing regulations” has been a consistent battle cry for GOP Congressmembers in their war against workplace safety and environmental protections. True to form, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) echoed this sentiment on Monday with his reference to "job-destroying regulations " in a memo about the Republican plan to further gut the Environmental Protection Agency . While this talking point is used to berate a lot of different government protections, from checks and balances applied to Wall Street, to product safety laws, to measures safeguarding cons...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/death-talking-point-regulations...

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