What is it With Republicans and Regulations?

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“For congressional Republicans, it’s regulation-hunting season.” So says Jason Plautz in THE NATIONAL JOURNAL. http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/10-environmental-regulations-the-republican-congress-wants-to-kill-20150205 In this article, Plautz cites 10 environmental regulations that Republicans want to address in this Congress. Why are GOP so keen on rolling back regulations on corporations? I believe the answer is simple. Follow the money trail. The same industries that GOP plan to de-regulate also happen to be heavy campaign contributors.

The same thing is true with regulations on the banking industry and Wall Street. Last month they tried to roll back regulations on Wall Street, but they were blocked by Democrats.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/house-republican-push-to-roll-back-wall-street-regulations-fails-1420670814

The hypocrisy of the Republicans, however,  is evident regarding regulations as they are avid supporters of regulations when it comes to marriage equality, voting, abortion and other social issues that do not have large corporations as supporters.  Even Jon Stewart was quick to point out the blatant hypocrisy of the GOP on regulations.  Stewart skewers the GOP on their myth of favoring small government.  http://www.forwardprogressives.com/jon-stewart-slams-idiot-republicans-hypocrisy-government-regulations-video/

Imagine, if you will, a world where corporations were free of regulations. Does that sound like a utopia to you or a recipe for disaster?  Democrats know that our economy only works when there are rules in place to ensure fairness and opportunity for all.

If you’ve never really read it, I encourage you to download and read the Deomcratic Party Platform 2012.  It clearly shows the major differences between Democrats and Republicans. Then, after reading it, I hope you will be inspired to work to elect Democrats.

http://www.democrats.org/democratic-national-platform

Pat Taylor Fuller has a blogspot named Pat’s Commentary
http://pageposts1123.blogspot.com/

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