Is this ever true.
This is one of the reasons I think no reasonable person can just flat out hate Trump. Jeb Bush never would have talked about this. No one said anything about this before.
Yes he’s got issues. He is a mixed bag. But sometimes he is on the money. Like here.
Not far from a place I know pretty well.
I have family that comes from very near coal country. Times have been tough there. But Obama was only part of the problem. Natural gas is just a much better alternative to coal. The market has made this determination. Thanks to the fracking revolution we have plentiful (and much cleaner) natural gas.
Reviving coal artificially (which likely won’t happen anyway) is not smart.
One must also remember that the more regulations there are the bigger the opportunity for large vested interests to game the regs.
Regulations and taxation are strangling our economy. Like the kudzu growing in the hills around my home, red tape grows and grows leaching nutrients from the economic soil and blocking the sun that is needed for new businesses and ventures to grow.
It’s probably not surprising to regular readers of this website either.
Big business LOVES government. It in many respects LOVES regulations. Whose lobbyists do you think write the regulations?
Regs often game the system toward the connected and entrenched. A Federal subsidy here. A new regulation that shuts out up and coming companies and technology there.
Cutting regulations is good for the economy. It’s good for small and medium sized businesses. It isn’t always so good for the behemoths that have teams of people working the politicians on Capitol Hill.
Believe it or not Canada, that’s right Canada, started this red tape cutting trend. We posted about Canada’s so called “1 for 1” regulation scheme in the spring of 2015. The law stated that for any new reg implemented an old reg had to be repealed.
Our readers loved the idea. But some readers said that a “1 for 1” deal didn’t take things far enough. Apparently President Trump agrees with them.
The busybodies must by their nature remain “busy.” (Usually to the detriment of the people around them.) That’s why we must reduce the number of government busybodies. It’s the only way to keep these people in line. They’ll never stop. They’ll never regulate themselves. Their natural tendency is to insert themselves into every nook and cranny of life.
See this what happens when one doesn’t license dog walkers. Before you know it dogs are walking each other. Then all hell breaks loose.
First off – I love dogs. I’ve had them all my life. I even had one in college. My dog Sabina, who truly is a companion is sleeping at my feet at this moment. But dogs are not people. They are not children. They are dogs.
Second – When did Seattle lose its mind?
According to Trump’s 7 point plan for the first 100 days he wants to institute a requirement that;
“for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated.”
In Canada they did something similar recently (though it was only one regulation removed for each one created) and a few months ago ACC argued that we should try a similar tack in the USA. ACC would have been happy with a 1 for 1,
Mackey is almost too sane. I enjoy listening to him and his analysis on pretty much everything is almost always excellent.