Statements about Regulation
"Three of our cities are among the top five worst cities in the U.S. for asthma."
Says we could have saved ourselves the cost of building the Powell Butte water reservoir.
"Every time the weight of that vehicle is reduced by a hundred pounds, your chances of dying are going to go up by about 5 percent. Peel three hundred pounds off – you’re 15 percent more likely to die in that car."
"We supported the first new nuclear power plant in three decades."
"As Virginia’s governor, Allen cut spending and waste with bipartisan support."
After Arizona banned smoking in "all public places" in 2007, "admissions for acute myocardial infarction … stroke, asthma, [and] angina decreased following the implementation of the ban."
"We are poised to get rid of over 1,000 more regulations in 2012."
Says she "wiped out" the state Agriculture Department’s inspections of eggs at retail sites like grocery stores.
"We're only inches away from no longer being a free economy."
An independent payment advisory board created by in the health care reform law is "like a Medicare IRS with the power to cut Medicare in order to pay for new government programs."
A Republican-led softening of firearms training rules means that "untrained individuals" would be allowed to carry guns with a state permit.
The United States' regulations "are among the most difficult in the world."
The EPA "wants to hire 230,000 new government regulators that will cost the taxpayer $21 billion."
Appalachian Power Company is making "record profits."
In the early 1960s, all levels of government were "consuming about 27 percent of the U.S. economy," a number that has risen to 37 percent today. With that trendline, "we cease at some point to be a free economy."
"We're inches away from no longer having a free economy."
"There are 30,000 people that have been killed with seat belts."
"The Federal Register - which houses all Washington regulations - is 34,000 pages in length and weighs in at more than 340 pounds."
"What I have done -- and this is unprecedented ... is I've said to each agency ... 'look at regulations that are already on the books and if they don't make sense, let's get rid of them.'"
The budget for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "is only about 1 percent of the amount banks generate just from late fees and overdraft fees."
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