Statements about Regulation
Next year, "you will be mandated by federal law to get rid of your existing light bulbs."
"The Democrats have already voted to ban our conventional light bulbs ... in favor of dangerous fluorescent light bulbs."
Says the Texas Board of Nursing has a backlog of "3,000 complaints against nurses, many of them sexual assaults, malfeasance."
"[Appalachian Power] wants another 10 percent rate increase. The compensation package for CEO Mike Morris rose 22 percent to $8.7 million in 2010."
A cap-and-trade bill would "destroy over 50,000 jobs in Virginia."
"The only segment in the beer market that is growing is the craft beer segment."
"Oil production from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico reached an all-time high" in 2010.
A bill that would halt the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases would help "stop rising gas prices."
A telephone company will no longer have to provide landline service to customers if there is an alternative provider, including wireless.
A telecom bill could keep the State Corporation Commission from getting rate-of-return information from electric utilities.
Says government is a barrier to innovation and development.
The federal government "now tells us which light bulbs to buy."
The financial regulatory bill "will kill jobs."
There are "10 or 20 deaths a year from foodborne illness" in the United States.
Cities like Seattle have decided to ban food carts.
New food safety legislation will regulate backyard gardening.
Says you can buy four light bulbs for $1.99 at Walmart, while a single compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) costs "$10 a pop."
Says Washington's reach extends to "even telling us what kind of light bulb we can use."
Stabilizing the recent financial crisis "will cost less than 1 percent of GDP," which is less than the 2.5 percent to fix the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s.
Pat Toomey "still supports privatizing Social Security."
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