Statements about Regulation

"EPA officials have commended (Koch Industries) for our ‘commitment to a cleaner environment’ and called us ‘a model for other companies.’ "

"By using a little-known loophole ... Obama minions are allowing Nestle Company to export precious fresh water out of Lake Michigan."

Says new Medicare billing guidelines "have nine codes for (injuries by) turkeys."

"We have a federal government that thinks they have the authority to regulate our toilet seats."

"Scientists tell us that we could have a cure in 10 years for Alzheimer's" were it not for "overzealous regulators, excessive taxation and greedy litigators."

"We have no regulation of drones in the United States in their commercial use."

"Regulations have quadrupled. The rate of regulations quadrupled under this president."

Says "President Obama and his National Labor Relations Board" sued Boeing over its decision to open a plant in South Carolina.

"A Gallup report recently said that nearly 50 percent of small business owners aren't hiring because of what they call ‘regulatory uncertainty.’"

"We're only inches away from no longer being a free economy."

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."

"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."

"We're going to be looking at $8 billion a day that we're going to be pouring into foreign countries in order to import that make-up fuel that we're going to need to take the place of what we could have gotten out of the gulf."

We are looking at "150,000 barrels (of oil) per day less next year, and 200,000 barrels per day less being able to be developed from the gulf the year after" because of the moratorium on new drilling enacted by the Obama administration.

"We are only inches away from ceasing to be a free market economy."

"Less than two years ago, we made a commitment to repay the U.S. . . .taxpayers in full, and today we made good on that promise."

Compact fluorescent light bulbs are "toxic" and "not environmentally friendly."

"The new light bulbs will cost roughly six times the cost of the light bulbs we now use."

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