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Dean Calls For New Controls on Business, Democrat Seeks 'Re-Regulation'
Washington Post ^ | 11/19/2003 | Jim VandeHei

Posted on 11/19/2003 9:04:54 AM PST by adam_az

HOUSTON, Nov. 18 -- After years of government deregulation of energy markets, telecommunications, the airlines and other major industries, Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean is proposing a significant reversal: a comprehensive "re-regulation" of U.S. businesses.

The former Vermont governor said he would reverse the trend toward deregulation pursued by recent presidents -- including, in some respects, Bill Clinton -- to help restore faith in scandal-plagued U.S. corporations and better protect U.S. workers.

In an interview around midnight Monday on his campaign plane with a small group of reporters, Dean listed likely targets for what he dubbed as his "re-regulation" campaign: utilities, large media companies and any business that offers stock options. Dean did not rule out "re-regulating" the telecommunications industry, too.

He also said a Dean administration would require new workers' standards, a much broader right to unionize and new "transparency" requirements for corporations that go beyond the recently enacted Sarbanes-Oxley law.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: howarddean
Vladimir Dean shows his true colors.

Ted Kennedy wants to raise the minimum wage (IE throw the poorest out of work and increase unemployment to get more people dependent on welfare IE increase the size of the 'Rat electoral base)

Dean wants to make it more expensive to do business in the US, which will move more jobs overseas, where there is less regulation. It will also kill foreign investment into the US.

Their cry is, "It's the worst economy in 50 years!"

The corollary is, their proscriptions followed would bring us the worst economy since the 1930's.

1 posted on 11/19/2003 9:04:54 AM PST by adam_az
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To: adam_az
Vladamir Dean is right. We've been attempting to get the Dead hand of government out of various industries since the late 1970's. Deregulation has been ongoing for the last 30 years and is one of the major reasons we had success in the 1990's.

People are right to be upset about dishonest business practices, but I see them as a law enforcement issue, not a regulatory one.
2 posted on 11/19/2003 9:10:57 AM PST by .cnI redruM ('Bread and Circuses' ...Fun until you run out of dough.)
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To: adam_az
Hey give the guy a break, he's just looking after "the little guy" after all central planning and government control worked so well in the U.S.S.R. why wouldn't we want to give it a try here?
3 posted on 11/19/2003 9:11:58 AM PST by marlon
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To: .cnI redruM
Dean is using Marxist "Class Warfare" arguments.
4 posted on 11/19/2003 9:14:12 AM PST by adam_az
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To: adam_az
More government regulation of business? This may be a good idea. Our Governor Davis tried it here in California, and it worked really well for us, and made him a very popular guy.
5 posted on 11/19/2003 9:14:13 AM PST by Califelephant
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To: adam_az
Here's an idea........how about we "NATIONALIZE" everything.
6 posted on 11/19/2003 9:14:41 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: adam_az
United we stand. Devided, idiots like Dean get elected.
7 posted on 11/19/2003 9:16:45 AM PST by .cnI redruM ('Bread and Circuses' ...Fun until you run out of dough.)
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To: adam_az
Oh great, re-regulation, isn't that what Davis tried in the California energy crisis? Dean could have chosen a better word. Well, maybe not, we can use this one to OUR best advantage.
8 posted on 11/19/2003 9:18:00 AM PST by Eva
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To: .cnI redruM
United we stand. Devided, idiots like Dean get elected.

Dean's no idiot. He knows EXACTLY what he's doing.
9 posted on 11/19/2003 9:21:00 AM PST by adam_az
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To: adam_az
"We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions." --Adolf Hitler

(Speech of May 1, 1927. Quoted by Toland, 1976, p. 306)
10 posted on 11/19/2003 9:30:00 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: .cnI redruM; Poohbah; Texas_Dawg; Chancellor Palpatine; rdb3; dighton; Catspaw; wimpycat; ...
If I were a Chamber of Commerce head, I'd be readying the big guns to tell Americans what "re-regulation" would cost them.

When politicians tax, spend, and regulate like there is no tomorrow, businesses either shut down or they cut costs.

PhiKapMom, give this a ping.
11 posted on 11/19/2003 9:38:31 AM PST by hchutch ("I don't see what the big deal is, I really don't." - Major Vic Deakins, USAF (ret.))
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To: adam_az
You might be a metrosexual redneck if:

... you think of Brooklyn as the Deep South.

12 posted on 11/19/2003 9:42:20 AM PST by TigersEye (Regime change in the courts. - Impeach activist judges!)
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To: hchutch
I don't about the Chambers of Commerce outside of N. California.

The ones in N. California for the most part are controlled by elitist leftists who work 24/7 to keep competition out of their towns. Then, they donate money to the democrats to vote them in as mayors and city council members. Many of these rat CCs supported Davis and opposed his removal.

I hope that it is different in other areas, but my cousins, nephews and nieces tell me it is basically the same where they live in other states.
13 posted on 11/19/2003 9:42:29 AM PST by Grampa Dave (George Soros, the Evil Daddy Warbucks, has owned the DemonicRats for decades!)
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To: adam_az; BOBTHENAILER; Liz; SierraWasp; tubebender; Ernest_at_the_Beach; PhiKapMom; Jeff Head; ...
Thanks for posting this adam.

For the rest of you who believe in capitalism, this is another warning sign re Metro Sexual Howie.

You can bet your last untaxed $ that he is/will be controlled by the Watermelon Jihadists who hate capitalism and would round up all us to live in Goron voting cities and feed us Soylent green and ride the buses that may run twice a day.

He sounds more like Jimmy Carter everyday. If that doesn't scare you, then you are on the wrong web site.
14 posted on 11/19/2003 9:47:31 AM PST by Grampa Dave (George Soros, the Evil Daddy Warbucks, has owned the DemonicRats for decades!)
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To: Grampa Dave
The Left's corrupted that, too?

Sheesh...
15 posted on 11/19/2003 9:47:50 AM PST by hchutch ("I don't see what the big deal is, I really don't." - Major Vic Deakins, USAF (ret.))
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To: Grampa Dave
I heard recently on a talk-radio station that there are over 13 MILLION federal laws. Why are we allowing this? WE are responsible for change!

That doesn't include state and municipal laws.

Re-regulation is bound to be redundant. The current atmosphere is a nightmare, and Dean proposes a nightmare on top of a nightmare...this is insanity, in my opinion.
16 posted on 11/19/2003 9:47:58 AM PST by Judith Anne (Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
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To: Judith Anne
Those of us who have opposed most if not all of these laws on top laws have had no voice.

The left wing maggots who control the media have made most of these laws look like the second coming of FDR. Anyone who dares to oppose these new laws has been either ignored or made to look like an evil rich/right wing conservative in by the mediots.
17 posted on 11/19/2003 9:51:39 AM PST by Grampa Dave (George Soros, the Evil Daddy Warbucks, has owned the DemonicRats for decades!)
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To: adam_az
Ah. So now the Deanster isn't content to stay the socialist course. He is expanding his horizons into fascism.

I, for one, am only only surprised in that it took him this long to show his hand.
18 posted on 11/19/2003 9:51:55 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (There is nothing Democratic about the Democrat party.)
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To: hchutch
Check on your local CC with conservatives who own businesses and get back to me. I would like to hear about some good ones that still believe in capitalism not fascism.
19 posted on 11/19/2003 9:52:52 AM PST by Grampa Dave (George Soros, the Evil Daddy Warbucks, has owned the DemonicRats for decades!)
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To: Grampa Dave
You're right, it's regulation without representation...

We DID oppose some of these laws--the ones we knew about, but this is really insane.

Sometimes I wonder where I live...
20 posted on 11/19/2003 9:53:47 AM PST by Judith Anne (Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
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To: hchutch
Yes. Supply-side economics works - in both directions. Dean would shift aggregate supply leftward just as effectively as the Arab Oil Embargo did in the 1970s. I guess the Democrats are determined to bring back stagflation along with the putrid fashions of that horrid decade.
21 posted on 11/19/2003 9:54:10 AM PST by mywholebodyisaweapon
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To: Grampa Dave
Look at how much George Soros is donating. That is going to be one heck of a marker he could call in.
22 posted on 11/19/2003 9:55:05 AM PST by hchutch ("I don't see what the big deal is, I really don't." - Major Vic Deakins, USAF (ret.))
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To: finnman69
Thank you. I have been looking for this speech and the references re when and where for a couple of years.

"We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions." --Adolf Hitler

(Speech of May 1, 1927. Quoted by Toland, 1976, p. 306)

23 posted on 11/19/2003 9:55:38 AM PST by Grampa Dave (George Soros, the Evil Daddy Warbucks, has owned the DemonicRats for decades!)
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To: adam_az
All You Ever Needed To Know About Re-Regulation:

Pythagorean Theorem: 24 Words
Lord's Prayer: 66 Words
Archemides' Principle: 67 Words
10 Commandments: 179 Words
Gettysburg Address: 286 Words
Declaration of Independence: 1,300 Words
U.S.C. RUles on Sale of Cabbages: 26,911 Words

That's BEFORE Howard Dean re-regulates cabage sales.
24 posted on 11/19/2003 9:57:55 AM PST by .cnI redruM ('Bread and Circuses' ...Fun until you run out of dough.)
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To: Grampa Dave
click these links for more:

http://russp.org/nazis.html
http://constitutionalistnc.tripod.com/hitler-leftist/index.html
http://www.hitler.org/writings/programme/
http://www.hitler.org/
25 posted on 11/19/2003 10:01:05 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: adam_az
Dean is using Marxist DemocRAT Party "Class Warfare" arguments.
26 posted on 11/19/2003 10:01:46 AM PST by N. Theknow (Be a glowworm, a glowworm's never glum, cuz how can you be grumpy when the sun shines out your bum.)
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To: adam_az
Yeah boy! Lets move some more companies over to Asia! How about Wall Street too!
27 posted on 11/19/2003 10:01:53 AM PST by international american
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To: finnman69

A recent Howard Dean Meetup event.
28 posted on 11/19/2003 10:03:26 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Grampa Dave
Metro Sexual Howie ~ Sucks ~ Big Time!

The lunatic left are the only things that need regulating!
29 posted on 11/19/2003 10:09:14 AM PST by blackie
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To: finnman69
Thanks, they will be added to my home page collection re the reality that the Nazis were the first National Socialists not conservatives as the left tries sell us.
30 posted on 11/19/2003 10:15:18 AM PST by Grampa Dave (George Soros, the Evil Daddy Warbucks, has owned the DemonicRats for decades!)
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To: adam_az
When is he going to release his Five Year Plan to augment agricultural and industrial output by the proleteriat masses?
31 posted on 11/19/2003 10:17:19 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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To: blackie
Yep it is past time to neuter the Lunatic Left and to "regulate them"!
32 posted on 11/19/2003 10:18:14 AM PST by Grampa Dave (George Soros, the Evil Daddy Warbucks, has owned the DemonicRats for decades!)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
I'm sure that his Watermelon Jihadist buddies like Club Sierra have that plan ready for him to announce.
33 posted on 11/19/2003 10:19:17 AM PST by Grampa Dave (George Soros, the Evil Daddy Warbucks, has owned the DemonicRats for decades!)
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To: marlon
Using the word "Arrogance" in various pundit tomes ignores the fact that the Dimbulbs really believe that the idea of socialism is right. Just need these arrogant smarty pants to make it happen. What's a few million lives in the trek to Utopia?
34 posted on 11/19/2003 10:20:09 AM PST by Young Werther
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To: Grampa Dave
Neuter the lunatic left ~ Bump!
35 posted on 11/19/2003 10:23:39 AM PST by blackie
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To: hchutch
You posted: Look at how much George Soros is donating. That is going to be one heck of a marker he could call in.

Now look at my tag line!:)

t is amazing how up to speed a large % of Freepers have become re Soros. Just a few months ago when I blamed him for something, I would get kidding replies and some not so kidding. Now I get pings from all over when Soros is highlighted in a new thread or comments, thanking me for my early warnings or to let me know about the latest.

36 posted on 11/19/2003 10:29:57 AM PST by Grampa Dave (George Soros, the Evil Daddy Warbucks, has owned the DemonicRats for decades!)
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To: Grampa Dave
See? We finally have a little white collar law enforcement action to sweep up the residue of the Clinton, Clinton & Gore, Inc. maladministration and the Commonista pricks use it to whip up a fervor to overburden free-markets to USSR status!!!

Their goal is "The USSA!" If Teddy Roosevelt were alive today and doing what's being done to clean up Wall Street, they'd be doing the same thing and the Media Commonistas would be helping, BIGTIME!!!

37 posted on 11/19/2003 10:41:36 AM PST by SierraWasp (Look!!! No more tag line!!! I put some botox on it, then some collegen, just to be sure!!!)
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To: SierraWasp
USSAR~
38 posted on 11/19/2003 10:49:15 AM PST by Grampa Dave (George Soros, the Evil Daddy Warbucks, has owned the DemonicRats for decades!)
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To: Grampa Dave; hchutch
“I certainly would reverse media deregulation,” Dean said. “I would go back to the limitations on how many stations you can own in a given market.”

"For instance, Fox News would immediately be abolished in place of a network owned by my friend, George Soros. Actually there really only needs to be ONE Network, owned and controlled by me, your future fuhrer, er, President." Mr. Dean went on.

I hope this gets wide airplay, as it will ensure his total annhilation.

39 posted on 11/19/2003 11:33:35 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in groups or whole armies.....we don't care how we getcha, but we will)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
One week after he takes office the Captitol building is burned down and a Freeper is arrested as the perp.
40 posted on 11/19/2003 11:36:59 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: adam_az
That kind of rhetoric is driving Moderates to the Right. I believe there is going to be future rude awakenings come November 04.
41 posted on 11/19/2003 11:41:35 AM PST by Search4Truth (When a man lies he murders some part of the world.)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
We need him to be annihilated AFTER the nomination, not before it. If we all need a "happy place" to go to when the news gets bad, think about how Hillary! is grinding her teeth when she hears Howie blabber on!
42 posted on 11/19/2003 11:46:26 AM PST by hunter112 ((my humble apologies to the Beatles!))
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To: BOBTHENAILER; hchutch; Dog; Dog Gone; Ernest_at_the_Beach; finnman69
We have known all along that Metro Howie was a socialists.

His current stands show that he is now a new National Socialist Fascist just like his role model, Hitler.

>"We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions." --Adolf Hitler

(Speech of May 1, 1927. Quoted by Toland, 1976, p. 306)

The above quote posted today by finnman69.

43 posted on 11/19/2003 11:46:30 AM PST by Grampa Dave (George Soros, the Evil Daddy Warbucks, has owned the DemonicRats for decades!)
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To: Semper Paratus
One week after he takes office the Captitol building is burned down and a Freeper is arrested as the perp.

Perfect. ROFLMAO

44 posted on 11/19/2003 12:14:56 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in groups or whole armies.....we don't care how we getcha, but we will)
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To: hunter112
think about how Hillary! is grinding her teeth when she hears Howie blabber on!

That is indeed a happy place.

45 posted on 11/19/2003 12:19:27 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in groups or whole armies.....we don't care how we getcha, but we will)
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To: adam_az
Spoken like a TRUE socialist/marxist!
46 posted on 11/19/2003 12:20:26 PM PST by PISANO (God Bless our Troops........They will not TIRE-They will not falter-They will NOT FAIL)
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To: Grampa Dave; finnman69
His current stands show that he is now a new National Socialist Fascist just like his role model, Hitler.

Great job Finnman69 on your Hitler quote.

47 posted on 11/19/2003 12:35:57 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in groups or whole armies.....we don't care how we getcha, but we will)
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To: finnman69; Grampa Dave
Thanks for the Links and the dialogue.

The Demoncratic party is moving dangerously to the left!
48 posted on 11/19/2003 1:28:42 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Davis is now out of Arnoold's Office , Bout Time!!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
They have been left all of my adult life.

Thanks to the internet, Drudge, Fox news and conservative talk radio, we are just more aware of how left they are.
49 posted on 11/19/2003 1:38:49 PM PST by Grampa Dave (George Soros, the Evil Daddy Warbucks, has owned the DemonicRats for decades!)
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