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Posted on 11/22/2011 10:17:14 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Democrat criticizes Obama for '4,200 pages' of pending regulations By Joshua Altman - 11/22/11 12:29 PM ET
Former Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln (Ark.) attacked the Obama administration Tuesday for proposing a litany of new regulations she says are hurting the economy.
"Youve got 4,200 pages of pending, new regulations to be put on the books that just create huge uncertainty, Lincoln said.
Lincoln lost her reelection bid last year to Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) and is now chairwoman of the Small Businesses for Sensible Regulations campaign at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
The former two-term senator said in August that the goal of the NFIB campaign is to "encourage the administration to take the opportunity now to look at the ways that you can interject things that will create more efficient and effective regulations."
Republicans on Capitol Hill and on the presidential campaign trail have hammered the White House on regulations, claiming "job-killing" rules are holding back the economic recovery and depressing business investment. House Republicans made a drive to eliminate regulations the centerpiece of their fall jobs campaign.
Despite her push to reduce the number of regulations, Lincoln said she does not support eliminating federal agencies, as some of the Republican presidential candidates have proposed.
This is not a group that is about eliminating agencies or eliminating all regulation. This is a group that understands that clean air and clean water and safety in the workplace are important, but you got to be reasonable about what were doing here in terms of what its costing small businesses and big businesses.
God, please give us relief from this oppressive regime.
Regulations >>>$$$>>> Crony Capitalists
Business owners DO have certainty.
They are certain that the POTUS is outspokenly hostile towards free enterprise, views profits as an evil to be redistributed, and is inherently suspicious of business in general. He even called his time in the private sector as like being among “the enemy”.
Business owners are quite certain of the current climate - which is why they won’t be hiring anyone until this wet blanket is defeated.
“Former Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln (Ark.)”
Because she never said/or did anything about regulation when she was a senator, lying beotch!
Now that she has become a LOBBYIST she changes her tune (again)!
Interesting sidelight - in perusing left-wing publications and websites lately, I have seen a number of common themes being pushed by the Progressive leadership organizations. One of these themes is that government regulations do not truly cost jobs, and business tax rates do not influence either hiring or choice of location.
Apparently, economic "studies" are being used to support these claims and then disseminated to the news media as having come from "non-partisan" think tanks (e.g. - the Economic Policy Institute) , which are of course anything but "non-partisan".
4,200 more communists rules.
Although Arkansans Opposed Obamacare, Lincoln Was The Deciding Vote On The Senate Legislation THREE Times:
Lincoln Voted For Cloture On The Managers Amendment To The Obama-Reid Health Care Legislation In The Senate. (H.R. 3590, CQ Vote #385: Motion agreed to 60-40: R 0-40; D58-0; I 2-0, 12/21/09, Lincoln Voted Yea)
Lincoln Voted For Cloture On Obamacare. (H.R. 3590, CQ Vote #395: Motion Agreed To 60-39: R 0-39; D 58-0; I 2-0, 12/23/09, Lincoln Voted Yea)
Lincoln Was Obamas 60th Vote On Obamacare. (H.R. 3590, CQ Vote #396: Passed 60-39: R 0-39; D 58-0; I 2-0, 12/24/09, Lincoln Voted Yea)
Sixty-Two Percent (62%) Of Arkansas Voters Favor Repeal Of The Health Care Bill, Including 51% Who Strongly Favor It. Only 30% oppose repeal, with 20% who are Strongly Opposed. (Rasmussen Reports, www.rasmussenreports.com, Survey Of 500 Likely Voters, 10/4/10)
As I’ve posted before....law upon law, upon law, upon......
Besides the fact that she hasn't lived in Arkansas in years. She lives in Virginia with her wealthy doctor husband and twin sons (both young environmentalists).
Good point..I tend to agree with you..you don’t hire lobbyists to speak to the choir..you want them to try and win some votes over to your side...so who better than Blanche to try and swing some blue dawgs...
Some how, some where is their is a distant cousin working as a consultant or clerk at the latest green energy company....
HEY! Robo-voter Blanche! Yeah, YOU!
Nice try to change the color of your spots, but WE remember your robo-votes when you were in the Peoples House in the District of Corruption!
You failed us when it counted, so remember that actions then speak louder than words now.
Did Senator Lincoln happen to explain why she voted in favor of those regulations?
So. this Think Tank job is Blanche's reward for selling out the United States taxpayers? This job is her quid pro quo for voting YES on Obamacare despite the screaming NO of her consitituents?
Blanche, go the he[[.
She’s probably just upset that the number isn’t much higher.
This MUST be a misprint./s