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Democrat criticizes Obama for '4,200 pages' of pending regulations
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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.

"You’ve 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 we’re doing here in terms of what it’s costing small businesses and big businesses.”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: arkansas; blanchelincoln; johnboozman; obama; regulations

1 posted on 11/22/2011 10:17:15 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
4,200 pages?!!!

God, please give us relief from this oppressive regime.

2 posted on 11/22/2011 10:23:59 AM PST by gettinolder (Smashed lips save ships.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Regulations >>>$$$>>> Crony Capitalists


3 posted on 11/22/2011 10:26:10 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


4 posted on 11/22/2011 10:27:20 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“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)!


5 posted on 11/22/2011 10:36:16 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver
Good for her. There remain a few sane Democrats out there, especially in the South and Midwest.

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".

6 posted on 11/22/2011 10:36:16 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Sub-Driver

4,200 more communists rules.


7 posted on 11/22/2011 10:42:40 AM PST by Logical me
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To: andy58-in-nh

Although Arkansans Opposed Obamacare, Lincoln Was The Deciding Vote On The Senate Legislation THREE Times:

•Lincoln Voted For Cloture On The Manager’s 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 Obama’s 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)

http://tinyurl.com/7eyfcc3


8 posted on 11/22/2011 10:48:01 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

As I’ve posted before....law upon law, upon law, upon......


9 posted on 11/22/2011 11:01:12 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: kcvl
That's why she's a former Senator from Arkansas. In fairness, Harry Reid was there twisting her arm, threatening to withhold campaign funds, and God knows what else. Not that it mattered in the end - Boozman beat her handily even while being outspent by nearly 9-1. Now that she's in private life, maybe - maybe - Blanche Lincoln can see how damaging even the looming prospect of ObamaCare has been to job creation.
10 posted on 11/22/2011 11:09:15 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
No, she is getting PAID to say what she is saying today. Who knows what the evil beotch really believes. I doubt she even knows.

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).

11 posted on 11/22/2011 11:14:46 AM PST by kcvl
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To: andy58-in-nh

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...


12 posted on 11/22/2011 11:16:06 AM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: Sub-Driver
Love to know how many of her and all the Dem's in the Senates relatives are working for organs that will benefit from all this legislation...

Some how, some where is their is a distant cousin working as a consultant or clerk at the latest green energy company....

13 posted on 11/22/2011 11:27:09 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


14 posted on 11/22/2011 11:31:31 AM PST by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: kcvl

Not Virginia!!!!!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!


15 posted on 11/22/2011 11:33:38 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did Senator Lincoln happen to explain why she voted in favor of those regulations?


16 posted on 11/22/2011 11:39:41 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Sub-Driver

http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/bobbeauprez/2011/08/25/4200_new_regulations_in_obama_pipeline-_so_far


17 posted on 11/22/2011 11:39:41 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Sub-Driver
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).

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[[.

18 posted on 11/22/2011 11:41:59 AM PST by BAW (Not Romney. No. No. No. No. No.)
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To: Hoodat

She’s probably just upset that the number isn’t much higher.


19 posted on 11/22/2011 11:43:20 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

DEMOCRATS?

This MUST be a misprint./s


20 posted on 11/22/2011 11:43:58 AM PST by marty60
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To: WayneS

She probably lives in the ‘Maryland’ part of Virginia - Arlington.


21 posted on 11/22/2011 11:45:10 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: kcvl

Three damned times that b!tch could’ve stopped Obamacare in its tracks, but voted against the wishes of the people of Arkansas to serve her Dear Leader anyway.


22 posted on 11/22/2011 11:57:35 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: All

This idiot helped empower Obama which is why she is an “ex”Senator.
Hopefully Mark “The Dufus” Pryor will follow her.


23 posted on 11/22/2011 11:57:35 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: WayneS
Blanche Lincoln, The Senator From Virginia

Senator Lincoln, the person who’s spent her whole campaign trying to scare people about Bill Halter being rich and childishly calling him “Dollar Bill,” has a home worth over 2 million bucks IN VIRGINIA!

HERE

24 posted on 11/22/2011 11:58:34 AM PST by kcvl
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To: andy58-in-nh
Now that she's in private life, maybe - maybe - Blanche Lincoln can see how damaging even the looming prospect of ObamaCare has been to job creation.

Dubious possibility at best. She is a democrat, and democrats are for what furthers the cause of 1) The Party; and 2) Big government.

NOTHING else matters to them.

25 posted on 11/22/2011 11:59:53 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: WayneS

SALES PRICE 7/15/2005

$2,275,000

LINCOLN, STEPHEN R

RPC: 04011507 Neighborhood: 503035

Address: 3942 27th RD N

Owner Name and Address:
LINCOLN STEPHEN R
LOT 3
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3942 27TH RD N

20,655 SQ FT
ARLINGTON,VA 22207

http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/realestate/reassessments/scripts/Inquiry.asp?action=view&lrsn=58131

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http://www.givf.com/aboutgivf/medicalteam.shtml


26 posted on 11/22/2011 12:03:44 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Maverick68

“Hopefully Mark “The Dufus” Pryor will follow her.”

DUMB is an understatement. Riding daddy’s coattails all these years and still stupid as a rock.


27 posted on 11/22/2011 12:07:12 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver
Small Businesses for Sensible Regulations campaign at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

What are "sensible" regulations?

28 posted on 11/22/2011 12:22:01 PM PST by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: Sub-Driver
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29 posted on 11/22/2011 12:32:28 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Obozo deserves another term: IN LEAVENWORTH. 25 to life sounds about right!)
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To: Sub-Driver

NFIB is living in a pipe dream if they think Berry gives them one ounce of deference. It’s a wonder there’s not more pages of regs.. and no doubt, there’s more to come.


30 posted on 11/22/2011 12:41:36 PM PST by Track9
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To: Sub-Driver
If we could only reincarnate "The Gipper,"
31 posted on 11/22/2011 12:42:44 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: gettinolder

It’s all part of their jobs program, many people will need to be hired to monitor compliance with the new regulations. Left wingers are so smart it is amazing, I would never have thought of such a clever way to open up new jobs.

CLOSED CAPTIONED FOR THE SARCASM IMPAIRED.


32 posted on 11/22/2011 12:47:44 PM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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To: ScottinVA

You know what? There are still a few Democrats left who haven’t been totally corrupted by the radical Marxist infestation. I know a couple. Each year, though - especially as the WWII generation slowly passes from the scene - there are fewer and fewer.


33 posted on 11/22/2011 1:19:01 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Hoodat
Did Senator Lincoln happen to explain why she voted in favor of those regulations?

Congress does not vote on regulations. Regulations are made by department bureaucrats who pretend to be implementing the laws that Congress passes.

34 posted on 11/22/2011 2:10:46 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Sub-Driver

So NOW Blanche Lincoln decides that regulations are bad?


35 posted on 11/22/2011 2:31:02 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.
Former Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln (Ark.)... 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).

36 posted on 11/22/2011 2:50:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Sub-Driver

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.

But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.

For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.

He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Statesman, philosopher and orator (42 B.C)


37 posted on 11/22/2011 3:48:11 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Sub-Driver

WTF did they expect? God help us, we have a clueless country.


39 posted on 11/22/2011 4:00:20 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Regulations >>>$$$>>> Crony Capitalists

Exactly!

Want to have a successful business in the democrat world? Then you had better pay to play. Pay huge amounts and they may even take out your competition.

40 posted on 11/22/2011 4:18:14 PM PST by vlad335
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To: Sub-Driver

they wouldn’t complain if Obama was doing well in the polls .. they didn’t complain about Obamacare did they?


41 posted on 11/22/2011 5:01:46 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Sub-Driver
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).

Gee Blanche, you are quite the irony bitch aren't you? Did you think of "Sensible Regulation" when you were senator?

42 posted on 11/22/2011 8:29:05 PM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: katiedidit1

LOL! Love it! Thanks!


43 posted on 11/24/2011 5:36:59 AM PST by Anita1 ("Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.")
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To: gettinolder
4,200 pages?!!!

There are close to 80 000 pages of regulations pertaining to charging for Medicare services.

Tens of thousands of people are employed to monitor compliance.

4200 pages is nothing.

44 posted on 11/24/2011 6:45:25 AM PST by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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