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Alaska Rep. Young wants regulations rolled back to 1991 levels
The Miami Herald (Originally from the Anchorage Daily News) ^ | September 28, 2011 | Sean Cockerham

Posted on 09/29/2011 11:54:34 AM PDT by SteelToe

Alaska Rep. Don Young suggested Tuesday he plans to introduce a bill to repeal every regulation that's been put into effect in the last 20 years, an idea that could have huge implications for everything from aviation safety to oil drilling if it actually happened.

"My bill is very simple, I just null and void any regulations passed in the last 20 years," Young told the Anchorage Downtown Rotary Club. "I picked 20 years ago because it crossed party lines and also we were prosperous at that time. And no new regulations until they can justify them."

At least some members of the Rotary crowd appeared taken aback by the breadth of what Young appeared to be saying, given all of the passenger jet safety, pesticide, food safety, banking and other regulations that have come into place since 1991.

One man at the luncheon stood and asked Young whether the congressman felt there should be any regulation of Wall Street.

Young responded he was not an expert on financial regulation but does believe there's a role for it, so long as the government doesn't go too far.

"When we deregulated the financial institutions which we did I believe probably 10 years ago we created some problems. There's no doubt about that. I'm more interested in regulations that do not have any founding," Young said, talking about paperwork required to meet transportation security regulations for barge commerce on the Yukon River.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/28/2428913/alaska-rep-young-wants-regulations.html#ixzz1ZMwFqsjA

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: business; economy; policy; regulations

1 posted on 09/29/2011 11:54:40 AM PDT by SteelToe
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To: SteelToe

We didn’t DEREGULATE the financial industry. We reformed the regulations stupidly.


2 posted on 09/29/2011 11:57:28 AM PDT by DManA
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To: steelyourfaith; thackney

Ping.


3 posted on 09/29/2011 12:03:40 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: SteelToe

A start...


4 posted on 09/29/2011 12:04:04 PM PDT by karnage
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To: SteelToe

Go back another twenty and you might have something.


5 posted on 09/29/2011 12:12:43 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SteelToe

lol. Nice stunt. PT Barnum is impressed.


6 posted on 09/29/2011 12:20:51 PM PDT by Huck (Oy.)
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To: SteelToe

Listens to Rush I see.


7 posted on 09/29/2011 12:20:52 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: SteelToe

It’s a start. We clearly need something this big and this dramatic if we take the WH and Senate.


8 posted on 09/29/2011 12:23:50 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

You mean this *isn’t* satire?


9 posted on 09/29/2011 12:32:43 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: SteelToe

Agreed!! Right after we eliminate every alphabet agency in the federal government that has usurped Congress’ function and begun to make law via its regulations!!


10 posted on 09/29/2011 12:37:01 PM PDT by DataMonger (Bitter-Clinger)
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To: SteelToe
"My bill is very simple, I just null and void any regulations passed in the last 20 years,"

And Executive Orders

11 posted on 09/29/2011 12:46:46 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: SteelToe

Works for me.


12 posted on 09/29/2011 12:48:22 PM PDT by golfisnr1
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To: DataMonger

lol. Great Minds Think Alike. I was just going to tack on to the last post of mine, eliminate every executive, legislative and judicial agency that has been created since that date as well.


13 posted on 09/29/2011 12:48:22 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: SteelToe

Works for me.


14 posted on 09/29/2011 12:48:32 PM PDT by golfisnr1
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To: SteelToe

Works for me.


15 posted on 09/29/2011 12:48:44 PM PDT by golfisnr1
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica
. I was just going to tack on to the last post of mine, eliminate every executive, legislative and judicial agency that has been created since that date as well.

I'll drink to that, in fact probably get drunk to celebrate if it happens (something I haven't done in about 40 years) :^)

16 posted on 09/29/2011 12:54:15 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Patrick1

Great idea.

Pre EPA, NRC, DOE and others.


17 posted on 09/29/2011 1:10:30 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: SteelToe

Roll baack to 1969 level.


18 posted on 09/29/2011 1:16:16 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SteelToe
Alaska Rep. Young wants regulations rolled back to 1991 levels ... "My bill is very simple, I just null and void any regulations passed in the last 20 years," Young told the Anchorage Downtown Rotary Club. "I picked 20 years ago because it crossed party lines and also we were prosperous at that time. And no new regulations until they can justify them."

Even keyboard regulations?

19 posted on 09/29/2011 1:37:22 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: SteelToe

I think every regulation should be required to sunset in 10 years, if not re-approved by Congress and the President.

Even in the rare cases that a regulation is needed, it is a short-term fix for a problem; once the problem is solved, the regulation just stifles growth.


20 posted on 09/29/2011 1:50:20 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Army Air Corps; golux; proud_yank; Bockscar; grey_whiskers; WL-law; IrishCatholic; Whenifhow; ...
Every year America is subjected to more and more government regulatory meddling, most of it mischievous, little of it actually beneficial. Yeah, I've had this same thought as Young, but I'd roll it back to 50 years ago or more.

Thanx for the ping AAC !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

21 posted on 09/29/2011 2:03:31 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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