Poor Wilbur Ross. He doesn’t know where to start when it comes to cutting regulations. Commerce Secretary must keep Twitler’s campaign promise of job creation and economic growth, which conservatives mysteriously equate with cutting regulations. Ten days in PEEOTUS signed an executive order mandating that two regulations must be removed for each new regulation put into effect. If that wasn’t enough, the Grifter in Chief is making the Billionaire Cabinet break a sweat with another executive order setting up so-called “reform task forces.”
Ross spoke to CNBC this morning and said that he’d be seeking the aid of lobbyists and business groups to help him navigate what he sees as a regulatory nightmare.
way into the tens of billions of dollars and very possibly approaching a hundred odd billions of dollars.
Where he sees regulations as costly any others have seen them as live saving. A “hole size” rule by the FAA requiring aircraft to be able to withstand a 20 square foot hole in a pressurized compartment is partly credited with saving 70 lives, in just one instance
According to Think Progress, EPA regulations creates jobs, offsetting any that may be lost, in addition to keeping people healthy and the environment free from pollution.
“Many of these were put in by executive orders and by agency rules, and those wouldn’t require acts of Congress. So we are up to our eyeballs in trying to make sure we identify all the problems,” Ross said. “So it’s a lot to do there. I think that will be one of the most fruitful areas that the administration can attack quickly.”
Instead, Republicans would rather line their own pockets and whine about the work that their Administration has demanded of them by executive order. Republicans can’t point to any cut regulation that’s saved money or jobs. However, they’re willing to use this empty rhetoric to act tough against the only entity powerful enough to check corporate power – namely, our government.