Obama and Czar Sunstein's "Fox guarding the hen house" regulatory review

In his first year as president, Barack Obama appointed Cass Sunstein, a radical leftist, to be his Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA.)  Appointing a bureaucrat like Sunstein to a position such as this is like having a fox guard the proverbial hen house.
 
Indeed, the president of the United States Chamber of Congress, Thomas Donohue, has called the Obama administration's growth of costly regulations on health care, banking and the environment a "tsunami" of regulations. 
 
The Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, stated today that "Businesses that want to hire are unsure of whether they can afford to do so because they fear the 'cost of doing business' will continue to rise as a result of the policies coming from this Administration."
 
Majority Whip McCarthy added:  "Since January, House Republicans have been fighting the overreach of the Obama White House into the private sector, and we will continue to advance a common sense legislative agenda aimed at removing Washington red tape that is hampering job creation across the country."
 
Directly below, is the full statement by Congressman McCarthy:

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McCarthy Statement on the Obama Administration's Regulatory Review

Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) issued the following statement regarding the White House announcement of its Regulatory Review Plans:

"At the beginning of the year, President Obama said he was committed to unwinding the regulatory red tape that is strangling job creation in our country, yet communities across the country continue to suffer from record levels of unemployment.  Businesses that want to hire are unsure of whether they can afford to do so because they fear the “cost of doing business” will continue to rise as a result of the policies coming from this Administration.

"Today's release of the White House Regulatory Review again demonstrates President Obama’s lack of commitment to bold policies that would actually help make it easier for American job creators to get people back to work. This "plan” doesn't even come close to addressing the real regulatory barriers to job growth in America. It’s time to stop paying lip service to the concerns of job creators.  It will take serious leadership and an ambitious vision for American prosperity  to turn this economy around.  Since January, House Republicans have been fighting the overreach of the Obama White House into the private sector, and we will continue to advance a common sense legislative agenda aimed at removing Washington red tape that is hampering job creation across the country."

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The real deal is we have made it lucrative for big US corporations to move overseas where labor costs are much less than here. Anybody care to count how many US jobs were lost over the last 10-15 years (maybe longer) this has been going on? How do we expect to create jobs in the US when the big employers have jumped ship? So the higher paying production jobs are gone and what are left are the lower paying service jobs. Job growth is created by product demand. Product demand is created by creating spendable income. Spendable income is created by good paying jobs - not jobs that barley pay enough to cover meager living expenses. You cannot build an industrial powerhouse over night it takes years and years of incremental growth in the population and/or in the wealth of the current population. None of this is happening anytime soon. Baby boomers are focusing on saving for retirement; they are not buying toys anymore. The generation behind them is only one half the size of the boomer population - no growth there.  Politicians will be beating the "I have the job growth plan for America" for another 10-15 years in hopes of getting elected but It will be the ones who inherit a growing population many years from now who will look like the political heroes; when in fact, all they did was show up at the right time. Sorry no quick fixes here, so let’s stop throwing our money into the wishing-well and get on with the sensible business of gutting out this unbelievably huge federal government that is sucking us dry.

 

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