Circumnetting the President, Business and Regulations

By January 19, 2011Economy, Regulations

Wall Street Journal, “Obama Courts Business Support“:

Among the rules targeted by business and trade groups are proposed EPA regulations governing ozone and greenhouse-gas emissions, and emissions from industrial boilers; a Transportation Department rule limiting trucking-industry working hours; and an Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule that could require factory owners to install comprehensive noise-reduction technology, instead of issuing protective gear for workers.

“We want to take full advantage of this opportunity to encourage the administration to change course on a variety of proposals,” said Rosario Palmieri, vice president of regulatory policy at the National Association of Manufacturers.

Greenwire, via New York Times, “Obama Issues Executive Order to Cut Red Tape“:

Obama has recently reached out to businesses, meeting with corporate CEOs last month to ask how the government could help them create jobs and rebuild the economy. Industry groups were pleased by today’s announcement.

“Manufacturers have been saying for some time that overregulation is harming job creation and stifling economic growth,” said Aric Newhouse, senior vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers, in a statement today. “This is an opportunity for the president to demonstrate results by eliminating unnecessary regulations already in the pipeline or delaying poorly thought-out proposals that are costing jobs.”

Associated Press,Obama Orders Review Of Rules To Boost Economy

The National Association of Manufacturers said it “appreciated” Obama’s call for a regulatory review, but called for Obama to demonstrate results by “delaying poorly thought-out proposals that are costing jobs,” listing the EPA’s proposals to regulate greenhouse gases as a prime example.

“Manufacturers have been saying for some time that overregulation is harming job creation and stifling economic growth,” said NAM spokesman Aric Newhouse.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said Obama’s executive order “shows that he heard the same message I did in the last election — that Americans are sick and tired of Washington’s excessive overreach and overspending.

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